Ryan Kailath [KY-lawth] is a business reporter at NPR in the New York bureau.
Before joining NPR, Kailath was a reporter at APM's Marketplace, where he explained trade tariffs using deli sandwiches, visited Athenian anarchists housing Syrian refugees, and used his birthday to explore whether or not "the coveted 18 to 34 demographic" is still a thing.
Before Marketplace, Kailath worked for public radio stations in New Orleans (WWNO), Los Angeles (KCRW), Marfa, Texas and more. As a freelancer, his reporting has appeared on Radiotopia's 99% Invisible and The Heart, WNYC's Note to Self, PRI's Afropop Worldwide, and others. He's produced podcasts for The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, ESPN, WIRED magazine, and more.
He was raised in Stanford, Calif., Bangalore, India, and Delaware County, N.Y.
A bailout for live music and other event venues passed in the last relief bill. But one month after applications were scheduled to launch, they have not, and many venues are barely hanging on.
Movie theaters in New York City are reopening after nearly a year. And the decisions has consequences for the entire globaly output of Hollywood.
The "Chemirocha" song of the Kipsigis tribe has a curious American origin — and it's quite the time capsule. A group travels to the village to find those who first sang it.
What makes one song sound like another? Sometimes it's coincidence; sometimes it's plagiarism. And sometimes, it's the byproduct of deliberate craftsmanship.