Davar Ardalan

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Nowruz: Persian New Year's Table Celebrates Spring Deliciously

Sunday, March 20, 2016

This ancient festival marks the beginning of spring and celebrates the rebirth of nature. And naturally, it has a lot to do with fresh, green foods just beginning to poke out of the ground.


3 Emerging Themes From #RaceOnTech

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We know that women and minorities continue to be underrepresented in the STEM fields — that's science, technology, engineering and math. Now dip into #RaceOnTech to find out why. Since Monday, entrepreneurs, scientists, computer scientists and coders from Silicon Valley to Greenbelt, Md., have been sharing their thoughts ...


#RaceOnTech: Sharing The Experiences Of Diverse Innovators

Friday, June 05, 2015

Across the tech industry, efforts to increase diversity in the workforce have intensified. Google for instance, has embedded engineers at Historically Black Colleges to mentor students and help advise them on curriculum.

Google also reports that women now represent 18 percent of technical roles at the company. That's ...


School Was Closed, But This Baltimore Dad Had An Amazing Lesson For His Son

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

When Edward Buck Jr. learned that Baltimore schools were shutting down Tuesday, he decided to spend the day giving his 5-year-old son, who's also named Edward, a tour of West Baltimore.

"I wanted to be the one painting the picture of what was happening in our neighborhood," he explains.



More Black, Latino Teens Say They're Online 'Almost Constantly'

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Boys like Facebook, girls like Instagram. Wealthier kids Snapchat. Lower income kids Facebook. And somehow Google+ is still relevant.

So says the Pew Research Center's latest study, "Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015," in which we officially learn that teenagers spend as much time online as adults think ...


7 Stories You Should Have Paid More Attention To In 2014

Monday, December 22, 2014

As 2014 winds down, we want to learn about the stories that didn't make the headlines. It's hard to say what qualifies as an underreported story, but here are some suggestions from smart people we know.

1. Algorithms Are Shaping Our Stories:

"I think this really touches on ...


6 Things You Should Know About Cuban Cigars

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Cuban cigars are wrapped in mystique. Soon travelers will be able to bring back $100 worth of the famed cigars. Here are some facts you should know.

1. Cuban cigars are expensive, even in Cuba.

As NPR's Tom Gjelten tweeted, the new permission to bring back $100 worth of ...


Poet Known As The 'Lioness Of Iran' Dies At 87

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NPR senior producer Davar Ardalan spoke with Simin Behbahani in June 2009 and has this remembrance:

One of Iran's most vocal and outspoken poets died this morning in Tehran at the age of 87. Known as the "Lioness of Iran," Simin Behbahani reportedly had been in a coma ...


Wreck Of World War II-Era U.S. Ship Dubbed 'Galloping Ghost' Is Found

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The USS Houston sank during World War II after being hit by the Japanese, killing 700 sailors and Marines. Now, more than 70 years later, U.S. and Indonesian divers have confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea was the wreck of the ship dubbed "The Galloping Ghost of ...


How A Persian-American Love Story Got Its Start In Harlem

Friday, May 09, 2014

Editor's Note: On May 10, Iran Davar Ardalan, a senior producer at NPR, will be the recipient of an Ellis Island Medal of Honor in New York. The annual award is given to "American citizens who have distinguished themselves within their own ethnic groups while exemplifying the values of ...


Foster Kids Can Be Torn Between Worlds On Mother's Day

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Children across the country will be rolling out the breakfast trays and handmade cards for Mother's Day. But the holiday brings up mixed feelings for many foster mothers and their children.

"It can be really confusing for a child when there's Mother's Day and the child is supposed to celebrate ...


For Persian Jews, America Means 'Religious Pluralism At Its Best'

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Code Switch has been writing about some overlooked cultural interactions that have helped shape what Jewish identity is today, and we continue the series with a post by Tell Me More Senior Producer Davar Ardalan on Iranian Jews.

Judaism has a rich and millennial history in Iran including the era ...


Iranian Women: New President Could Bring More Restrictions

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

As Iran prepares to hold a presidential election Friday, many women say that their limited gains have been rolled back by the outgoing president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Since all of the presidential candidates have been officially approved by Iran's clerical leaders, women say most are conservative and would be likely to ...