Ari Shapiro appears in the following:
Monday, November 09, 2020
Branden Snyder, head of Detroit Action, says he hopes the president-elect shows he supports the Black community by prioritizing affordable housing, living wages and environmental justice.
Friday, November 06, 2020
With the election winner still undecided, NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with election law expert Michael Kang and Jelani Cobb of The New Yorker about the state of American democracy.
Friday, November 06, 2020
"Disco lights shine out of the darkness," says the pop veteran, who channels lockdown despair into glittery escapism on her 15th album, simply titled Disco.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with American multi-instrumentalist and meditation expert Laraaji about laughter meditation, his latest album Sun Piano and the artist he is grateful for: Mia Doi Todd.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
An audacious concert film, an unwitting viral hit and a second Rock Hall induction: That's just the past two years for Nicks, who says that at 72 she's finally comfortable doing everything she wants.
Monday, November 02, 2020
The 96-year-old saxophonist, who began playing with Sun Ra in the late '50s and continued to lead the Arkestra after its namesake's death, discusses the band's first album in more than 20 years.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Brooklyn-based musician Nick Hakim about creating little worlds with music and the artist he is grateful for: Laraaji.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Jess Walter's new novel an adventure tale based on actual events in the early days of the last century's labor movement — which was much wilder and bloodier than most people remember.
Monday, October 26, 2020
The pianist joins Ari Shapiro to discuss Amplify With Lara Downes, a video series on Black musicians who have experienced renewed creativity regarding racial injustice.
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Nick Gradisar, mayor of Pueblo, Colo., reflects on a spike in coronavirus cases in his town, contact tracing and how he's asking residents to prepare for the upcoming holidays.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
The pandemic continues to exact a heavy emotional toll on health care workers, says Kimberly Johnson, who provides them with free therapy. "I wish people knew ... what I saw," clients tell her.
Thursday, October 15, 2020
Mandela Barnes, Wisconsin's Democratic lieutenant governor, reflects on the recent surge of coronavirus cases in his state and talks about how it's preparing for what comes next.
Monday, October 05, 2020
Journalist Issac J. Bailey had a hard time writing the essays in his new collection Why Didn't We Riot? because it was painful to confront his suppressed anger about being a Black man in America.
Thursday, October 01, 2020
Avi Greenstein, CEO of Boro Park Jewish Community Council, reflects on the reaction in New York City's Hasidic communities to tough coronavirus safety measures.
Monday, September 14, 2020
It's been 16 years since Clarke wrote Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell. "The pressure of all the years when I hadn't written, and all the stories I hadn't written, weighed very heavily on me," she says.
Friday, August 28, 2020
Jason Wright, the new president of the Washington Football Team, comes into his job after reports of widespread sexual harassment at the team. Wright talked with NPR about his plans for the team.
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with British singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas about her music and the artist she is thankful for, Nick Hakim.
Monday, August 17, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with British rapper, poet and spoken word artist Kae Tempest about their ability to empathize and find hope amid darkness and an artist they are grateful for: Lianne La Havas.
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
A new season Ari Shapiro's musical chain of gratitude, Play It Forward, begins with Indigo Girls' Amy Ray and Emily Saliers talking about their lifelong bond and the poetic flair of Kae Tempest.
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joseph Lavorgna, chief economist of the White House's National Economic Council, about economic relief during the coronavirus pandemic and the priorities going forward.