Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

U.N. Chief: Security Council Gridlock Blocks Effective Coronavirus Response

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to its knees, says U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres. He says the global body requires more enforcement mechanisms and more "appetite to bite."

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As The Nation Chants Her Name, Breonna Taylor's Family Grieves A Life 'Robbed'

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Breonna Taylor's family and friends mourn her death — and process what it means for her to become a national symbol. Police in Louisville, Ky., shot and killed the 26-year-old EMT in March.

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Louisville Community Leader On Protests: 'People Want To See Something Different'

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Sadiqa Reynolds, president of the Louisville Urban League, says the protests — which have been peaceful and diverse in her city — are "changing the way the criminal justice system has to respond."

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A Look At Breonna Taylor's Life That Was Cut Short By The Police

Thursday, June 04, 2020

Breonna Taylor's name is chanted every night across the country by demonstrators protesting police violence. Her family and friends are grateful her name is known, even as they grieve.

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The Louisville Community Who Loved David McAtee Has Questions About His Death

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

McAtee is remembered as a family man and the owner of Yaya's BBQ. He was shot and killed at his business Monday when police and National Guard were dispersing a crowd after curfew.

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'Love, Support For One Another, Resistance': What Protests Look Like In Louisville

Wednesday, June 03, 2020

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott about the protests that erupted in Louisville after the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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'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.

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