Ari Shapiro

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Home Sweet Labyrinth: Susanna Clarke's Mysterious 'Piranesi' Will Lock You In

Monday, September 14, 2020

It's been 16 years since Clarke wrote Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. "The pressure of all the years when I hadn't written, and all the stories I hadn't written, weighed very heavily on me," she says.

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Jason Wright On Leading The Washington Football Team Amid Multiple Crises

Friday, August 28, 2020

Jason Wright, the new president of the Washington Football Team, comes into his job after reports of widespread sexual harassment at the team. Wright talked with NPR about his plans for the team.

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Play It Foward: Lianne La Havas Expresses Her Gratitude For Nick Hakim

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas about her music and the artist she is thankful for, Nick Hakim.

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Play It Forward: Kae Tempest Watches The World Vibrate

Monday, August 17, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with British rapper, poet and spoken word artist Kae Tempest about their ability to empathize and find hope amid darkness and an artist they are grateful for: Lianne La Havas.

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Play It Forward: Indigo Girls' Amy Ray And Emily Saliers On Their 45-Year Kinship

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

A new season Ari Shapiro's musical chain of gratitude, Play It Forward, begins with Indigo Girls' Amy Ray and Emily Saliers talking about their lifelong bond and the poetic flair of Kae Tempest.

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White House Economic Adviser On Relief During The Pandemic

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joseph Lavorgna, chief economist of the White House's National Economic Council, about economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic and the priorities going forward.

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California And Texas Health Officials: Mistrust A Major Hurdle For Contact Tracers

Monday, August 10, 2020

In Harris County, Texas, about 25% of people are "absolutely unwilling to share anything," says a local health department epidemiologist. Misinformation is one reason for the mistrust, officials say.

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Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Host Ari Shapiro talks with Linda Diaz, the winner of this year's NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Her entry, "Green Tea Ice Cream" is a dreamy R&B song anchored by her skilled and soulful voice.

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Mississippi On Track To Become No. 1 State For New Coronavirus Cases Per Capita

Monday, August 03, 2020

"We need to do something different," says Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who leads the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She says the state needs a mask mandate, but knows many people won't comply.

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'Vivek Oji' Is Very Much Alive In This Boundary-Breaking New Novel

Monday, August 03, 2020

You know what's going to happen in Akwaeke Emezi's new book — it's right there in the title: The Death of Vivek Oji. But this novel about a death is full of gender-bending, boundary crossing life.

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Ari Shapiro's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Friday, July 31, 2020

From our 2017 Tiny Desk Contest winner to the most recent Broadway show to stop by the desk, All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro picks his 5 favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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How Portland's Racist History Informs Today's Protests

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Oregon was founded on white supremacist principles. But it also has a long history of anti-racist protests, says Lisa Bates, who teaches urban studies at Portland State University.

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A New Book Traces The History Of Boy Bands, The Pop Phenomenon 'Larger Than Life'

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Author and music critic Maria Sherman talks about her new book, Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS and forgoing rock elitism to give into the joy of boy band pop songs.

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Believe It Or Not, Forests Migrate — But Not Fast Enough For Climate Change

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Forests "are restless things," writes Zach St. George in his new book The Journeys of Trees. He explains how, over millennia, forests creep inch by inch to more hospitable places.

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Delta CEO: Airline's Pandemic Strategy Is 'Putting People Over Profits'

Monday, July 27, 2020

U.S. airlines are facing unprecedented economic turmoil. CEO Ed Bastian discusses Delta's decision to fly its planes at 60% capacity and why halting the coronavirus is better than bailouts.

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Norm Eisen Says He Drafted 10 Articles Of Impeachment A Month Before Inquiry

Monday, July 27, 2020

In a new book, A Case for the American People, the Judiciary Committee special counsel during impeachment traces the process. Of Trump, he tells NPR: "He understands what he's doing. It is a pattern."

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New Wharton Business Dean Says Lack Of Diversity Stems From A Lack Of Prioritizing

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Erika James is the first woman and the first Black person to serve as dean in Wharton's history. She explains the obstacles women and people of color face and the generational change coming.

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Play It Forward: Mala Sees The Space Between The Notes

Friday, July 17, 2020

In the finale of the first season of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro speaks to dubstep pioneer Mala about minimalism, freedom and an artist he was inspired by, the late Augustus Pablo.

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'Brave New World' Meets 'The Handmaid's Tale' In Sophie Mackintosh's New Novel

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

In the world of Blue Ticket, girls are issued either blue tickets or white ones on the day of their first periods. Blue tickets grant a career but no children; white tickets mean home and family.

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Alabama's Top Health Officer: Without Compliance, Health Orders Can Only Go So Far

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Alabama extended its health orders in response to the jump in coronavirus infections. But State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says officials have had trouble enforcing the orders already in place.

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