Ari Shapiro

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Cory Booker Asked About Struggles With Black Voters: 'Let My Work Speak For Me'

Monday, October 14, 2019

The New Jersey senator sat down for NPR's interview series Off Script and was asked by an undecided voter why some residents in his hometown of Newark don't see him as "the voice" of black youth.

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Off Script: Cory Booker

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Democratic presidential contender, Sen. Cory Booker, sits down with NPR's Ari Shapiro and two undecided voters to answer their most pressing questions about his run for the White House.

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How High School Debate In 1990s Kansas Explains The Present: A Novel Argument

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

Author Ben Lerner's new semi-autobiographical book, The Topeka School, finds a competitive-debate whiz kid navigating adolescence — and perhaps the precursors to today's American politics.

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Kristin Chenoweth Is Doing It 'For The Girls'

Friday, September 27, 2019

On her latest album, For The Girls, Kristin Chenoweth covers classic songs originally recorded by women who inspire her and duets with Dolly Parton, Ariana Grande and more.

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Renée Zellweger On Playing Judy Garland: 'A Different Kind Of Triumph'

Thursday, September 26, 2019

The actress plays the title role in the new biopic Judy, which chronicles the iconic entertainer months before her death in 1969.

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MacArthur Fellow Walter Hood Revitalizes Neglected Urban Spaces

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Landscape architect Walter Hood transforms street corners and town squares, often in underserved communities, into spaces that honor communal histories. He is one of 26 MacArthur fellows this year.

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'The Most Elaborate Wedding Ever Staged': Rosetta Tharpe At Griffith Stadium

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

In 1951, gospel star Rosetta Tharpe got married in front of thousands of fans at a baseball stadium. In some ways, says biographer Gayle Wald, it set the template for today's stadium rock concerts.

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With 'Slave Play,' A Young Playwright Provokes His Way To Broadway

Friday, September 20, 2019

Jeremy O. Harris, 30, started writing a sexually explicit, transgressive and comic work as a graduate student at Yale. It proved a surprising smash hit, and will soon open on a much bigger stage.

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The Supreme Court And Code Of Ethics

Friday, September 20, 2019

A new sexual misconduct allegation against Justice Brett Kavanugh raises questions about why the Supreme Court doesn't have a code of conduct. Ari Shapiro talks to NPR's Nina Totenberg.

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Pelosi Says Congress Should Pass New Laws So Sitting Presidents Can Be Indicted

Friday, September 20, 2019

"I do think that we will have to pass some laws that will have clarity for future presidents. [A] president should be indicted, if he's committed a wrongdoing," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told NPR.

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What We Know About The Saudi Attack

Thursday, September 19, 2019

On Sept. 14, a Saudi oil processing plant was rocked by a series of explosions. The facility, and another oil field, were attacked from the air. Here's what physical evidence exists about the attacks.

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Amitav Ghosh: 'The World Of Fact Is Outrunning The World Of Fiction'

Monday, September 16, 2019

Ghosh's latest book, Gun Island, is a modern retelling of a Bengali myth. He believes old legends have a lot to teach us about how to think about the catastrophic effects of climate change.

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The Sisters Of A-WA 'Want To Bring Something New' To Yemen's Musical Traditions

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the three sisters who make up the genre-defying band A-WA after they performed at NPR's Tiny Desk.

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Tanya Tucker Is Back And Taking No Prisoners

Friday, August 23, 2019

After first shooting to fame in the 1970s, Tucker is back with her first full-length studio album in more than a decade called While I'm Livin'.

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'A Good Provider' Argues Migration Can Be Salvation

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Jason DeParle's new book follows one Filipino family for over 30 years. He had originally intended to research slum life — but discovered that migration was what lifted the family out of the slum.

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With An Eye Toward Lower Emissions, Clean Air Travel Gets Off The Ground

Monday, July 29, 2019

Air travel is set to grow dramatically. It will be a while before electric planes truly take off, but people are trying to reduce their carbon footprint now with offsets and "flight shaming."

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Looking Back At Human History, Archaeologist Suspects 'We're 51% Good'

Monday, July 29, 2019

Sarah Parcak has found that studying the rise and fall of civilizations has given her hope, or at least some hope. Her new book is called Archaeology from Space: How The Future Shapes Our Past.

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'Lager Queen' Author Was Tired Of Caricatures Of Midwestern Women

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

J. Ryan Stradal wasn't seeing the strong, Midwestern women who raised him reflected well in contemporary fiction. So he decided to write those characters himself in The Lager Queen of Minnesota.

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In 'Beijing Payback,' The Immigrant Experience, But Make It A Crime Thriller

Monday, July 22, 2019

Daniel Nieh used to be a model and a translator. He says both of those professions went into his debut novel, a page-turner about a college basketball player unraveling his Chinese father's murder.

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Acting Head Of Customs And Border Protection Says New Asylum Rule In 'Pilot' Phase

Thursday, July 18, 2019

"Although the new federal regulation allows us to apply that all 2,000 miles along the Southwest border, we're not going to do that," Mark Morgan told NPR.

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