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Improving NPR's Workplace Culture

Feb 16, 2018

NPR's leadership is committed to addressing issues of sexual harassment and has taken immediate steps to improve NPR's work environment and our complaint process.

For the past three months NPR's Chief Operating Officer Loren Mayor has been meeting with groups of employees to hear their concerns and ask what NPR could be doing better to rebuild trust and improve workplace culture after revelations of sexual harassment forced us to reexamine our workplace. Supported by staff input, NPR has instituted several workplace improvement initiatives, including the following:

Faces Of NPR: Chris Benderev

Feb 16, 2018

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what inspires them. This week's post features Chris Benderev, a producer for NPR's Embedded.

The Basics:

Name: Chris Benderev

Job Title: Producer for NPR's Embedded podcast

Where You're From: Laguna Hills, California

Listen To These 13 Stories This Galentine's Day

Feb 13, 2018

Galentine's Day - the fictional holiday originally described in Season 2 of the NBC series Parks and Recreation - can be celebrated just as the character Leslie Knope originally described: "Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."

This year, consider adding NPR and public radio to your celebration.

Faces Of NPR: Ben de la Cruz

Feb 9, 2018

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what inspires them. This week's post features Ben de la Cruz, a visuals editor for NPR's Science Desk.

The Basics:

Name: Ben de la Cruz

Job Title: Visuals Editor

Where You're From: Born in Manila, Raised in Baltimore

One Year Later With 1A's Joshua Johnson

Feb 6, 2018

In honor of 1A's first anniversary, NPR Extra caught up with Joshua Johnson about his experience hosting the show, navigating complex conversations, and where he and the team hope to take the program in 2018 and beyond.

Faces Of NPR: N'Jeri Eaton

Feb 5, 2018

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what inspires them. This week's post features NPR's N'Jeri Eaton.

The Basics:

Name: N'Jeri Eaton

Job Title: Senior Manager of Programming Acquisitions

Where You're From: Many places but I lived in Oakland, CA the longest so I claim it as my home.

NPR State Of The Union Coverage

Jan 29, 2018

January 26, 2018; Washington, D.C. – As President Trump delivers his first State of the Union address, NPR will provide live coverage of the speech as well as the Democrats' response delivered by Rep. Joe Kennedy (MA). NPR's special coverage will begin with All Things Considered at 9pm ET/6pm on Tuesday, January 30.

Faces Of NPR: Wendy Johnson

Jan 26, 2018

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what inspires them. This week's post features NPR's Wendy Johnson.

The Basics:

Name: Wendy Johnson

Job Title: Executive Assistant

Where You're From: Madison, NJ

Hey y'all. We're bringing the first live recording of It's Been A Minute with Sam Sanders to NPR's Studio One in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, February 22, 2018.

To celebrate, we're giving away three (3) pairs of tickets to the IBAM Fam on Twitter. To enter, follow at @NPRItsBeenAMin and "quote" retweet the original tweet announcing the giveaway with the name your favorite podcast episode and the hashtag #IBAMLive before midnight tonight, Thursday, January 25. We'll announce the winner tomorrow, Friday, January 26.

Laurel Wamsley Joins Newsdesk Full-Time

Jan 22, 2018

In a note to newsroom staff, Deputy Managing Editor Gerry Holmes, the NPR Newsdesk and Two-Way teams announced the staffing update.

We're delighted to share some exciting news today.

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