Ari Shapiro

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New Morehouse College Program Encourages Black Men To Complete Unfinished Degrees

Thursday, February 25, 2021

More than 2 million Black men who pursued a higher education never reached graduation. Morehouse President David Thomas says a flexible new online program aims to help them cross the finish line.

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Why The Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Has Gotten A Bad Rap — And Why That's Not Fair

Monday, February 22, 2021

By some measures, the Johnson & Johnson vaccine may appear to be less effective than Moderna and Pfizer. But Dr. Ashish Jha says when it comes to hospitalizations and deaths, it's just as good.

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American Indicators: The Faces And Stories Behind The Economic Statistics

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Some sectors are thriving, while others continue to struggle, putting different people in vastly different situations. NPR is following four people who will help illustrate the arc of the recovery.

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The Podcast 'Anything For Selena' Tells A Story Larger Than The Artist's Life

Thursday, February 04, 2021

Ari Shapiro speaks with host Maria Garcia, whose childhood on the U.S.-Mexico border informs the show's storytelling about the late queen of Tejano music.

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Overflowing 'Year Abroad' Is A Travelogue, A Coming-Of-Age Tale And A Mafia Thriller

Wednesday, February 03, 2021

Chang-Rae Lee's new novel — about a college kid from New Jersey who ends up following a Chinese immigrant entrepreneur on a business trip — is part, travelogue, coming-of-age tale and thriller.

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Early Data Shows Striking Racial Disparities In Who's Getting The COVID-19 Vaccine

Thursday, January 28, 2021

A disproportionately small number of Black and Hispanic Americans have gotten vaccinated so far. Samantha Artiga of the Kaiser Family Foundation discusses barriers to access and what needs to be done.

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They're A Precious Commodity, So Why Are Some COVID-19 Vaccines Going To Waste?

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Amesh Adalja of Johns Hopkins University says strict guidelines around how to roll out the vaccine have discouraged health care providers from giving spare doses to noneligible groups.

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Refugee Resettlement Coordinator Is Hopeful For What Comes Next Under Biden

Friday, January 22, 2021

Corine Dehabey runs a group that helps resettle refugees in Toledo, Ohio. She says her organization is "hopeful" and "excited" about Biden's plan to raise the number of refugees allowed into the U.S.

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Correctional Facilities Are COVID-19 Hot Spots. Why Don't They Get Vaccine Priority?

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Prisons, jails and detention centers have much higher coronavirus case and fatality rates than the general public. But attitudes toward inmates mean bank tellers may get vaccinated before they do.

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Inmates Are Among Most Vulnerable In The Pandemic. When Will They Get Vaccinated?

Friday, December 18, 2020

Some of the largest coronavirus outbreaks in the U.S. have occurred in prisons and jails. And millions of people in those facilities are wondering when they will get a vaccine.

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Christopher Nolan On 'Tenet' And Time, 'The Most Cinematic Of Subjects'

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The director, producer and writer discusses the making of Tenet, directing actors who are moving and talking forwards and backwards, and why he's drawn to exploring time in his films.

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Wisconsin Hospital Leader On Getting Ready For Vaccinations

Friday, December 11, 2020

Dr. Jeff Bahr with the Advocate Aurora Health system in Wisconsin says his hospitals are "ready to go" for vaccinations. Staff who treat COVID-19 patients will be first in line, he says.

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Christopher Nolan Calls Warner Bros.' Shift To Streaming New Movies 'A Great Danger'

Friday, December 11, 2020

In an interview with NPR, the blockbuster director said the studio's decision to stream movies on HBO Max on the day of their release will hurt the people who work in the movie industry.

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In New Picture Book, Family Adds A 'Ninth Night Of Hanukkah'

Thursday, December 10, 2020

In Erica Perl's new children's book, a family's box of Hanukkah items are misplaced during a move. Their neighbors help them to make their holiday a success — so they add a ninth night to thank them.

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And Now For An Important Message: Convincing You To Get The Coronavirus Vaccine

Friday, December 04, 2020

Some Americans say they don't want to be vaccinated against the coronavirus. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the Ad Council's CEO about public health messaging and ways to reach vaccine skeptics.

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2020 Book Concierge: Ari Shapiro Picks 'Piranesi' By Susanna Clarke

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

To celebrate the launch of NPR's 2020 Book Concierge, each All Things Considered host will share their favorite book. Ari Shapiro's is Piranesi by Susanna Clarke.

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Play It Forward: Thanksgiving Edition, Pt.2

Friday, November 27, 2020

This Thanksgiving, some musicians, including Laraaji, Mia Doi Todd and Thundercat, talk about the artists they are thankful for in a musical chain of gratitude.

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A COVID-19 Vaccine For Children May Still Be Many Months Away

Friday, November 27, 2020

The first COVID-19 vaccines to hit the market will not be approved for use in children. Researchers must figure out if the vaccines are safe and effective in kids.

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What Biden Administration Can Do To Help Americans Pay Off Student Loans

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Student debt is a major barrier for many people when it comes to buying a house, switching careers or starting a family. NPR discusses how President-elect Biden might help Americans with this debt.

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Play It Forward: Thundercat Eases Loneliness With Trippy Music

Thursday, November 19, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Thundercat about his latest album, It Is What It Is, the importance of laughter and the artist he's grateful for, Louis Cole.

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