Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

Detroit Organizer: Black Voters Expect Strong Policies, Not Just Applause, From Biden

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.

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How The 2020 Presidential Election Became A Test Of American Democracy

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.

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Kylie Minogue On Making Dance Music In A Year Without Discos

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.

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Play It Forward: Laraaji Loves To Laugh

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.

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Stevie Nicks On TikTok, Tom Petty And Claiming What's Yours

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.

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On 'Swirling,' Marshall Allen Keeps The The Sun Ra Arkestra Soaring Through Space

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.

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Play It Forward: Nick Hakim Finds Humor In Darkness

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.

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Echoes Of Today's Unrest Run Through 'The Cold Millions'

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.

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In Lara Downes' New Series, Black Musicians Rise To A Pivotal Moment

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.

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Colorado Mayor Dealing With Rise In COVID-19: 'This Is Going To Be A Lost Year'

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.

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Health Care Workers Ask Therapist: 'Why Aren't More People Taking This Seriously?'

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.

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Weather, Football And Politics: Wisconsin Lt. Gov. On Spike In COVID-19 Cases

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.

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Anger And A Sense Of Betrayal Drive 'Why Didn't We Riot?'

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.

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How New York's Orthodox Jewish Community Is Responding To Coronavirus Safety Measures

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.

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Home Sweet Labyrinth: Susanna Clarke's Mysterious 'Piranesi' Will Lock You In

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.

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Jason Wright On Leading The Washington Football Team Amid Multiple Crises

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.

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Play It Foward: Lianne La Havas Expresses Her Gratitude For Nick Hakim

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.

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Play It Forward: Kae Tempest Watches The World Vibrate

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.

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Play It Forward: Indigo Girls' Amy Ray And Emily Saliers On Their 45-Year Kinship

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.

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White House Economic Adviser On Relief During The Pandemic

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.

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