Ari Shapiro

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A New Book Traces The History Of Boy Bands, The Pop Phenomenon 'Larger Than Life'

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Author and music critic Maria Sherman talks about her new book, Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS and forgoing rock elitism to give into the joy of boy band pop songs.

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Believe It Or Not, Forests Migrate — But Not Fast Enough For Climate Change

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Forests "are restless things," writes Zach St. George in his new book The Journeys of Trees. He explains how, over millennia, forests creep inch by inch to more hospitable places.

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Delta CEO: Airline's Pandemic Strategy Is 'Putting People Over Profits'

Monday, July 27, 2020

U.S. airlines are facing unprecedented economic turmoil. CEO Ed Bastian discusses Delta's decision to fly its planes at 60% capacity and why halting the coronavirus is better than bailouts.

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Norm Eisen Says He Drafted 10 Articles Of Impeachment A Month Before Inquiry

Monday, July 27, 2020

In a new book, A Case for the American People, the Judiciary Committee special counsel during impeachment traces the process. Of Trump, he tells NPR: "He understands what he's doing. It is a pattern."

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New Wharton Business Dean Says Lack Of Diversity Stems From A Lack Of Prioritizing

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Erika James is the first woman and the first Black person to serve as dean in Wharton's history. She explains the obstacles women and people of color face and the generational change coming.

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Play It Forward: Mala Sees The Space Between The Notes

Friday, July 17, 2020

In the finale of the first season of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro speaks to dubstep pioneer Mala about minimalism, freedom and an artist he was inspired by, the late Augustus Pablo.

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'Brave New World' Meets 'The Handmaid's Tale' In Sophie Mackintosh's New Novel

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

In the world of Blue Ticket, girls are issued either blue tickets or white ones on the day of their first periods. Blue tickets grant a career but no children; white tickets mean home and family.

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Alabama's Top Health Officer: Without Compliance, Health Orders Can Only Go So Far

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Alabama extended its health orders in response to the jump in coronavirus infections. But State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris says officials have had trouble enforcing the orders already in place.

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Nancy Pelosi Calls Trump 'Cowardly' For Not Wearing Mask, Supports Federal Mandate

Friday, June 26, 2020

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she agrees with presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden that masks should be a federal mandate as the country grapples with a spike in confirmed coronavirus cases.

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Play It Forward: James Blake On Playing His Biggest Shows Ever, From His Living Room

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Ari Shapiro speaks with Blake about playing virtual concerts for thousands of fans, and finding his voice early on by studying the music of British producer Mala.

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New York Gov. Cuomo: Now Is The Time For 'Fundamental Redefinition' Of Policing

Monday, June 15, 2020

For years, the governor says, Democrats in the state didn't have the political or popular support to enact reforms. Now, lawmakers have passed sweeping police accountability and transparency measures.

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LA Police Union Official: 'Every Dollar You Take Away' Has Consequences

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Robert Harris, a director of Los Angles Police Protective League, fends off criticism that the union opposes change and slams LA Mayor Eric Garcetti's proposed cuts to the police department budget.

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Play It Forward: Lakecia Benjamin Sings Through Her Saxophone

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Ari Shapiro talks to jazz saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin about her new album Pursuance: The Coltranes and an artist she is grateful for: James Blake.

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'There Is No Neutral': 'Nice White People' Can Still Be Complicit In A Racist Society

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

White Fragility author Robin DiAngelo says that the status quo in the United States is racism, and for white people, that's comfortable. "We've got to start making it uncomfortable," she says.

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U.N. Chief: Security Council Gridlock Blocks Effective Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to its knees, says U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. He says the global body requires more enforcement mechanisms and more "appetite to bite."

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As The Nation Chants Her Name, Breonna Taylor's Family Grieves A Life 'Robbed'

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Breonna Taylor's family and friends mourn her death — and process what it means for her to become a national symbol. Police in Louisville, Ky., shot and killed the 26-year-old EMT in March.

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Louisville Community Leader On Protests: 'People Want To See Something Different'

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Sadiqa Reynolds, president of the Louisville Urban League, says the protests — which have been peaceful and diverse in her city — are "changing the way the criminal justice system has to respond."

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A Look At Breonna Taylor's Life That Was Cut Short By The Police

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Breonna Taylor's name is chanted every night across the country by demonstrators protesting police violence. Her family and friends are grateful her name is known, even as they grieve.

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The Louisville Community Who Loved David McAtee Has Questions About His Death

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

McAtee is remembered as a family man and the owner of Yaya's BBQ. He was shot and killed at his business Monday when police and National Guard were dispersing a crowd after curfew.

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'Love, Support For One Another, Resistance': What Protests Look Like In Louisville

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott about the protests that erupted in Louisville after the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

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