Ari Shapiro

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New report finds 'shocking' levels of lead in Chicago water

Friday, September 23, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with journalists Taylor Moore and Erin McCormick, who analyzed thousands of Chicago water tests which yielded "shocking" results published in an investigation in The Guardian.

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This hi-tech buoy can detect whales and prevent large ships from colliding with them

Friday, September 23, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Professor Douglas McCauley, director of the Benioff Ocean Science Laboratory, about a new technology that protects whales from colliding with large shipping vessels.

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How mass migrant crossings are impacting the small border town of Rio Grande City

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Rio Grande City Mayor Joel Villarreal about the influx of migrants crossing through his south Texas city.

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As the weather gets colder, Russian forces have targeted Ukraine's energy supply

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with German Galushchenko, Ukraine's Minister of Energy, for the latest on Russian shelling of Ukrainian power and heating plants as the weather starts to get colder.

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The role of states in contributing to the student debt crisis

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with economic policy expert Heather McGhee, host of the podcast The Sum Of Us, about how historic disinvestment by states in education contributed to the student debt crisis.

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At age 22, Samara Joy is a classic jazz singer from a new generation

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with 22-year-old jazz singer Samara Joy, who recently took to the stage of legendary club Blues Alley in Washington, D.C. Her album, Linger Awhile, is out now.

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'Moonage Daydream' isn't the Bowie biography you're probably expecting

Friday, September 16, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with director Brett Morgen on his documentary on David Bowie, Moonage Daydream. It's the first film since Bowie's death in 2016 that had the full cooperation of his estate.

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Your everyday rituals do impact your life — just not how you might expect

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

In his new book, scientist and author Dimitris Xygalatas explores how performing all kinds of rituals will have tangible impacts on our everyday lives

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Rituals are important to human life — even when they seem meaningless

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with anthropologist Dimitris Xygalatas about his new book, Ritual: How Seemingly Senseless Acts Make Life Worth Living.

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Democracy, are you OK? What recent history tells us about the state of politics

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

The U.K. has had four prime ministers in six years. Israel is about to have its fifth election in four years. Many in the U.S. still deny the 2020 election result. What is going on?

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The complicated history of the British commonwealth

Friday, September 09, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Matthew J. Smith, director of the Center for the Study of the Legacies of British Slavery at University College London, about the commonwealth's complicated history.

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Democracy around the world seems to be experiencing upheaval

Friday, September 09, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Moisés Naím, a distinguished fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, about the stability and effectiveness of democracies around the world.

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How the polarizing effect of social media is speeding up

Friday, September 09, 2022

In his new book, journalist Max Fisher unpacks how social media companies have engineered our feeds to keep us angry, and keep us online.

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Royal commentator on what comes next following the death of Queen Elizabeth II

Thursday, September 08, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Richard Fitzwilliams, a longtime royal watcher and commentator, about the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II and what comes next after her death on Thursday.

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California public health official on staying safe during scorching heatwave

Thursday, September 08, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Tomás Aragón, director of the California Department of Public Health, about how the state is responding to its recent heatwave.

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EPA administrator says it's 'all hands on deck' in Jackson, Miss.

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan about the ongoing water crisis in Jackson, Miss. The city has now gone 39 days without safe drinking water.

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East Kentucky's cultural cornerstone is trying to salvage its archives after floods

Wednesday, September 07, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alex Gibson of the Kentucky-based arts and media organization Appalshop, about how recent floods affected their archives of Appalachian music, film and heritage items.

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Encore: Werner Herzog's new novel is a story of the jungle and obsession and delusion

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with filmmaker Werner Herzog about his debut novel, The Twilight World. It tells the story of Hiroo Onoda, the Japanese soldier who kept fighting decades after the end of WWII.

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What's next for Chile after voters rejected a new constitution

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Antonia Laborde, a reporter for El País in Santiago de Chile after voters in the country rejected a new constitution. Now the country must consider a new path forward.

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A.M. Homes on writing about characters that have different set of values from her

Tuesday, September 06, 2022

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with author A.M. Homes about her new book, The Unfolding, which focuses on a Republican power broker between election night 2008 and Inauguration Day in January 2009.

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