Ari Shapiro

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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?


Fires And Explosions Reported In Massachusetts Towns

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dozens of houses have exploded into flames, and a hospital says it is treating victims. People are being told to evacuate, which has led to gridlock and traffic jams.


Sally Field Wasn't Sure She'd Have The Guts To Publish Her New Memoir

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"I wrote it for myself," Field says of her intensely personal accounting of her life and career. In Pieces describes childhood abuse, an abortion at 17 and her relationship with Burt Reynolds.


Singing In The Shower To Help Save Cape Town's Water

Friday, September 07, 2018

In late 2017, the South African city — hit by a historic drought — faced the possibility it would have to shut off its water supply within six months. A musical challenge helped avert that disaster.


With Big Red Machine, Justin Vernon And Aaron Dessner Are Anti-Auteurs

Friday, August 31, 2018

The two artists, best known for their bands Bon Iver and The National, say their new project isn't really a band but a large-scale collaboration involving dozens of musicians.


Strangers On A Train: How Gabriel Kahane's Travels Inspired An Album Of Empathy

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kahane's new album, Book of Travelers is inspired by a two-week train trip the composer took across America. Kahane discusses the album and performs a few of the songs in NPR's studio.


In Satirical 'Severance,' A Stricken Country Works Itself To Death

Friday, August 10, 2018

When a disease wipes out most of the U.S. population, Candace Chen is the last one left at the office. Ling Ma began work on the apocalyptic novel right before she got laid off from her own job.


PHOTOS: What It's Like On Both Sides Of The U.S.-Mexico Border's Busiest Crossing

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

The Rio Grande Valley is the busiest stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border for crossing. NPR recently spent time on both sides of the border here, where immigration is part of everyday life.


An Unlikely Friendship: An Immigration Attorney And A Border Patrol Agent

Friday, August 03, 2018

How you feel about immigration can put you at odds with your friends, family or neighbors. In McAllen, Texas, two families with different points of view don't let politics come between them.


As Private ICE Lockups Grow, Towns Could See Economic Boon

Friday, August 03, 2018

With the promise of good-paying jobs, Raymondville, Texas, has welcomed an immigration detention center that rose from the ashes of a facility once plagued by allegations of abuse.


Detention Center In Texas That Once Burned During Riots Reopens

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Locking up immigrants is a growth business, worth hundreds of millions of dollars. NPR's Ari Shapiro visits a small town in Texas where a new immigration detention facility is opening on the site of one that burned down during riots a few years ago.


What Happens On The Other Side Of the U.S. Border In Mexico

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Borders are two sided. Migrants in along the Mexico border speak with NPR about the challenges they are facing on the road to the U.S.


A Look Into What Immigrant Families Face At Busiest Border Crossing

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Rio Grande Valley in South Texas is the busiest section of the U.S.-Mexico border. President Trump threatens shut down of the government over funding for border security.


Zimbabwe's Rickety Trains Get A Boost From Expat Investors Next Door

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Zimbabweans living in neighboring South Africa are injecting capital into a railway revamp — but much more is needed to get the country back on its feet.


Mugabe's Gone, But Zimbabwe Still Has A Serious Cash Shortage

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The lack of hard currency is a severe problem for the southern African nation.


Did The Government Meet The Deadline To Reunite Migrant Families?

Friday, July 27, 2018

The Trump administration says it has reunited all of the eligible parents with their children who were separated under the "zero tolerance" policy. Hundreds of kids are still in government custody.


Hundreds Of Families Still Separated As Reunification Deadline Arrives

Thursday, July 26, 2018

A court-imposed deadline to reunite separated children with their parents has arrived, but there are still many obstacles for the government to clear before they can reunite all of the families.


Parker Posey Writes Her Own Myth In 'You're On An Airplane'

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

This "self-mythologizing memoir," which Posey pronounces "me-moir," is written as if it's a monologue to an airplane seatmate, full of collages, cocktail recipes and stories from her life and career.


Reaction To Demi Lovato's Alleged Overdose Shows Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Michael Cragg of Beat Magazine explains the social media reaction following Demi Lovato's reported drug overdose and what it means about attitudes toward addiction and mental illness.


What It's Like To Be Held Hostage By Somali Pirates For 2 1/2 Years

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Journalist Michael Scott Moore went to East Africa to write about piracy. Then he got kidnapped and imprisoned for 977 days. The Desert and the Sea chronicles his incredible ordeal.