Ari Shapiro

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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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In Lost Essay, Langston Hughes Recounts Meeting A Young Chain Gang Runaway

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

The work, previously published only in Russian, was discovered by Professor Steven Hoelscher. The encounter occurred in 1927, when Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston went on a road trip through the South.

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Betty Who Creates 'A Space That People Feel Joy In' With Independent Debut

Friday, July 12, 2019

Australian pop singer Betty Who reflects on her latest album, Betty, and the paths she's been able to explore as an independent artist.

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'Pose' Choreographer Creates A Safe Space — On The Runway

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Twiggy Pucci Garçon got her start competing at drag balls — now, she's the runway routine choreographer for the FX show Pose, which celebrates ball culture in New York City in the '80s and '90s.

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Divino Niño Uses Old Friendships And Retro Sounds To Create 'A Little Vacation'

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Javier Forero and Camilo Medina, lead singers of Divino Niño, talk about migrating to America, bonding over music and the band's debut album Foam.

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Disney Heiress Calls For Wealth Tax: 'We Have To Draw A Line'

Friday, June 28, 2019

Abigail Disney is among the superrich speaking out against income inequality. When Disney workers told her they were rationing insulin and sleeping in cars, she says, she felt an indescribable rage.

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Dr. Marijuana Pepsi Won't Change Her Name 'To Make Other People Happy'

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Long ridiculed for her unusual name, Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck recently turned her hardship into success. After studying perceptions around "black names" in white classrooms, she completed her Ph.D.

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Marijuana Pepsi Fends Off The Jokes To Earn Her PhD

Friday, June 21, 2019

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Marijuana Pepsi Vandyck about her recent PhD completion despite the hardships she's faced because of her birth name.

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'Damaged' Tales Of Love, In Fiction From 'BoJack' Creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Friday, June 21, 2019

The writer, better known for his dark animated comedy about a has-been horse, has written a collection of surreal short stories called Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory.

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For Santana, 'Africa Speaks' Album Is About 'Manifesting Divine Voodoo'

Monday, June 17, 2019

Carlos Santana speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about his latest album Africa Speaks and explains how to maintain a constant thirst for music discovery.

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Remembering iTunes' Cultural Significance

Monday, June 03, 2019

Apple announced it will not offer iTunes in its new operating system. Amy Wang of Rolling Stone explains why iTunes "completely changed the way that people buy and listen to music."

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Tyndall Air Force Base Still Faces Challenges In Recovering From Hurricane Michael

Friday, May 31, 2019

Tyndall Air Force Base suffered billions of dollars worth of damage from Hurricane Michael. The Air Force wants the base fully online, but there are challenges, including a new hurricane season.

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Sinkane Harnesses Hope For Sudan In 'Dépaysé' Album

Friday, May 31, 2019

Sinkane's lead singer Ahmed Gallab talks about the band's latest album, Dépaysé, Sudan's regime change and the resilience of his people.

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Nearly 8 Months After Hurricane Michael, Florida Panhandle Feels Left Behind

Friday, May 31, 2019

Floridians are still reeling from the Category 5 storm's effects. They've been waiting more than 230 days for Congress to pass a disaster relief bill. And the new hurricane season is about to begin.

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Scientists Know How Tornadoes Form, But They Are Hard To Predict

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Scientists know how the storms are created, but it's nearly impossible to predict where a tornado will touch down, says Patrick Marsh, an NOAA meteorologist.

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Florida Panhandle Still Feeling Effects Of Michael As New Hurricane Season Begins

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hurricane season begins June 1, but the Florida panhandle is still reeling from Hurricane Michael, which made landfall last October and caused an ongoing housing crisis.

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