NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with crisis workers at the White Bird Clinic in Eugene, Ore., about their Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets program as an alternative to police intervention.
Ari ShapiroWEDNESDAY: We visited CAHOOTS, a program that sends crisis experts to more than 20% of 911 calls in Eugene, OR. It costs $2m out of a $90m police budget and has never led to a serious injury or death in 30+ years.
Breonna Taylor's family and friends mourn her death — and process what it means for her to become a national symbol. Police in Louisville, Ky., shot and killed the 26-year-old EMT in March.
Ari ShapiroWhat happens when someone you love becomes a hashtag, a symbol? "She always said that she would be a legend," Erinicka Hunter says, "I just never imagined it would be like this." My @npratc story w producer @becsully on #BreonnaTaylor
Though police were responsible for most of the violence, some protesters got in on the act too.
Ari ShapiroAs a journalist, I know that I may be a target of law enforcement when I cover conflicts overseas. I know I may be a target of protesters when I cover domestic conflict. But I never thought I’d see police target the press in the United States like this.
NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks to E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and the Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times about the politics of public mourning.
Ari ShapiroHearing the voices of so many Presidents leading the nation through historic times of mourning--narrated by @NPRKelly, @EJDionne and @nytdavidbrooks--the difference between present and past leadership is just overwhelming.
Former NPR journalist Lulu Miller was inspired by a scientist who started again when his life's work was destroyed. Now, she writes about what she can take from his story, even when it's not all good.
Ari ShapiroI loved this book so much. It taught me about the world and myself; I keep thinking about it and telling people about it. And it feels exactly right for this moment. Thank you, @lmillernpr, for writing it and putting it into the world!
Ari ShapiroOk friends, here goes. With the help of my brother @danshapiro and his two 5th graders, shapiroschool.org is live. Head there for an introductory video, and read the thread above for all the caveats. I hope some of you find it helpful!
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talks to NPR's Mary Louise Kelly about U.S. policy in Iran and about Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine.
Ari ShapiroThe coda to @NPRKelly's interview with @SecPompeo is shocking. As described on @npratc: He screamed, swore at her, and said she couldn't find Ukraine on a map. He ordered staffers to bring a blank map. She pointed to Ukraine and thanked him for his time.
An All Things Considered team recently traveled along a common Colombian route taken by Venezuelans fleeing crisis in their country and discovered dramatic stories of an expanding exodus.
Ari ShapiroPhotographer @ryanjamescliff traveled 350 miles w me and producers @Matt_Ozug & @christinacala, on the path of "Los Caminantes," Venezuelans leaving their country on foot. To accompany our #LeavingVenezuela reporting, here's a thread w some of his images.
The veteran soul singer released her 30th studio album, Unstoppable, last year. Staton talks about the inspiration behind her new music, her battle with cancer and her message to women everywhere.
Ari ShapiroCandi Staton has released 30 albums. At 78 she's survived cancer, domestic abuse, and more. So on @npratc, I asked her which song she reaches for when she needs strength. Give a listen if you could use a boost today
"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.
Ari ShapiroSally Field’s new book may be the best celebrity memoir I’ve read. Honest, vulnerable, and beautifully written. Get a preview here, with excerpts from our conversation (which will air on @npratc next week)