Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

From 'Steel City' To A Service Economy, Changing Times In Pueblo, Colo.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

What does it mean to live in a booming economy? In Pueblo, Colo., good manufacturing jobs have turned into low-paying service jobs.

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Human Connections Light Up 'This Brilliant Darkness'

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Journalist Jeff Sharlet's new book is a memoir told through images and stories of other people; it grew out of a series of Instagram posts about night shift workers he met and photographed.

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Meet New Hampshire's Father-And-Son Political Junkies

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Jon Kelly and his 14-year-old son James have spent the primary season criss-crossing New Hampshire, trying to see every presidential candidate. Politics has become a shared bond between them.

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Student Debt Is A Big Issue In The New Hampshire Primary

Monday, February 10, 2020

New Hampshire students graduate with some of the highest rates of student debt in the country. Several Democratic presidential candidates have plans that would forgive student loans.

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The Addiction Crisis In New Hampshire Shapes Presidential Primary Votes

Monday, February 10, 2020

Drug addiction is a major problem in New Hampshire. For many of those affected, the issue shapes their views of the presidential elections.

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Trixie Mattel Balances Genre, History And Humor On 'Barbara'

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

The drag performer and RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars champion talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro about her folk and country music icons and performs a song from her new album.

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Sketch Artist Captures 'Something Unusual' At Senate Trial

Friday, January 24, 2020

Art Lien, a courtroom artist who normally covers the Supreme Court, has been sketching the Senate proceedings. "I'm looking for color," he says — such as sleeping senators and fidget spinners.

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On 'Seeking Thrills,' Georgia Channels A Lifetime On The Dance Floor

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

British musician Georgia has a new album out full of throwback dance beats and stripped-back vocals. It's called Seeking Thrills and aims to capture the unifying force of a good club beat.

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Why Milk And Water Are The Only Drinks Allowed On The Senate Floor

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Capitol Hill Twitter exploded over a report that senators were only allowed to drink milk and water on the floor. Turns out there's a long history of beverage regulation in the legislative body.

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What Day 1 Of Impeachment Sounded Like

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump began in earnest Thursday in the Senate with a prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance and introductory remarks.

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A Newfound Importance For A Longstanding Senate Tradition — The Candy Drawer

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

The longstanding tradition of stocking the Senate candy drawer takes on new importance as the impeachment trial kicks off this week — and is expected to go late into the night.

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For Many Iraqis, The Battle To Drive ISIS From Mosul Was Personal

Monday, January 20, 2020

Sangar Khaleel, an Iraqi journalist who works for NPR, tells the story of three friends who served in an elite SWAT unit that helped drive ISIS from Mosul, and whose fight against ISIS isn't over.

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Liang Jun, China's Iconic Female Tractor Driver, Dies At 90

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Ari Shapiro talks with Tina Mai Chen, a professor at the University of Manitoba, about the death of a model worker who was featured on China's 1 yuan banknotes.

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The Day In Impeachment: Senate Trial Set In Motion

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Speaker Nancy Pelosi transmitted the articles of impeachment to the Senate today, and announced the members of Congress who will serve as impeachment managers.

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U.S. Could Strike Iran Or Proxies 'Where Legally Available,' Esper Says

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

In an interview with NPR on Monday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said if U.S. troops or interests are threatened, the U.S. will have the right to retaliate.

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Esper: U.S. Could Strike Iran Or Proxies 'Where Legally Available And Appropriate'

Monday, January 13, 2020

In an interview with NPR on Monday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said if U.S. troops or interests are threatened, the U.S. will have the right to retaliate.

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10 Years, One Shed: Building A Meticulous Musician's Debut

Thursday, January 09, 2020

"I'm a combination of a perfectionist and a snail," Khushi jokes. It took him 10 years to write Strange Seasons, which he ended up recording in a shed over the course of six years.

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'Switched On Pop' Podcast Turns Accessible Music Analysis Into A New Book

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The popular podcast examines the craft of pop music with an accessible academic lens. Now, the hosts have authored a book that covers episodes on Taylor Swift, Carly Rae Jepsen and Drake.

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What Matters To Health Care Voters: 5 Voices From New Hampshire

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Health care is shaping up to be a major issue in the 2020 elections and is dividing the field of Democratic presidential candidates. But what drives voters? Here are a few of their stories.

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In 'Work In Progress,' A Darkly Funny Coming-Of-Middle-Age

Friday, December 13, 2019

Abby McEnany plays a version of herself — a mid-40s, queer, gender non-conforming woman — in a new Showtime comedy series. It's the first TV project for the Chicago improv stalwart.

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