KUAR will air Mandela: An Audio History on Wednesday, December 11, at 9 p.m.
The hour-long special radio program tells the story of the struggle against apartheid through rare sound recordings of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with and against him.
Recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral histories of apartheid ever broadcast, the program weaves together first-person interviews with an unprecedented collection of rare archival recordings.
Book lovers rejoice! Tis the season to curl up with a good read. If you're in need of some literary inspiration, here's a novel idea: let NPR's Book Concierge guide you through this year's best picks, cover by cover.
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Originally published on Wed December 11, 2013 12:01 pm
Every Friday on Morning Edition, we are touched by the very personal stories told in the StoryCorps booth. The stories are poignant not because they are glamorous or rare but perhaps because they are told by people just like us living their seemingly ordinary lives.
When you put it that way, stories of regular people, then you start to realize that there must be countless stories all across America just like the ones we hear on Fridays.
Wyoming Public Media has undertaken the task to tell more of those stories from people living right in their own state.
Black Friday. Check. Cyber Monday. Check. Now we're officially cowl-neck deep in the season for combing through catalogs, store websites, shelf-after-shelf of half-organized apparel and umpteen gift guides (usually claiming to be the ultimate), to find that one item that will be someone's favorite this year.
Oh, speaking of games, have you heard the latest from the Tech Team Podcast? What about the recently launched NPR Plays tumblr? If you need even more games in your life, the All Tech Considered team have put all their Gaming stories on one page.
Rocking the NPR Get Smarter t-shirt for NPR West are (l to r) Hadley Hamilton-Lowe, son of Operations Desk's Angie Hamilton-Lowe, and Amaya del Barco, daughter of Correspondent Mandalit del Barco. These Hollywood kids have paired their shirts with some cool shades and attitude.
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And from the Washington, D.C., bureau, Media Relations Director Anna Bross' daughter Evie shows us that you don't have to have celebrated your first birthday yet to have a whole lot of style. She mixed materials and paired her Get Smarter shirt with a colorful, foam play mat.
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Representing NPR West, we have the Business Desk's Auto Reporter Sonari Glinton. He has paired his NPR shirt with jeans, an orange jacket and a sports car.
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Representing NPR New York, Ask Me Another's Senior Supervising Producer Jesse Baker has paired her NPR shirt with some big bracelets and a red bob.
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The Washington, D.C., bureau flew in a ringer all the way from Dakar, Senegal. Africa Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton has paired her NPR shirt with a green fleece, colorful head scarf and the best smile in the business.
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With a mom as stylish as Jesse Baker (see above), it's no wonder the New York bureau chose Viola Folkenflik to represent them. (We're sure her dad, Media Correspondent David Folkenflik, is just as stylish as Jesse). Vi has paired her tiny tee with a tu tu and a sense of adventure.
Originally published on Mon December 9, 2013 8:27 am
Here at NPR, like many work places, it's not uncommon for two or more staffers to show up at work inadvertently dressed alike. Men in polo shirts and khakis, women in sweater dresses, everyone in checked button-downs and jeans.
"Oh, didn't you get the memo?" they often joke for the rest of the day.
This happens so frequently at NPR West, that I've started to photographing all the accidental twins to show off look-alikes. (Just scroll through the @NPRWest Twitter feed for some examples.)
Weekend Edition Saturday staffers, photographed at NPR's former M Street headquarters, in Washington, D.C. Top left: (the late) Marta Haywood, Cindy Carpien, Scott Simon, Laura Ziegler, Steve Tripoli. Bottom left: Mandalit del Barco, Liz Buechel, Doug Mitchell, Neva Grant
Originally published on Wed December 4, 2013 1:32 pm
Half a century after President Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, and 10-score years since President Lincoln delivered his unionizing Gettysburg Address, how is it that we continue to unearth new facts, view America's most defining moments through new lenses and seek out opportunities to re-purpose the
The Friday after Thanksgiving is a busy day on our country's calendar. Some Americans will be entertaining family, and some will brave the crowds in search of Black Friday deals, others will be working and this year some will observe the second day of Hanukkah. However, with its proximity to Thanksgiving and the holiday season, it's no coincidence that Friday, November 29, also happens to be the National Day of Listening, a holiday started by our friends at StoryCorps in 2008.