Shereen Marisol Meraji

Shereen Marisol Meraji appears in the following:

A half a century ago, the world first heard the voice of Freddie Mercury

Thursday, July 13, 2023

On this day 50 years ago, the band Queen released its first album and introduced the world to the singular voice of Freddie Mercury. (Note: Story first aired on Morning Edition on Aug. 30, 2010.)


How to start a practice of mindfulness

Thursday, December 29, 2022

For NPR's Life Kit, Shereen Marisol Meeraji speaks with Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of mindfulness-based stress reduction, about how to manage stress, uncertainty and difficulties using mindfulness.


How to think about rest as a form of resistance

Tuesday, December 27, 2022

For NPR's Life Kit, Shereen Marisol Meraji speaks with Trisha Hersey, author of "Rest Is Resistance," about fighting against the feeling that our productivity equates to our worth.


Tips for trying to learn a 'heritage language'

Monday, June 13, 2022

Have you ever tried to learn another language? If so, you know how tough it can be. Now imagine trying to learn another language everyone already expects you to know.


22 tips for 2022: To deepen relationships, start by showing up for yourself

Friday, January 07, 2022

If you're craving deeper relationships and more connection with loved ones, start by getting to know yourself better by running a time audit.


When Should We Label Something 'Terrorism'?

Friday, September 10, 2021

After the attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, the word "terrorism" was everywhere. It's a powerful term that's had lasting implications for communities around the world.


How To Improvise In The Kitchen — With Tips From Samin Nosrat And Hrishikesh Hirway

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Following a recipe is easy, but improvising in the kitchen takes confidence — and a well-stocked pantry.


What Does It Mean To Call The Capitol Rioters 'Terrorists'?

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Some say it's the precise word to describe the actions of the pro-Trump extremists who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6. But others warn its use will do more harm than good.


VIDEO: Is 'POC' Outdated? Maybe. But It Also Has A Measurable Superpower

Friday, December 11, 2020

Is it time to say R.I.P. to POC? And, if so, is BIPOC the new kid on the block? In this video, Code Switch co-host Shereen Marisol Meraji digs in.


The Role Shifting Demographics Played In The Presidential Election

Friday, November 06, 2020

Latino voters helped to shape the presidential race in different ways. For the first time, Latinos became the second-biggest voting demographic after white people, and that has major implications.


How The America's Racial Justice Protests Have Affected A Port City Across The Ocean

Tuesday, October 06, 2020

Two weeks after George Floyd's killing, protesters in Bristol, England, brought down the statue of a slave trader. NPR follows the ripples of America's racial justice protests across the Atlantic.


'Hispanic,' 'Latino,' Or 'Latinx'? Survey Says ...

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

New research shows "Latinx" hasn't really caught on among U.S. adults in that heritage group: While one in four have heard of the term, only 3% use it.


The Not-So-Life-Changing Magic Of Self-Help Books

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Are self-help books actually helpful? That's the question Kristen Meinzer sought to answer in her upcoming book, How to Be Fine: What We Learned From Living by the Rules Of 50 Self-Help Books.


Friendships and Race

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

When did race become a flash point between you and a close friend?

Code Switch: Cross-Racial Relationships

Monday, January 27, 2020

How does race play a role in close friendships? NPR's Code Switch team and member station WNYC's Death Sex and Money podcast tackle this question.


Ask Code Switch: What About Your Friends?

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Your stories about race and friendship brought up a lot of questions. Our friends at NPR's Code Switch podcast have some answers.


Remembering The Lynching Of Claude Neal

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Eighty-five years ago, one of the most gruesome lynchings took place in the Florida panhandle. Some people there want to make sure the story will never be forgotten.


Code Switch: Saving The Endangered Hawaiian Language

Monday, October 14, 2019

By the 1980s, fewer than 50 Hawaiians under age 18 could speak their language. A handful of second-language speakers took it upon themselves to start a school where everything is taught in Hawaiian.


Is 'Race Science' Making A Comeback?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

We talked to Angela Saini, author of the new book Superior: The Return of Race Science, about how race isn't real (but you know ... still is) and how race science crept its way into the 21st century.


Primary Season Is Here And 'Hispandering' Is Back

Thursday, June 27, 2019

It wouldn't be an election without a good, old-fashioned, racially charged pun.