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Has The Trade War Taken A Bite Out Of China's Economy? Yes — But It's Complicated

Thursday, October 10, 2019

China's economic growth has been slowing down for years. Tariffs have contributed to slower growth since early 2018, when the economic standoff began, but it's hard to pinpoint how much.

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Communist China Turns 70. Who Shares Its Economic Growth?

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Hundreds of millions have climbed out of poverty, but an equality gap has widened. Seventy years after Mao's revolution, many Chinese people reflect on their own stories of struggle and mobility.

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The Fight For Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Story About Soda And State Borders

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A map drawn for a Mountain Dew promotional campaign accidentally drew Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of Wisconsin, which led NPR to wonder how Michigan got the Upper Peninsula in the first place.

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Missouri Could Soon Become First State Without A Clinic That Performs Abortions

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A handful of states each have one remaining clinic that performs abortions. Unless a judge intervenes, health officials will force a Missouri facility to stop offering the procedure this week.

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Chef Enrique Olvera Celebrates Simple Pleasures Of Mexican Cuisine In 'Tu Casa Mi Casa'

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Enrique Olvera's restaurant Pujol has made multiple "best-of" lists, but he nearly didn't have a culinary career. His new cookbook is inspired by the perfect imperfections of Mexican home cooking.

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Anaïs Mitchell's 'Hadestown' Musical Makes Its Broadway Debut

Monday, April 22, 2019

The singer-songwriter turned her 2010 concept album into a folk-opera stage production and earlier this month, the show made its Broadway debut.

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Maren Morris Grows Into Her Own: 'I'm A Little Bit Of Everything'

Thursday, March 07, 2019

For Morris, creating her sophomore album GIRL meant adjusting to writing on the road, taking on the country music status quo and exploring her confidence.

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A Year Later, Parkland Students Are Still Navigating Their Trauma

Friday, February 08, 2019

Sam Zeif lost one of his best friends in the shooting in Parkland last year. Now, he's a freshman in college, making his way through the first year without his friend.

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South Texas Butterfly Sanctuary Threatened By Trump's Border Wall

Monday, December 03, 2018

Construction on the first new stretch of border wall under the Trump administration is slated to begin this winter. In South Texas, the wall will cut right through a butterfly sanctuary.

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Life After GM: A Family Upended By Auto Plant Closure Took Divergent Paths

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Ten years after the financial crisis, the recovery hasn't reached everywhere. After the plant at which they worked was shuttered, three members of a family saw their lives change in unexpected ways.

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How One Michigan Family Has Recovered 10 Years After Auto Plant Closure

Friday, October 26, 2018

A decade after the economic crash, NPR's Ari Shapiro meets a family who all worked at the same General Motors plant when it closed during the company's bankruptcy. Each has taken a different path through economic recovery.

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What's Changed And What Hasn't When It Comes To The Flint Water Crisis

Friday, October 26, 2018

In Flint, Mich., many people are still drinking only bottled water, several years after the water crisis began. Flint residents talk about what's changed — and what hasn't.

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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.

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Tunde Olaniran Refuses To Dilute His Creativity

Friday, October 26, 2018

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with a musician Tunde Olaniran in his hometown of Flint, Mich., whose flashy stage presence is as big as his dynamic sound.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Leon Bridges Remixes His Retro Style To 'Move The Sound Forward'

Friday, May 04, 2018

The singer talks about branching out from '60s soul, writing honest love songs and experimenting with new sounds on his second album, Good Thing.

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'Notes From A Public Typewriter' Muse On Everything From Cats To Commencement

Monday, April 16, 2018

When Mike and Hilary Gustafson opened the Literati Bookstore in Ann Arbor, Mich., they put an old typewriter on the store floor so patrons could peck out their thoughts — now compiled in a new book.

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Parkland Student: March Was 'Just The Start'

Monday, March 26, 2018

Sam Zeif, like other Marjory Stoneman Douglas students, has become a familiar face on Twitter and on television since a gunman killed 17 of his classmates and teachers last month.

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