Ari Shapiro

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For One Couple, Grub Farm Cures Stress Of Modern Korean Life

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Thousands of Koreans are giving up the urban grind for a more bucolic lifestyle, including a couple that started a larva farm. (This piece first aired on Aug. 3, 2015 on All Things Considered.)

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South Korea's Quirky Notions About Electric Fans

Sunday, August 09, 2015

It's a hot and humid day, like there's a thick blanket of air sitting on top of Seoul, when I visit the city's bustling Namdaemun market. The place has everything from live eels to military surplus gear, and I go to a corner with rows and rows of electric fans.

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Welcome To 'The Jungle,' Where Thousands Of Migrants Have Pitched Their Tents

Friday, August 07, 2015

In the French town of Calais, some migrants are trying to build a sense of normality to the sprawling unofficial camp where thousands seek shelter.

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French Port City Becomes Final Way Station For Some Migrants' Odysseys

Friday, August 07, 2015

Thousands of migrants have found themselves stranded in the French port of Calais. Most are waiting for a chance to illegally enter Britain, but others trying to create a new life in France.

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Tired Of The Seoul-Sucking Rat Race, Koreans Flock To Farming

Monday, August 03, 2015

More than 80 percent of people in South Korea live in cities. But in the past few years, there has been a shift. Tens of thousands of South Koreans are relocating to the countryside each year.

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In Seoul, Where Everything Moves Fast, There's Also Longing For The Past

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Anytime I need to update a bunch of apps on my smartphone, I'm going to fly to South Korea to do it.

I'm only partly joking.

The Internet speeds are so fast here, they make me feel like the U.S. is living in the past.

And it's not just the ...

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South Koreans Bristle At Growing Dominance Of Family-Run Conglomerates

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A small number of family-run conglomerates dominate South Korea's economy. The biggest started as a village store in 1938. It's controlled by the same family, and is now a household name: Samsung.

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Buddhist Diet For A Clear Mind: Nuns Preserve Art Of Korean Temple Food

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In South Korea, Buddhist temple food is viewed the way spa food is in the U.S.: curative, cleansing, perhaps even medicinal. Buddhist nuns have preserved these cooking techniques for 1,600 years.

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The Story Of South Korea Told Through One Cartoonist

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

One cartoonist in Seoul has shaped and defined South Korean culture for decades. NPR meets the artist on the last day of an exhibition devoted to the scope of his career.

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Belgrade's Ruined Defense Ministry Serves As Reminder Of NATO Airstrikes

Thursday, July 09, 2015

After national trauma, some countries build memorials, and others forget. Sixteen years after bombs struck, the defense ministry in Belgrade remains a ruin, serving as a daily reminder of the NATO war against Serbia.

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London Residents Remember Subway Bombing 10 Years Ago

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

On the 10th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on British soil, NPR hears the voices of first responders, survivors and others who lived through the London subway and bus bombing.

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The Painful Memories Of Those Who Survived London's 2005 Terror Attacks

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

On July 7, 2005, terrorists hit the subway system and buses across London. Ten years later, we hear the stories of emergency workers, survivors and those who lost loved ones.

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7 Years After Kosovo's Independence, A Border Still Fraught With Tension

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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Kosovo: The Pros And Cons Of Being Europe's Newest Country

Friday, June 26, 2015

America played a major role in Kosovo's fight for independence. Now, seven years after its emergence as a country, Kosovo suffers growing pains with more than half the young people unemployed.

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The Dutch Ruling On Climate Change That Could Have A Global Impact

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A Dutch court hands environmentalists a big victory with potential global repercussions, ordering the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent.

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After Kosovo Emerged From War, Foreign Extremists Radicalized Youth

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Decades of communism left Kosovo a largely secular place. But after the U.S.-backed war for independence, extremists radicalized young people. Now some have joined the Islamic State in Syria.

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Bulgaria Steps Up Efforts Against Drug Trafficking Across Its Borders

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bulgaria has long been a drug trafficking hub. As recently as the 1990s, the government looked the other way. Now a European Union member, it's working to stop the flow of Afghan heroin into Europe.

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Russia And The West Play Tug Of War; Serbia Feels Caught In The Middle

Monday, June 22, 2015

Serbia has long had close ties to Russia. But as with other Slavic countries, it's also looking to develop ties with Western Europe. It's a tough balance to strike these days.

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Europe's Migrant Crisis Spreads Ashore As Refugees Enter Bulgaria On Foot

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Migrants from Syria and other nations are fleeing to Europe not just by sea but also over land via Turkey. In Bulgaria, one of the European Union's poorest nations, about 1,000 people...

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Small Cafe Offers Refuge To Desperate Migrants Entering Bulgaria On Foot

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The Syrian refugees streaming across the border into Bulgaria have proved a boon for one kebab house. It's one spot in Europe where desperate migrants have found work and a welcome.

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