Ari Shapiro

Ari Shapiro appears in the following:

A Look At One Of The Most Significant Political Borders In Michigan

Friday, October 26, 2018

One street in suburban Detroit is emerging as one of the biggest political boundaries in Michigan. Voters on either side of the street talk about the choices they're making at the polls this November.


An Urban Ink Forager Explains How To Paint With All The Colors Of The Alley

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Concerned about keeping toxic art supplies around his kids, Jason Logan began making his own all-natural inks. He shares his process in a new book — and on a gathering expedition in Washington, D.C.


How A 19th Century Chemist Took On The Food Industry With A Grisly Experiment

Monday, October 08, 2018

Deborah Blum's book, The Poison Squad, tells how Harvey Washington Wiley and his band of chemists crusaded to remove toxins, such as arsenic and borax, from food. How? By testing them on volunteers.


Jameela Jamil: 'My Career Is Not Reflected By The Size Of My Body'

Friday, October 05, 2018

Jamil plays flighty socialite Tahani al Jamil on the NBC sitcom The Good Place, but in real life she's a disability rights advocate who speaks out against body shaming and extreme beauty standards.


'A Kind Of Vague Hostility': Michael Lewis On How Trump Loyalists Run Agencies

Monday, October 01, 2018

In The Fifth Risk, Michael Lewis examines the Trump administration's impact on federal agencies, where inexperienced loyalists have been sent to manage nuclear weapons or the National Weather Service.


Still Reinventing At 80, Jane Fonda Says, 'I Feel Better Than I Ever Have'

Monday, September 24, 2018

The actress, activist and fitness icon is the subject of the documentary Jane Fonda in Five Acts. Married three times, she says, "It took me into my 60s and 70s to begin to say: I deserve respect."


Anthony Roth Costanzo: A Countertenor For The 21st Century

Friday, September 21, 2018

The resourceful singer is unafraid to bring opera — and his high-flying top notes — to unlikely places, from sixth-grade classrooms to the offices of NPR.


Javier Cercas Uncovers The Truth Behind Spain's 'Impostor'

Thursday, September 20, 2018

In his new book, The Impostor, Javier Cercas unravels the lies that created the life of Enric Marco — a man who for years portrayed himself as a Holocaust survivor and Spanish Civil War hero.


Did Cape Town Learn From 'Day Zero'?

Friday, September 14, 2018

Cape Town, South Africa, averted the "Day Zero" water crisis that made headlines earlier this year, but is the close call enough to change the city's water consumption habits?


Fires And Explosions Reported In Massachusetts Towns

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dozens of houses have exploded into flames, and a hospital says it is treating victims. People are being told to evacuate, which has led to gridlock and traffic jams.


Sally Field Wasn't Sure She'd Have The Guts To Publish Her New Memoir

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

"I wrote it for myself," Field says of her intensely personal accounting of her life and career. In Pieces describes childhood abuse, an abortion at 17 and her relationship with Burt Reynolds.


Singing In The Shower To Help Save Cape Town's Water

Friday, September 07, 2018

In late 2017, the South African city — hit by a historic drought — faced the possibility it would have to shut off its water supply within six months. A musical challenge helped avert that disaster.


With Big Red Machine, Justin Vernon And Aaron Dessner Are Anti-Auteurs

Friday, August 31, 2018

The two artists, best known for their bands Bon Iver and The National, say their new project isn't really a band but a large-scale collaboration involving dozens of musicians.


Strangers On A Train: How Gabriel Kahane's Travels Inspired An Album Of Empathy

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Kahane's new album, Book of Travelers is inspired by a two-week train trip the composer took across America. Kahane discusses the album and performs a few of the songs in NPR's studio.


In Satirical 'Severance,' A Stricken Country Works Itself To Death

Friday, August 10, 2018

When a disease wipes out most of the U.S. population, Candace Chen is the last one left at the office. Ling Ma began work on the apocalyptic novel right before she got laid off from her own job.


PHOTOS: What It's Like On Both Sides Of The U.S.-Mexico Border's Busiest Crossing

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

The Rio Grande Valley is the busiest stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border for crossing. NPR recently spent time on both sides of the border here, where immigration is part of everyday life.


An Unlikely Friendship: An Immigration Attorney And A Border Patrol Agent

Friday, August 03, 2018

How you feel about immigration can put you at odds with your friends, family or neighbors. In McAllen, Texas, two families with different points of view don't let politics come between them.


As Private ICE Lockups Grow, Towns Could See Economic Boon

Friday, August 03, 2018

With the promise of good-paying jobs, Raymondville, Texas, has welcomed an immigration detention center that rose from the ashes of a facility once plagued by allegations of abuse.


Detention Center In Texas That Once Burned During Riots Reopens

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Locking up immigrants is a growth business, worth hundreds of millions of dollars. NPR's Ari Shapiro visits a small town in Texas where a new immigration detention facility is opening on the site of one that burned down during riots a few years ago.


What Happens On The Other Side Of the U.S. Border In Mexico

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

Borders are two sided. Migrants in along the Mexico border speak with NPR about the challenges they are facing on the road to the U.S.