Ari Shapiro

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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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Nancy Pelosi Calls Trump 'Cowardly' For Not Wearing Mask, Supports Federal Mandate

Friday, June 26, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she agrees with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that masks should be a federal mandate as the country grapples with a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases.

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Play It Forward: James Blake On Playing His Biggest Shows Ever, From His Living Room

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Ari Shapiro speaks with Blake about playing virtual concerts for thousands of fans, and finding his voice early on by studying the music of British producer Mala.

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New York Gov. Cuomo: Now Is The Time For 'Fundamental Redefinition' Of Policing

Monday, June 15, 2020

For years, the governor says, Democrats in the state didn't have the political or popular support to enact reforms. Now, lawmakers have passed sweeping police accountability and transparency measures.

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LA Police Union Official: 'Every Dollar You Take Away' Has Consequences

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Robert Harris, a director of Los Angles Police Protective League, fends off criticism that the union opposes change and slams LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed cuts to the police department budget.

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Play It Forward: Lakecia Benjamin Sings Through Her Saxophone

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Ari Shapiro talks to jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin about her new album Pursuance: The Coltranes and an artist she is grateful for: James Blake.

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'There Is No Neutral': 'Nice White People' Can Still Be Complicit In A Racist Society

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo says that the status quo in the United States is racism, and for white people, that's comfortable. "We've got to start making it uncomfortable," she says.

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U.N. Chief: Security Council Gridlock Blocks Effective Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to its knees, says U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. He says the global body requires more enforcement mechanisms and more "appetite to bite."

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As The Nation Chants Her Name, Breonna Taylor's Family Grieves A Life 'Robbed'

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Breonna Taylor's family and friends mourn her death — and process what it means for her to become a national symbol. Police in Louisville, Ky., shot and killed the 26-year-old EMT in March.

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Louisville Community Leader On Protests: 'People Want To See Something Different'

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Sadiqa Reynolds, president of the Louisville Urban League, says the protests — which have been peaceful and diverse in her city — are "changing the way the criminal justice system has to respond."

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A Look At Breonna Taylor's Life That Was Cut Short By The Police

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Breonna Taylor's name is chanted every night across the country by demonstrators protesting police violence. Her family and friends are grateful her name is known, even as they grieve.

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The Louisville Community Who Loved David McAtee Has Questions About His Death

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

McAtee is remembered as a family man and the owner of Yaya's BBQ. He was shot and killed at his business Monday when police and National Guard were dispersing a crowd after curfew.

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'Love, Support For One Another, Resistance': What Protests Look Like In Louisville

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott about the protests that erupted in Louisville after the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

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Finding Connection And Comfort In Livestream Concerts During Quarantine

Monday, June 01, 2020

NPR Music correspondents Ann Powers and Sidney Madden recommend a few favorite livestreaming performance series to check out while in-person concerts are on hold.

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'It's Like A Nightmare': Options Dwindle For Renters Facing Economic Distress

Monday, June 01, 2020

Even as the unprecedented rate of unemployment continues to climb, protections for renters are running out, as extra unemployment benefits and suspension of evictions expire.

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The Most Common Listener Questions About The Pandemic, Revisited

Friday, May 29, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin and Ari Shapiro revisit the most common questions The National Conversation has received in the last two months. And the show says goodbye, for now.

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In The Midwest, Reopening Looks Different State By State, Even City By City

Friday, May 15, 2020

As the country begins to lift stay-at-home orders, nowhere is the messy patchwork of timelines and rules more pronounced than in the Midwest. Businesses and customers are navigating a confusing maze.

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Play It Forward: Georgia Anne Muldrow On Building Worlds Through Music

Thursday, May 07, 2020

In the fourth episode of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro speaks with R&B polymath Georgia Anne Muldrow about how music has served her during the pandemic and the sprawling soul-jazz of Lakecia Benjamin.

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Play It Forward: Bernice's Robin Dann On Writing Music With A Sense Of Surprise

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In the third episode of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro interviews Robin Dann of the Canadian band, Bernice. She talks about redefining success and how the freedom of jazz informs her music.

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Learning Lessons From Inspiration, Despite Complexity, In 'Why Fish Don't Exist'

Friday, April 17, 2020

Former NPR journalist Lulu Miller was inspired by a scientist who started again when his life's work was destroyed. Now, she writes about what she can take from his story, even when it's not all good.

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