Ari Shapiro is an NPR international correspondent based in London. An award-winning journalist, his reporting covers a wide range of topics and can be heard on all of NPR's national news programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Prior to his current post, Shapiro reported from the NPR Washington Desk as White House Correspondent during President Barack Obama's first and second terms, as Justice Correspondent during the George W. Bush administration and as a regular guest host on NPR's newsmagazines. He is also a frequent analyst on CNN, PBS, NBC and other television news outlets.

Carrie Kahn is NPR's international correspondent based in Mexico City, Mexico. She covers Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America. Kahn's reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning news programs including All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Weekend Edition.

Prior to her post in Mexico Kahn had been a National Correspondent based in Los Angeles since joining NPR in 2003. During that time Kahn often reported on and from Mexico, most recently covering the country's presidential election in 2012. She was the first NPR reporter into Haiti after the devastating earthquake in early 2010, and has returned to the country six times in the two years since to detail recovery and relief efforts, and the political climate.

Front Porch

The Front Porch brings American Roots Music to you each week from 10AM-1PM.  It's a distinctive blend of the best of singer/songwriter, traditional blues, ballads, Americana, old-time and country sounds.  Join Pam Temple or Jeff Eads for a look and listen into the cultural lives of the groups that form the fabric of our communities, our cultural identity and the history of our nation.

The Two-Way
5:14 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Alabama's Attorney General Says Immigration Law Needs To Change

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 5:18 pm

Alabama's attorney general is calling for changes in the state's tough immigration law. The letter from Luther Strange comes weeks after a Mercedes-Benz executive was jailed, after he left his passport and license at his hotel. The incident embarrassed lawmakers and put the immigration law back in the national spotlight.

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Election 2012
5:08 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Gingerly, GOP Contenders Address Payroll Tax Cut

White House press secretary Jay Carney speaks Monday during his daily press briefing, as a clock counting down the expiration of the payroll tax cut benefit looms in the background.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Tue December 6, 2011 7:36 pm

At the end of this month, a payroll tax cut is set to expire that the White House says would result in a tax increase of about $1,000 per year on most middle-class families. The benefit is popular with the American people, which may be one reason President Obama has been relentlessly promoting it.

The president argues that extending the payroll tax "holiday" through 2012 is vital to the economy. Republicans in Congress are divided over that, but they strongly disagree with the president's plan to pay for it with a surtax on millionaires.

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Saturday Morning with Brian O'D

Ed Sullivan.....Elvis in '56, followed by The Beatles 8 yrs later in '64 ( with many great, great rock 'n roll acts in between and afterwards) So there.  I go back that far. Those TV performances still ring they were yesterday. They made that much of an impact on me. Needless to say, since 1995, my Saturday morning WNKU program has been slanted with British invasion groups, peppered with Presley and pieces of 70's music that carried on that tradition. WNKU has given me the freedom to blend the above-mentioned with much of the wonderful acts creating music today. I hope you can make it a point to give it a try one of these Saturday mornings after 8 ...and for those who've already shared the time with me I sincerely hope you'll hang around.

Morning Drive

Morning Drive starts your day with the absolute best music on the radio and combines it with news from NPR, local updates, features, traffic and weather, and more!

Beale Street Caravan

A one hour, non-commercial radio series broadcasting live recordings of Memphis music and its derivative forms. Each program presents seasoned veterans alongside up and coming artists recorded at festivals and venues throughout the United States. Music industry experts and celebrities liven up each program with serialized inside commentary about the history & process of the music.