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This Is NPR
4:52 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Curious Listener: I'd Like An Order Of News, Hold The Books And Music Please

Katie Burk NPR

In a time of on-demand and specialized media outlets, it has become increasingly easy to seek out only the exact sort of information we may be looking for at any given moment. We hear phrases like "niche journalism" and see news or entertainment websites designed to appeal to very specific topics.

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This Is NPR
4:06 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

NPR Listeners Love Food

Claire Mueller NPR

We had a hunch that NPR listeners love food, but now we have the numbers to prove it. No matter what's on your plate, fancy or just for fun, we raise a toast to your diverse and ever-curious palates. And of course, we hope your daily serving of NPR keeps you stuffed, but always hungry for more.

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This Is NPR
4:15 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Turn Your Car Into The Public Radio Programs You Love

Paula Poundstone and her dream car.
courtesy of Car Talk

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 12:58 am

Paula Poundstone and Peter Sagal are in the towing business.

Well, sort of.

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Host Peter Sagal and Panelist Paula Poundstone, along with Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi, and other NPR folks, have joined forces with Car Talk's Vehicle Donation Program, to tow listeners' cars in support of the programs they love.

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This Is NPR
3:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

As Good As Gold: NPR Headquarters Earns LEED Gold Certification

Justin Winn NPR

We're wearing gold to celebrate NPR Headquarters earning an official LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

NPR is proud to join the more than 900 other LEED certified buildings in Washington, D.C. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a world-wide certification program for buildings and communities seeking to be environmentally friendly. Our building was planned, constructed and currently operates in ways designed to lessen its impact on the environment.

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This Is NPR
2:47 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

More Than Fangirling: NPR Interns Find A Warm Welcome

If the NPR interns had a band, this would be the cover of our first EP.
@nprintern NPR

Walking around the NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., can be a little overwhelming, especially for us fresh-faced and starry eyed interns trying to fit into our real-world pants and make a career in public radio.

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This Is NPR
4:35 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Going Back To School: NPR Journalists And The Nieman Fellowship

NPR journalists who have participated in the Nieman Foundation Fellowship program gathered in September to celebrate the Fellowship's 75th Anniversary. (l to r) Howard Berkes, Marilyn Geewax, Sylvia Poggioli, David Welna, Margot Adler, Dina Temple-Raston, (bottom) Elise Hu and Jonathan Blakley.

Originally published on Tue November 12, 2013 9:32 am

Sylvia Poggioli. Howard Berkes. Margot Adler.

These names elicit thoughts of sound journalism and memorable stories you've heard on NPR over the years.

Even the most seasoned journalists make room to improve their craft from time to time. So, what do they do? They head back to school, of course. Journalists at NPR are encouraged to seek out additional learning opportunities throughout their careers as a way to deepen their professional knowledge and develop their skills as a journalist.

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This Is NPR
4:03 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

TV Critic ProFile: 'Television [Is] A Window Into How American Society Works'

NPR Television Critic/Correspondent Eric Deggans
Katie Burk, Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 3:32 pm

My name... Eric Deggans

Public radio employee since... Sept. 30, 2013

Public radio listener since... I owned my first car and could finally control the radio dial.

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This Is NPR
4:47 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Tales From The Commute: How NPR Gets To Work

Melissa Kuypers NPR

As you've probably heard already, Morning Edition has been taking a look at the variety of experiences we have getting to and from our jobs in the series, U.S. Commutes: The Way We Get To Work.

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This Is NPR
4:51 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Beauty In A Place Of Misery: Laura Sullivan On Her Night At Alcatraz

Laura Sullivan interviews Bill Baker in a cell at Alcatraz.
Courtesy of Laura Sullivan

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 3:32 pm

A few weeks ago on All Things Considered, NPR Investigations Correspondent Laura Sullivan told the story of Bill Baker, a former inmate at Alcatraz, who came back to spend a night in his old cell.

The thought of spending a night in this infamous prison while getting the perspective of an inmate was such an incredible story that we wanted to know more.

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This Is NPR
3:49 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

NPR Listeners Love Music

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Wed November 13, 2013 3:32 pm

We know there's no shortage of NPR fans who love music, so it's about time we celebrated your good taste. Here's to spinning your favorite records, enjoying yourself at shows and composing your latest masterpiece. Music lovers, this one's for you.

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