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  • WBUR
  • KUOW

Recent articles by Ari:

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How do we make sense of the sounds around us?

Our colleagues at All Things Considered chatted with neuroscientist Nina Kraus about her new book Of Sound Mind. She shares how our brains process and create meaning from the sounds around us. → Read More

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Cimafunk's 'El Alimento' blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with classic American funk

The sophomore album from the Cuban artist is a wildly danceable collection of songs, including a collaboration with funk legend George Clinton and some family wisdom. → Read More

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Biden Says Border Agents Will Be Held Accountable For Misconduct. A Critic Has Doubts

U.S. Customs and Border Protection's internal accountability system is "broken," says Andrea Guerrero of Alliance San Diego. Her group says independent and external investigations are needed. → Read More

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Dan Savage Looks At What Has Changed In The 30 Years He's Been Giving Sex Advice

Savage has a new book celebrating 30 years writing his sex advice column "Savage Love." He talked with NPR about where he's been wrong, what's changed, and why gay people know more about sex. → Read More

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José González Returns With 'Local Valley'

The singer-songwriter, renowned for his hushed work, looked to his surroundings for inspiration on his new album, Local Valley. → Read More

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Caught Between Parents And Politicians, Nurses Fear Another School Year With COVID-19

As kids head back to class, school nurses are stretched thin as they manage increased workloads and delta-variant surges. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with three school nurses about this year's concerns. → Read More

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Mega-Pop Career Fully Established, Diane Warren Is Finally Putting Her Name In Front

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with award-winning songwriter Diane Warren about the release of her debut studio album, The Cave Sessions, Vol. 1. → Read More

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How To Deal With Renewed COVID Anxiety

America's approach to tackling the contagious delta variant has dramatically shifted. NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Dr. Lucy McBride about the emotional whiplash many in the U.S. are feeling now. → Read More

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Yola Takes The Whole Wheel With 'Stand For Myself'

The British-born singer is, after years of successful but imbalanced collaborative work and four Grammy nominations for her last record, finally and fully at the creative helm of her career. → Read More

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70 New Ways To Think About 'America The Beautiful'

Pianist Min Kwon asked 70 artists to examine and interpret the patriotic standard on solo piano. "What they have in common is what they want America to sound like," she says. → Read More

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What's Making Us Happy: A Guide For Your Weekend Watching, Listening And Reading

In our weekly roundup of shows, movies, books and music that brought us joy, Pop Culture Happy Hour recommends: Sex/Life, the Jean Smart renaissance and Arooj Aftab's album Vulture Prince. → Read More

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With 'Mother Nature,' Angelique Kidjo Passes The Torch To Young African Musicians

The new album from singer Angélique Kidjo, Mother Nature, is a showcase of collaborations with up-and-coming artists from across Africa, including Nigerian star Burna Boy. → Read More

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How To Stay Safe And Cool In Extreme Heat

As temperatures rise above 100 in many places around the U.S., Kristina Dahl of the Union of Concerned Scientists explains warning signs for heat-related illnesses and tips for staying cool. → Read More

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The Ship Sinking Off Sri Lanka Looks Like A Lasting Environmental Disaster

Waves of plastic pellets are washing up on beaches in Sri Lanka. Marine biologist Asha de Vos says the microplastics are spreading in the water and scientists don't yet understand the full effects. → Read More

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Police Reports Are Biased. What Can Journalists Do To Better Cover Policing?

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Phillip Atiba Goff, Center for Policing Equity co-founder and professor of African American studies and psychology at Yale, on the role police reports in news coverage. → Read More

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This Contender For The World's Longest Cheesesteak Spans 3 City Blocks

A group of chefs in South Philly's Italian Market set out to break the record for world's longest cheesesteak on Monday. The resulting hoagie spanned three blocks and caused some traffic issues. → Read More

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Checking In With Black Bookstores Nearly A Year After 2020's Book Boom On Racism

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with three Black bookstore owners to gauge how they've fared since 2020's high-profile deaths of Black people caused a surge in sales and if customers stayed engaged afterward. → Read More

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Colombia's Ambassador To The U.S. On What's Next For Government As Protests Continue

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Francisco Santos, Colombia's ambassador to the U.S., about the anti-government protests currently in their fourth week. → Read More

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Play It Forward: George Clinton Is Everyone's Hype Man

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with George Clinton about the legacy of his work, how the spirit of funk is synonymous with freedom and an artist he's grateful for: Constance Hauman. → Read More

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America's Satanic Panic Returns — This Time Through QAnon

In the 1980s, false accusations of satanic ritual abuse spread across the U.S. Now, QAnon has revived those fears, borrowing from the playbook of the Satanic Panic from decades prior. → Read More