Ari Shapiro

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California And Texas Health Officials: Mistrust A Major Hurdle For Contact Tracers

Monday, August 10, 2020

In Harris County, Texas, about 25% of people are "absolutely unwilling to share anything," says a local health department epidemiologist. Misinformation is one reason for the mistrust, officials say.

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Meet Linda Diaz, The Winner Of The 2020 Tiny Desk Contest

Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Host Ari Shapiro talks with Linda Diaz, the winner of this year's NPR Music Tiny Desk Contest. Her entry, "Green Tea Ice Cream" is a dreamy R&B song anchored by her skilled and soulful voice.

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Mississippi On Track To Become No. 1 State For New Coronavirus Cases Per Capita

Monday, August 03, 2020

"We need to do something different," says Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who leads the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She says the state needs a mask mandate, but knows many people won't comply.

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'Vivek Oji' Is Very Much Alive In This Boundary-Breaking New Novel

Monday, August 03, 2020

You know what's going to happen in Akwaeke Emezi's new book — it's right there in the title: The Death of Vivek Oji. But this novel about a death is full of gender-bending, boundary crossing life.

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Ari Shapiro's 5 Favorite Tiny Desk Concerts

Friday, July 31, 2020

From our 2017 Tiny Desk Contest winner to the most recent Broadway show to stop by the desk, All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro picks his 5 favorite Tiny Desk concerts.

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How Portland's Racist History Informs Today's Protests

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Oregon was founded on white supremacist principles. But it also has a long history of anti-racist protests, says Lisa Bates, who teaches urban studies at Portland State University.

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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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