Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

The Theater Company Is 1927; The Technology Is Cutting Edge

Monday, January 05, 2015

The British troupe 1927 has used vintage style and distinctive animation to make a name for itself in London and beyond. Its latest play is Golem.

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High-Tech Tools Help Irish Dairy Farmers Produce More Milk

Friday, January 02, 2015

In deepest rural Ireland, traditional farmers are developing advanced technology in the name of more milk from happier cows. An old-fashioned dairy has embraced wearable technology for cows.

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London's Morning Gloryville Starts Sunrise Rave Trend

Thursday, January 01, 2015

It's a typical rave scene, except everyone is sober and it's 7 a.m. on a weekday. Morning Gloryville is a monthly surprise party. (This piece initially aired August 12, 2014 on Morning Edition).

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Europe's Largest Zinc Mine Lies Deep Under Ireland's Countryside

Monday, December 29, 2014

Major industries from cars to tech couldn't function without zinc. Business is booming at the mine in Ireland — especially since China stopped exporting its supply.

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In Britain, A Christmas Tradition Of Slapstick And Silliness

Thursday, December 25, 2014

For centuries, British families have celebrated the Christmas season by attending "pantomimes," silly musical comedies of stories such as Aladdin and Cinderella. The tradition is alive and well today.

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A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

Thursday, December 25, 2014

World War I had just begun and the battles were blazing in the winter of 1914. But on Christmas Eve, something strange and unexpected happened. The soldiers in the trenches decided to call a truce.

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Record Number Of Britons Are Using Food Banks

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Hunger has become one of the biggest issues in British society. A parliamentary report says one problem is welfare benefits, which have been cut under the conservative government.

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Stars Shine Bright In Ireland's Dark-Sky Reserve

Monday, December 22, 2014

The International Dark-Sky Association has named only 3 gold-tier reserves, and only 1 in the Northern Hemisphere. That title belongs to Kerry International Dark Sky Reserve in southwestern Ireland.

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A London Tube Dream Ride, In The Driver's Cab

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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State Department Feared Torture Report Would Spark Fury. Where Is It?

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The U.S. beefed up security at embassies ahead of the CIA interrogation report's release in anticipation of a violent reaction. But around the globe, the response was relatively muted.

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Ireland Softens Under Pressure To Drop Its Corporate 'Duty-Free Zone'

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

U.S. and European officials are angry about Irish rules that let some firms pay just 2 percent in corporate taxes. Ireland announced some tax code changes, but few think they will change things much.

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U.S. Tech Firms See Green As They Set Up Shop In Low-Tax Ireland

Monday, December 08, 2014

Google, Apple and other industry leaders have global headquarters in Ireland. But the U.S. Congress and others aren't happy, and the Irish are reconsidering some of these business-friendly tax laws.

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Afghan Activists Hope For Larger Say In Country's Future

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

About 50 civil society activists from Afghanistan are in London for a major international conference. They hope to have a larger say in their country's future than they have in the past.

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International Conference May Help Afghanistan Hit The Reset Button

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

London hosts a conference this week that could set the course for the next decade in Afghanistan. The new Afghan president will meet Western government leaders, some of them for the first time.

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Shetland Oil Money Can't Unravel Islanders' Knitting Lifestyle

Sunday, November 30, 2014

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Week In Politics: Hagel's Resignation, Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Friday, November 28, 2014

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of the New York Times about the grand jury's decision not to indict police ...

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Black Friday Crosses The Pond

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday has crossed the Atlantic to the UK. Ari Shapiro talks with Rahul Sharma of Neev Capital about how the shopping event took hold there and how it compares to the states.

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A Closer Look At EU Parliament's Vote To Break Up Google

Friday, November 28, 2014

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with GigaOM senior writer, David Meyer, about the European Union's complicated relationship with Google and efforts to break it up.

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For Northern Ireland, Wounds From 'The Troubles' Are Still Raw

Friday, November 28, 2014

Sixteen years after the much-heralded Good Friday Agreement between Protestant and Catholic forces in Northern Ireland, walls separating neighborhoods are a sign of how profoundly divided it remains.

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The American Origins Of The Not-So-Traditional Celtic Knot Tattoo

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Celtic knot — a pattern of interlocking lines — is centuries old, carved into ancient stones all over Ireland. But that tattoo on your biceps? Like the fortune cookie, American born and bred.

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