Ari Shapiro

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Anaïs Mitchell's 'Hadestown' Musical Makes Its Broadway Debut

Monday, April 22, 2019

The singer-songwriter turned her 2010 concept album into a folk-opera stage production and earlier this month, the show made its Broadway debut.

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'Our Planet' Nature Documentary Addresses The 800-Pound Gorilla — Human Impact

Monday, April 15, 2019

The new Netflix series takes a hard look at the effects of our behavior on the natural world. Series producer Alastair Fothergill says that this is a different, more urgent type of show.

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He Thought His City Was Prepared For Big Storms. Then Cyclone Idai Hit

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Beira, a coastal city in Mozambique, had a system in place to protect against flooding. Still, it was destroyed by the cyclone. Mayor Daviz Simango reflects on what went wrong.

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How HHS Secretary Reconciles Proposed Medicaid Cuts, Stopping The Spread Of HIV

Monday, April 08, 2019

As head of the Department of Health and Human Services, Alex Azar is charged with making Trump's plan to end HIV in the U.S. by 2030 work. "We have an historic opportunity," he tells NPR.

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Chronicles Of A Venezuelan Exodus: More Families Flee The Crisis On Foot Every Day

Thursday, April 04, 2019

An All Things Considered team recently traveled along a common Colombian route taken by Venezuelans fleeing crisis in their country and discovered dramatic stories of an expanding exodus.

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The Internet May Be Just As Omniscient As God In 'Kaddish.com'

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Nathan Englander's new novel is a satire on doubt and devotion, and it starts with a death — the death of an observant Orthodox Jew whose secular son is struggling with his religious obligations.

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This Is For 'The Undefeated': A New Picture Book Celebrates Black Brilliance

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Kadir Nelson was inspired by Kwame Alexander's poem. It "spoke to excellence, and perseverance, and triumph amidst adversity," Nelson says. "It was an ode to the sung and unsung heroes in history."

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Many Pregnant Women Are Among Those Leaving Venezuela

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Venezuela is in the midst of an economic and political crisis. That's led many pregnant women to seek medical attention across the border in Colombia.

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A Path No One Would Choose To Walk: 350 Miles With The Caminantes

Friday, March 29, 2019

Venezuelans leaving their country by foot used to be men looking for work. Now, it's people who feel they have no choice. These "caminantes" trek hundreds of miles across Colombia along their journey.

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'Time To Act': Venezuelans Who Fled To Colombia Are Eager To Oust Maduro

Friday, March 29, 2019

Tensions are building at Colombia's border with Venezuela, where former Venezuelan forces and migrants are taking refuge. Many are eager for a revolution back home.

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News Brief: Trump Rallies In Michigan, Venezuelans Leave, Brexit

Friday, March 29, 2019

In Michigan, President Trump held his first rally since the end of the Mueller investigation. Also, the latest on Venezuelans fleeing to Colombia and Brexit turmoil.

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Venezuelans Stream Into Colombia

Friday, March 29, 2019

Latin America is dealing with a refugee crisis larger than anyone in the region has seen before. Thousands of Venezuelans are pouring across the border into Colombia each day.

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Ending HIV In Mississippi Means Cutting Through Racism, Poverty And Homophobia

Saturday, March 16, 2019

More than half the new HIV diagnoses in the U.S. are in Southern states, where the rates among gay and bisexual black men remain stubbornly high, despite the existence of medicine to stop the virus.

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In 'Shrill,' Lindy West Made The Body Positive Show That She Never Had

Thursday, March 14, 2019

"You don't see fat people being happy on TV. If there's a fat character on TV they are sad," West says. That's definitely not the case in Shrill, a Hulu comedy series adapted from West's 2016 memoir.

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Just 'Follow This Thread': You're Meant To Get Lost In This Book About Mazes

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Henry Eliot's book takes twists and turns through history, philosophy, myth and pop culture. He says mazes are just like life — except that at the end you can turn around and do it all over again.

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As 'Gloria,' Julianne Moore Explores The Extraordinary Drama Of Ordinary Life

Thursday, March 07, 2019

"The older I get, and the more experience I gather — as an actor and as a human being — the more I'm interested in things that are real," Moore says. She stars in the new film Gloria Bell.

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'Neverland' Director On Investigating 'What Happened Once The Bedroom Door Closed'

Friday, March 01, 2019

Filmmaker Dan Reed discusses his four-hour documentary, Leaving Neverland, which features two men claiming Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children.

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Blair Braverman And Her 'Ugly Dogs' Prepare For Her First Iditarod

Friday, March 01, 2019

The rookie musher and her team of rock-star racers, with their own social media following, face heavy snow, subzero temperatures and 938 miles of Alaskan wilderness.

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Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directing Debut Takes Him To Malawi To Capture 'The Wind'

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The English actor performed in, directed and wrote the screenplay for The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind. It's based on a memoir by William Kamkwamba, whose ingenuity helped save his village from famine.

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Upcoming In The House Of Representatives: Public Displays Of Trump Challenges

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution blocking the president from using a national security declaration to pay to build a border wall.

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