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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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This Is NPR
2:41 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

NPR Producer Tells About Iranian Heritage From Bucyrus, Ohio To L.A.'s Persian Square

Davar Ardalan speaking about her grandparents and her Iranian heritage during a book event earlier this month at NPR West.
Melissa Kuypers NPR

A couple of years ago, Tell Me More Senior Producer Davar Ardalan came across a town in north central Ohio with a curious-sounding name: Bucyrus (pronounced byoo-sahy-ruhs).

Intrigued by the name's root word 'Cyrus', as in Cyrus the Great, the founder of ancient Persia's Achaemenid Empire, Ardalan called the Bucyrus Tourism Department and found that the Bratwurst Capital of America really is named after the Persian King.

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News About Public Radio
3:14 pm
Thu October 31, 2013

You're Invited To The Friends of KLRE/KUAR Annual Meeting

Friends Annual Meeting, 2011

Celebrate the culmination of our 40th Anniversary with the Annual Meeting of the Friends of KLRE/KUAR on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. We will meet at the new headquarters of Southwest Power Pool, 201 Worthen Drive in Little Rock. You can enter your current location in the map below for directions on how to get there.

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This Is NPR
9:47 am
Thu October 31, 2013

NPR's 'Axe Me Another' Celebrates Halloween With R.L. Stine

Always bewitching Ask Me Another House Musician Jonathan Coulton.
Lam Thuy Vo NPR

Originally published on Thu October 31, 2013 9:53 am

NPR's Ask Me Another put a special Halloween spell during this week's show taping by bringing in an expert in all things scary for the occasion. R.L Stine, the man who sent 90s children running for their flashlights, joined the show this week as a VIP (Very Important Puzzler) for a night of word games, puzzles, trivia and costumes, of course!

No fake blood or irony was lost on the Ask Me Another team's costumes this year - check out the slideshow to see what they came up with.

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This Is NPR
5:03 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Happy Halloween From NPR

From NPR Transylvania, Happy Halloween
Madeline Valley NPR

Originally published on Fri November 1, 2013 3:51 pm

NPR wishes all of our listeners a fang-tastic and safe Halloween this year.

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