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Programming
10:54 am
Mon June 23, 2014

NPR FAQ on "Tell Me More"

What newsroom changes are being made at NPR?
On May 20, NPR announced changes in the newsroom to ensure the organization remains a leader in a dynamic and intensely competitive news environment, while living within its budget.

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Programming
10:39 am
Mon June 23, 2014

NPR's 'On Point' Joins KUT Lineup

NPR recently announced it will cut 28 newsroom positions and end production of "Tell Me More" this summer. This is part of the network's plan to reduce costs by $7 million. "Tell Me More" host Michel Martin will continue to work for NPR covering issues of race, ethnicity, identity, faith and family throughout NPR's news magazines, online, via NPR's Code Switch, and at public events.

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Meet NPR's New President
9:54 am
Fri May 9, 2014

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President

Jarl Mohn, a veteran of radio and television, will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors announced Friday.
Jim Tuttle for NPR

Originally published on Fri May 9, 2014 5:31 pm

Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.

Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Web analytics company ComScore. He is also on the boards of KPCC Southern California Public Radio and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Announcing the hire, Kit Jensen, who chairs NPR's board of directors, said Mohn has "an ability to find nuanced and new ideas." He is slated to start work at NPR on July 1.

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NPR
1:49 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

Interview: The Outgoing 'Voice of NPR' on His Austin Ties

Frank Tavares won't be idle when his work as the "voice of NPR" is done. He is a professor of communication at Southern Connecticut State University and an author.
Richard Glinka

You know Frank Tavares. You just don't know that you know Frank Tavares.

For over 30 years, Tavares has been the authoritative but friendly voice of those NPR underwriting announcements. You know, the ones that say "Support for NPR comes from …"

Starting this month, Tavares will be stepping away from those duties to make way for a new voice. Sabrina Farhi, the new voice of NPR underwriting, will be based at the group's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Tavares lives and teaches in Connecticut, and records the announcements remotely.

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Arts Eclectic
11:38 am
Tue October 29, 2013

This Show Isn't 'This American Life' - It's 'Not This American Life'

Michael Ferstenfeld as Not Ira Glass

The folks at the Institution Theater often stage shows based on existing pop culture franchises (they've done Firefly: The Musical, live episodes of South Park, and they'll be performing live improvised Dr. Who shows in November), so they’re no strangers to the cease and desist letter.

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NPR
8:17 am
Tue August 20, 2013

NPR CEO Gary Knell Announces He's Leaving

NPR CEO and President Gary Knell.
Sesame Workshop

Originally published on Mon August 19, 2013 5:58 pm

After fewer than 21 months on the job, NPR CEO Gary Knell announced at mid-day Monday that he's leaving the organization to become president and CEO at the National Geographic Society.

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Public Radio
11:42 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Listen: Neal Conan Reminisces as NPR's 'Talk of the Nation' Leaves the Airwaves

NPR's Neal Conan says his guest on the final installment of the call-in show "Talk of the Nation" will be journalist Ted Koppel.
2010 NPR by Doby Photography

Neal Conan has been hosting National Public Radio's weekday afternoon call-in show "Talk of the Nation" since 2001. The 63-year-old journalist has been with NPR for over 30 years. He said one of the reasons he took the hosting job was because he figured after all those years, nothing could happen in a radio studio that would surprise him.

He was wrong.

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NPR
6:52 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Visit The NPR DC Headquarters; Daily Tours Begin In June

Stephen Voss NPR

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Just in time for your summer vacation, NPR is opening its doors to the public for daily tours of our new Washington, D.C. headquarters. Each weekday at 11 a.m., a one-hour, free guided tour will take you through the NPR Newsroom and studios, and tell you about our history, mission and give you a glimpse of daily life here.

Earlier this year, the NPR headquarters moved a few blocks to the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of NoMa (or north of Massachusetts Ave). We've now settled in and are ready for visitors. Public tours will start on Monday, June 3.

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On-Air Schedule
8:53 am
Fri March 29, 2013

NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation'

Robin Young.
WBUR

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 1:26 pm

NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show Talk of the Nation.

It will be replaced by Here and Now, a show produced in partnership with member station WBUR in Boston. Reported stories will be part of the show's format.

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NPR
9:41 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Raise Your Paws: Vote For KUT in the 'National Pet Radio' Contest

#3: "Burt the Turt loves listening to NPR on 88.9 WFSU in Tallahassee, FL."
Courtesy of Jaime & David

Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 7:59 am

During our week-long casting call for public radio-loving pets, we received dozens of great entries from our listeners as well as (some furry) fans tuning in around the country. And while there were lots of cute critters submitted, the seven photos in the slideshow below are the National Pet Radio Contest finalists, which were selected by a panel of NPR judges.

Vote Now: Take a look through the images below, and vote on your pick to win by Sunday, Feb. 17, at 11:59 PM (ET).

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Arts and Culture
6:17 am
Thu January 31, 2013

National Pet Radio: Make Your Critter's Cuteness Public (And Win A Prize Pack!)

Punkin, who belongs to NPR Senior Publicist Emerson Brown, decides whether to get moving or not based on news from local station WAMU. Good or not, she usually sleeps in.
Emerson Brown

Originally published on Mon February 4, 2013 8:06 am

Many of us here at NPR have pets or are animal lovers, and recently discovered that National Dress Your Pet Day is in January. We were inspired by this to ask you to show your appreciation for public media by accessorizing your pet.

To have a little fun with it, we want you to snap a picture of your pet listening to your favorite public radio station.

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Politics
5:18 pm
Wed March 21, 2012

President Obama Speaking on ‘Marketplace’ Tonight

Pres. Obama sits down with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal
Photo courtesy Marketplace/APM

President Barack Obama will discuss energy, economic policy and more on American Public Media's "Marketplace" tonight.

The “Marketplace” team says host Kai Ryssdal will chat with President Obama at the Copper Mountain Solar facility in Boulder Hills, Nevada. In addition to talking about energy policy and high gas prices, they will touch on many aspects of the economy: jobs, the budget, housing, average Americans, banks and the politics of economic policy.”

“Marketplace” airs at 6:30 p.m. on KUT 90.5 FM.

Arts and Culture
10:43 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Send Your Valentine Some NPR Love

NPR

Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 12:43 pm

This Valentine's Day, NPR brings you more than just news—we are bringing you love. Back by popular demand this year, our Valentine's Day cards will certainly tickle your funny bone and just maybe add some love to your life.

Check out all the NPR Valentines, and choose the card that best suits your NPR-lovin' sweetheart.