Ari Shapiro

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Zimbabwe Explosion Hits Presidential Rally

Saturday, June 23, 2018

A explosion rocked a political rally in Zimbabwe, where the country's president was speaking. The president was unharmed, but several people were seriously hurt. NPR's Ari Shapiro was at the rally.

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The Cast Of 'The Band's Visit' On What Makes The Broadway Smash Relatable

Thursday, June 07, 2018

The first Broadway show to grace NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, The Band's Visit is nominated for 11 Tony Awards. Stars Tony Shalhoub and Katrina Lenk sat down with Ari Shapiro after the performance.

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Matt Maltese Writes Love Songs For The End Of The World

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The 22-year-old singer has been likened to David Bowie in fashion sense, Morrissey in vocal similarities and Father John Misty in his knack for satirical and apocalyptic-themed lyrics.

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In Lauren Groff's 'Florida,' Everything's Out To Get You

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Groff's new short story collection, Florida, is a dark, visceral tribute to the state she has called home — though sometimes reluctantly — for the past 12 years.

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Human Ashes Left At The Vietnam Memorial Find A Not-Final Resting Place

Monday, May 28, 2018

To some, the Vietnam memorial is a sacred space and a fitting place for deceased veterans. But the National Park Service says it's not equipped to care for the remains that are being left there.

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John Cameron Mitchell On Punks, Aliens And The Queerness Of 'How To Talk To Girls'

Friday, May 25, 2018

The writer/director has turned a Neil Gaiman short story into a film starring Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning. It follows an alien exploring the 1970s punk music scene of Croydon, England.

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'Get Something That No One Else Has Gotten', Says Photographer Mark Seliger

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Seliger has made portraits of actors, rock stars and presidents. The challenge, he says, is to "create something that's never been done before." A new book collects images from his last 30 years.

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The Vast And The Violent Rural Northwest, In 'Come West And See'

Friday, May 18, 2018

Maxim Loskutoff's collection of short stories picks at the tensions between city and country among everyday Westerners — who find themselves living among heavily-armed separatist militias.

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MSU Settlement In Nassar Case 'A Great Victory,' Abused Gymnast Says

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Michigan State University, which failed to adequately monitor USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar, on Wednesday settled a lawsuit by 300 gymnasts, including Jeanette Antolin, for $500 million.

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Now It's North Carolina Teachers' Turn: How Did We Get Here? What's Next?

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

As teachers walk out in a sixth state, signs of what's to come.

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Before They Walk Into A Classroom, These New Teachers Will March On The N.C. Capitol

Monday, May 14, 2018

Recent graduates Cristina Chase Lane and WinnieHope Mamboleo will be joining the profession just as teacher strikes sweep the nation. Instead of feeling demoralized, they say they feel galvanized.

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Actress Jessie Buckley On Her Character's Dark Role In 'Beast'

Friday, May 11, 2018

Jessie Buckley stars in the new psychological thriller, Beast, set on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. NPR's Ari Shapiro spoke with Buckley about her role.

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10 Years After Housing Crisis: A Realtor, A Renter, Starting Over, Staying Put

Saturday, April 28, 2018

In Phoenix, homes lost 56 percent of their value during the bust, plunging hundreds of thousands of homeowners underwater on their mortgages. The market may have rebounded, but many scars remain.

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Wikipedia Founder Says Internet Users Are Adrift In The 'Fake News' Era

Friday, April 27, 2018

Jimmy Wales has spent a lot of time thinking about how to address the spread of false information. He says Internet users should take a more skeptical attitude towards things they're sharing.

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'I Used To Be A Dreamer': To Change The World, Souad Massi Starts With Herself

Friday, April 27, 2018

The Algerian singer talks about fighting for justice and honoring Arab poets through her music and performs three of her most powerful songs live.

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Navigating Campus For The 'Not Rich': Students Launch A Crowdsourced Guide

Thursday, April 26, 2018

At the University of Michigan, two students have created an online guidebook with tips for other low- and middle-income students trying to manage the high costs of college.

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Asylum-Seeking Student Says Nothing Can Stand Between Him And Poetry

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Allan Monga of Portland, Maine recently won the right to compete in the national Poetry Out Loud festival. He was initially barred because he's an asylum seeker and not a U.S. citizen.

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Meet Naia Izumi, The 2018 Tiny Desk Contest Winner

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The fourth annual Tiny Desk Contest winner has been revealed. Get to know the Georgia-hailing guitarist who won over the hearts of our judges this year.

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#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. Cities Race To Keep Up With Small Vehicle Shares

Monday, April 23, 2018

Cities like San Francisco and Austin are struggling to regulate a flood of new transportation options, from electric scooters to dock-less bikes. Residents are angry over sidewalk and safety concerns.

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Autonomous Weapons Would Take Warfare To A New Domain, Without Humans

Monday, April 23, 2018

Former special operations agent Paul Scharre helped create U.S. military guidelines on autonomous weapons. His new book Army of None, looks at the advances in technology, and the questions they raise.

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