Ari Shapiro

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'LillyAnna' Gives Teddy Geiger Space To Express Herself

Friday, November 16, 2018

The singer-songwriter talks about coming out as transgender and releasing a new album under the moniker teddy <3 about her transition journey.

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'The Cleaners' Looks At Who Cleans Up The Internet's Toxic Content

Monday, November 12, 2018

Filmmakers Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck discuss how their documentary tells the sobering story of the trauma and challenges faced by those who sift through social content.

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Life After GM: A Family Upended By Auto Plant Closure Took Divergent Paths

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Ten years after the financial crisis, the recovery hasn't reached everywhere. After the plant at which they worked was shuttered, three members of a family saw their lives change in unexpected ways.

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Not His Job: 'Wait Wait' Host Peter Sagal Writes A Book About Running

Friday, November 02, 2018

He's the voice of NPR's comedy news quiz. He has also run a marathon in under 3:10. And now he has collected his thoughts about his avocation in The Incomplete Book of Running.

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How Robyn Found Herself In The Space Between The Notes

Thursday, November 01, 2018

After eight years away, Robyn's new album Honey has fans asking where she's been. The answer, as the Swedish singer tells NPR's Ari Shapiro: dancing her way to emotional clarity.

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Actor Michael Caine, 85, On His Long Career: 'The Alternative Was A Factory'

Thursday, November 01, 2018

From the title heartthrob in Alfie to the fatherly butler of a Batman franchise, the actor has been filling movie screens for a half-century. His new memoir is Blowing The Bloody Doors Off.

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Kim Petras Goes Dark For Halloween With 'Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1'

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The latest release from the young pop singer, known for Barbie doll imagery and bubble-gum sounds, features spookier sonics and a cameo from Elvira.

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In 'Listen To The Marriage,' A Case For Spending Time In The Counselor's Office

Monday, October 29, 2018

John Jay Osborn, author of The Paper Chase, has a new novel — this one based on the four years when he and his wife attended (successful) marriage counseling.

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How One Michigan Family Has Recovered 10 Years After Auto Plant Closure

Friday, October 26, 2018

A decade after the economic crash, NPR's Ari Shapiro meets a family who all worked at the same General Motors plant when it closed during the company's bankruptcy. Each has taken a different path through economic recovery.

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A Look At One Of The Most Significant Political Borders In Michigan

Friday, October 26, 2018

One street in suburban Detroit is emerging as one of the biggest political boundaries in Michigan. Voters on either side of the street talk about the choices they're making at the polls this November.

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What's Changed And What Hasn't When It Comes To The Flint Water Crisis

Friday, October 26, 2018

In Flint, Mich., many people are still drinking only bottled water, several years after the water crisis began. Flint residents talk about what's changed — and what hasn't.

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Tunde Olaniran Refuses To Dilute His Creativity

Friday, October 26, 2018

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with a musician Tunde Olaniran in his hometown of Flint, Mich., whose flashy stage presence is as big as his dynamic sound.

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An Urban Ink Forager Explains How To Paint With All The Colors Of The Alley

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Concerned about keeping toxic art supplies around his kids, Jason Logan began making his own all-natural inks. He shares his process in a new book — and on a gathering expedition in Washington, D.C.

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How A 19th Century Chemist Took On The Food Industry With A Grisly Experiment

Monday, October 08, 2018

Deborah Blum's book, The Poison Squad, tells how Harvey Washington Wiley and his band of chemists crusaded to remove toxins, such as arsenic and borax, from food. How? By testing them on volunteers.

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Jameela Jamil: 'My Career Is Not Reflected By The Size Of My Body'

Friday, October 05, 2018

Jamil plays flighty socialite Tahani al Jamil on the NBC sitcom The Good Place, but in real life she's a disability rights advocate who speaks out against body shaming and extreme beauty standards.

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'A Kind Of Vague Hostility': Michael Lewis On How Trump Loyalists Run Agencies

Monday, October 01, 2018

In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis examines the Trump administration's impact on federal agencies, where inexperienced loyalists have been sent to manage nuclear weapons or the National Weather Service.

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Still Reinventing At 80, Jane Fonda Says, 'I Feel Better Than I Ever Have'

Monday, September 24, 2018

The actress, activist and fitness icon is the subject of the documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts. Married three times, she says, "It took me into my 60s and 70s to begin to say: I deserve respect."

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Anthony Roth Costanzo: A Countertenor For The 21st Century

Friday, September 21, 2018

The resourceful singer is unafraid to bring opera — and his high-flying top notes — to unlikely places, from sixth-grade classrooms to the offices of NPR.

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Javier Cercas Uncovers The Truth Behind Spain's 'Impostor'

Thursday, September 20, 2018

In his new book, The Impostor, Javier Cercas unravels the lies that created the life of Enric Marco — a man who for years portrayed himself as a Holocaust survivor and Spanish Civil War hero.

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Did Cape Town Learn From 'Day Zero'?

Friday, September 14, 2018

Cape Town, South Africa, averted the "Day Zero" water crisis that made headlines earlier this year, but is the close call enough to change the city's water consumption habits?

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