Ari Shapiro

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Tituss Burgess Says He Plays The Most 'Everyman' Character On 'Kimmy Schmidt'

Monday, June 26, 2017

Titus Andromedon "doesn't have money to pay the rent; he can't keep a job; he gets racially profiled," Burgess says. "I mean, so what that he ... wears women's clothes?"

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Before The Rumble In The Jungle, Music Rang Out At Zaire 74

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Trumpeter Hugh Masekela and producer Stewart Levine organized the 1974 festival and produced the new album Zaire 74: The African Artists, which captures performances by Miriam Makeba, Franco and more.

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Confronting The Possibility Of Monsters In 'The Essex Serpent'

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The clash between science and religious belief lies at the heart of Sarah Perry's new novel, set in a marshy, windswept English town menaced by a serpentine monster that may or may not truly exist.

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alt-J Talk Chasing Excitement And Magic On A Confident New Album

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Gus Unger-Hamilton and Joe Newman tell Ari Shapiro about their songwriting process, how alt-J put its spin on a classic folk song and how the band has progressed over the years.

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'Praise The Lard': A Barbecue Legend Shows Us How To Master Smoked Chicken Wings

Friday, May 26, 2017

Mike Mills' chicken wings have been named the best in the country. He is even in the Barbecue Hall of Fame. His new book with daughter Amy Mills shares the gospel of barbecue with home cooks.

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This Simple Puzzle Test Sealed The Fate Of Immigrants At Ellis Island

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

What did it take to get through Ellis Island? For a few years, it took passing a puzzle test. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Adam Cohen, who wrote about it in Smithsonian Magazine.

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Sylvan Esso On The Pressure To Make Magic — Again

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Once Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn became famous as Sylvan Esso, they immediately felt the burdens of replicating their success. Three years after their electro-pop debut, they're back with What Now.

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Female Marines Tackle What They Call A Corps' 'Culture of Sexism'

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Maj. Janine Garner's photo was swept into the online group in which users, including some fellow troops, graded or demeaned military women. Now she is joining with other Marines to return fire.

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'Just Show Up': Sheryl Sandberg On How To Help Someone Who's Grieving

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Facebook executive lost her husband in 2015. She says, "Rather than offer to do something, it's often better to do anything. Just do something specific." Her new book is called Option B.

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Listen: Overcoats Perform Music From 'Young,' Plus A Little Amy Winehouse

Monday, April 24, 2017

The duo met in college and loved right away how their voices "cradled one another. " They speak with NPR's Ari Shapiro about learning to work together, and perform selections from their debut.

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Woman Returns To Her Slave Cabin Childhood Home In The Smithsonian

Friday, April 14, 2017

This week, Isabelle Meggett Lucas got to visit her childhood home — in the Smithsonian, which moved the house from South Carolina to the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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Outgoing 'New Yorker' Cartoon Editor Says 'Being Funny Is Being Awake'

Friday, April 14, 2017

After 20 years as the magazine's cartoon gatekeeper, Bob Mankoff is stepping down. He says humor helps us cope with hardship, get along with one another — and, in general, makes life more enjoyable.

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'Leftovers' Producer Says Final Season Is 'About The Stories We Tell Ourselves'

Friday, April 14, 2017

The HBO series is set a few years after 2 percent of the world's population suddenly vanishes. Executive producer Mimi Leder says the show revolves around some of life's biggest questions.

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Fitzgerald Didn't Satisfy This Author, So She Wrote Her Own 'Gatsby'-Inspired Novel

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Stephanie Powell Watts' No One Is Coming to Save Us isn't quite a retelling of The Great Gatsby; instead, it uses similar themes to tell a story about black characters in a declining furniture town.

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In Germany, A Syrian Refugee Is Reunited With His Family

Friday, March 31, 2017

Syrian refugee Monzer Omar, who first spoke with NPR in 2015, has been living in Germany awaiting his wife and young children. After a 10-hour trek out of Syria, they were able to join him in January.

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How Can You Bring Innovation To Government Services? Follow Users

Thursday, March 30, 2017

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jennifer Pahlka, founder and executive director of Code for America, about what it takes to bring innovation to government.

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An Exoneree Shares His Story Of Wrongful Conviction In 'Anatomy Of Innocence'

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Jerry Miller spent more than 25 years behind bars for crimes he didn't commit. His story is part of a new collection that pairs exonerees with mystery/thriller writers.

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After Fleeing An Apocalypse, La Vida Boheme Embraces Its Immigrant Story

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Venezuelan rockers moved to Mexico as protest and corruption were swallowing their hometown of Caracas. Life in a foreign country became the inspiration for their latest album, La Lucha.

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After Long Wait, Syrian Refugee In Toledo Finally Gets Green Card

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Mohammed Al-Refaai is a 23-year-old butcher who fled Syria and lives in Toledo, Ohio. When we first met Mohammed, he was waiting for his green card so that he could visit his family who are all still refugees in Jordan.

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Patton Oswalt Explains How Pop Culture Gets Grieving All Wrong

Friday, March 10, 2017

Nevermind the superhero stories; after his wife died, Oswalt wasn't motivated to channel his loss into fitness or crime fighting. He says so far push-ups have not been a part of his grieving process.

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