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NPR Listeners Love Books

Dec 9, 2013

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.

Happy reading.

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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.

Check back at 12:30 p.m. (ET) today for a live video stream, here.

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.

NPR Listeners Love Games

Dec 3, 2013

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.

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.)

Make Your Giving Tuesday Contribution Now

Black Friday... Cyber Monday... now it's Giving Tuesday.

Giving Tuesday celebrates and encourages charitable activities that support non-profit organizations, like your public radio stations in central Arkansas. 

It's a national day of contributing to organizations that serve our communities all year long. 

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.

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all, Love NPR

Nov 27, 2013

Some will be working behind a desk (or mic) during the holiday this week, while others are traveling or gathering to enjoy a special meal. So wherever you are this Thursday, we hope you'll take a moment to make your thanks public, and let someone know why they're special in your life.

For us, that's you and our colleagues all around the country (especially those that are on air this week).

Here's to a sound Thanksgiving Day for all!

Love, your friends in public radio