Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

Finding Connection And Comfort In Livestream Concerts During Quarantine

Monday, June 01, 2020

NPR Music correspondents Ann Powers and Sidney Madden recommend a few favorite livestreaming performance series to check out while in-person concerts are on hold.


'It's Like A Nightmare': Options Dwindle For Renters Facing Economic Distress

Monday, June 01, 2020

Even as the unprecedented rate of unemployment continues to climb, protections for renters are running out, as extra unemployment benefits and suspension of evictions expire.


The Most Common Listener Questions About The Pandemic, Revisited

Friday, May 29, 2020

NPR's Michel Martin and Ari Shapiro revisit the most common questions The National Conversation has received in the last two months. And the show says goodbye, for now.


In The Midwest, Reopening Looks Different State By State, Even City By City

Friday, May 15, 2020

As the country begins to lift stay-at-home orders, nowhere is the messy patchwork of timelines and rules more pronounced than in the Midwest. Businesses and customers are navigating a confusing maze.


Play It Forward: Georgia Anne Muldrow On Building Worlds Through Music

Thursday, May 07, 2020

In the fourth episode of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro speaks with R&B polymath Georgia Anne Muldrow about how music has served her during the pandemic and the sprawling soul-jazz of Lakecia Benjamin.


Play It Forward: Bernice's Robin Dann On Writing Music With A Sense Of Surprise

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In the third episode of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro interviews Robin Dann of the Canadian band, Bernice. She talks about redefining success and how the freedom of jazz informs her music.


Learning Lessons From Inspiration, Despite Complexity, In 'Why Fish Don't Exist'

Friday, April 17, 2020

Former NPR journalist Lulu Miller was inspired by a scientist who started again when his life's work was destroyed. Now, she writes about what she can take from his story, even when it's not all good.


Missouri Gov. Mike Parson To Reopen State Through 'A Phased Approach'

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Republican governor says how and when he will decide to reopen the state will depend on data in the coming weeks, including an expected surge in testing.


Play It Forward: Glenn Copeland On Patience, Positivity And The Band Bernice

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Glenn Copeland, whose ambient and electronic recordings were largely unknown for decades, talks about his late career reemergence, the power of positive thinking and the Canadian band Bernice.


'Godshot' Author Explains How Fiction Helps Us Face Real-World Adversity

Monday, April 06, 2020

"Art can help me ask the difficult questions of myself," says Chelsea Bieker. In her debut novel, a devastating drought in a California town has led residents to put their faith in a cult leader.


Caribou On 'Suddenly' And The Inspirational Beauty Of Glenn Copeland

Wednesday, April 01, 2020

In the inaugural segment of Play It Forward, Ari Shapiro speaks with Dan Snaith, who records under the name Caribou, about his new album Suddenly and the inspiration he found in Glenn Copeland.


Introducing 'Play It Forward': An Ongoing Chain Of Gratitude From Musicians

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

We introduce listeners to a new music segment called, "Play It Forward." Like our annual Thanksgiving chain of gratitude, it's an opportunity for artists to talk about the music they're thankful for.


From Symphony Orchestras To Wedding Bands, Musicians Cope With The Coronavirus

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Bigger artists may count on fan support and labels to carry them through canceled tours, but working musicians — from orchestra members and wedding singers to indie rappers — are looking elsewhere.


'New Waves' Asks: How Can We Form True Friendships In An Online World?

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

In journalist Kevin Nguyen's first novel, characters build relationships with each other online that translate to the real world — with mixed results.


Mandy Moore On Self-Forgiveness And Her Musical Reawakening On 'Silver Landings'

Friday, March 06, 2020

After a decade-long gap between albums, the singer and This Is Us star talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about returning to music, conquering self doubt and revisiting old songs.


Twitter Vows That As Disinformation Tactics Change, Its Policies Will Keep Pace

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Twitter's new policy attempts to flag and provide greater context for content that the platform believes to have been "significantly and deceptively altered or fabricated."


Sunny Jain's 'Wild Wild East' Is A Western-Inspired Ode To An Immigrant Father

Monday, March 02, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the drummer and bandleader about his new album which re-invents the American cowboy myth, borrowing from Bollywood, hip-hop and traditional Punjabi music.


'Steel City' No More, Pueblo Reinvents Itself And Its Politics

Monday, March 02, 2020

Unlike postcard mountain resort towns, or Denver's booming, high-tech corridor, Pueblo is Colorado's faded industrial relic. But it's finding ways to grow into its next chapter.


Where Voters Are: Mayor Of Pueblo, Colo.

Sunday, March 01, 2020

As part of NPR's election-year project, Where Voters Are, All Things Considered host Ari Shapiro sits down with the mayor of Pueblo, Colo.


A Colorado Synagogue Struggles To Make Sense Of A Violent White Supremacist Threat

Friday, February 28, 2020

A synagogue in Pueblo, Colo. hosts a diverse group of worshipers — many of whom struggled in the aftermath of a threatened terrorist attack.