Ari Shapiro

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Blair Braverman And Her 'Ugly Dogs' Prepare For Her First Iditarod

Friday, March 01, 2019

The rookie musher and her team of rock-star racers, with their own social media following, face heavy snow, subzero temperatures and 938 miles of Alaskan wilderness.


Chiwetel Ejiofor's Directing Debut Takes Him To Malawi To Capture 'The Wind'

Thursday, February 28, 2019

The English actor performed in, directed and wrote the screenplay for The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind. It's based on a memoir by William Kamkwamba, whose ingenuity helped save his village from famine.


Upcoming In The House Of Representatives: Public Displays Of Trump Challenges

Monday, February 25, 2019

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is expected to pass a resolution blocking the president from using a national security declaration to pay to build a border wall.


Why Men In Mississippi Are Still Dying Of AIDS, Despite Existing Treatments

Thursday, February 14, 2019

President Trump has pledged to eliminate HIV in America by 2030. But in the South, rates of HIV/AIDS among black gay and bisexual men remain stubbornly high.


'Love Poems For Married People' Will Help Spice Things Up In Theβ€” Zzzzz

Friday, February 08, 2019

Honey? You awake? The soft glow of a smartphone screen, the caress of sweatpants, a new collection of poems by John Kenney celebrates what happens to romance after years (and years) of marriage.


Candi Staton Stops At Nothing To Create

Thursday, February 07, 2019

The veteran soul singer released her 30th studio album, Unstoppable, last year. Staton talks about the inspiration behind her new music, her battle with cancer and her message to women everywhere.


Marlon James Builds A New World From Old Stories In 'Black Leopard'

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

James' new novel is an epic fantasy that he's described as an African Game of Thrones, featuring a rag-tag band of adventurers on a possibly doomed quest, with plenty of blood, sex and monsters.


Why Calls For Racial Dialogue So Rarely Lead To It

Monday, February 04, 2019

Gov. Northam has made a call for racial dialogue after his yearbook photo controversy, but these conversations are hard to have productively.


Both Satire And Slasher, 'Velvet Buzzsaw' Sends Up Contemporary Art

Friday, February 01, 2019

Writer and director Dan Gilroy brings back Jake Gyllenhaal and Rene Russo for his newest feature, a horror-comedy set in the modern art world. Also, the male lead is named Morf.


A Teen Faces Colorism At School And At Home In 'Genesis Begins Again'

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Thirteen-year-old Genesis keeps a running list of things about herself that she hates β€” her skin is #95. Debut author Alicia D. Williams says she hopes her book will help young people "heal."


A Reminder Of How Good People Can Be To One Another During The Shutdown

Friday, January 25, 2019

After airing a piece featuring a federal worker who wasn't sure if he could get his son a birthday present, a number of NPR listeners wrote to us wanting to help.


How The Pain Of The Shutdown Ripples Throughout A Small Louisiana Town

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The federal prison in Oakdale, La., provided well-paying jobs and good benefits. Now, its some 400 workers are feeling intense pressure β€” and the effects are reaching all corners of the town.


In Oakdale, La., The Government Shutdown Is Having Ripple Effects

Thursday, January 24, 2019

In the town of Oakdale, La., the government shutdown has far-reaching effects, from restaurants to barber shops, all the way up to the mayor's office.


How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting This Louisiana Town

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Prison guards have to be tough on the job. But after weeks of working without pay, corrections officers at a federal prison in rural Louisiana are feeling exhaustion, stress and high emotions.


'A Different Kind Of Force': Sharon Van Etten Takes Her Sound In New Directions

Friday, January 18, 2019

After taking a break, Van Etten tweaks her sound and loves the many versions of herself on her latest album, Remind Me Tomorrow.


'Barely Treading Water': Why The Shutdown Disproportionately Affects Black Americans

Monday, January 14, 2019

As the government shutdown enters its fourth week, federal workers are struggling to make ends meet. But according to Jamiles Lartey, the shutdown is having a disproportionate effect on black workers.


At The End Of The Year, N.K. Jemisin Ponders The End Of The World

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Jemisin is the only author to win three Hugo Awards in a row β€” for her Broken Earth trilogy, which begins with an apocalypse. She says she likes to explore what apocalypses mean for different people.


Raqqa Reacts To Troop Withdrawal

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

In Raqqa, where many streets are still filled with rubble from the battle to force out ISIS a year ago, people are shocked and worried about the U.S. decision to pull out of Syria.


Biker Bar In The Malibu Hills Serves As Bedrock For A Fire-Ravaged Community

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Rock Store, run by the Savko family for more than 50 years, is one of the few structures still standing after last month's Woolsey Fire. There, amid the destruction, locals found help and hope.


'Boyle Heights Beat' Tells Community Stories That Bigger Outlets Often Miss

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

East of downtown Los Angeles, a group of high school students put out a community newspaper four times a year and tell neighborhood stories that bigger news outlets sometimes overlook.