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This Is NPR
4:36 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

A Fresh Weekend Sound For 'All Things Considered'

NPR Music's All Songs Considered Host Robin Hilton is not so sure this wig says "composer." Maybe something a little more Mozart-y?
courtesy of Robin Hilton

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 9:53 am

Last Saturday, All Things Considered's weekend show began coming to you from a new city, with a new host and also with fresh new theme music. Since it's not every day that NPR commissions a new show tune, we thought we'd check in with the maestro himself - NPR Music Host Robin Hilton - to find out how it all came together and the challenge he faced in writing a new arrangement of the classic.

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This Is NPR
1:56 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

It's Easy Bee-in' Green

Beekeeper Jeff Miller checks the hives on NPR's green roof.
Becky Lettenberger NPR

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 9:54 am

Shortly after NPR's busy staff moved into the new headquarters building at 1111 North Capitol Street, another, equally busy team, got settled on the roof. While they don't benefit from the space's state-of-the-art studio equipment and collaborative working spaces, they do appreciate the sunshine and sugar syrup. Frankly, they find the whole arrangement pretty sweet.

That's because they're honeybees.

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This Is NPR
3:41 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: October

Richie Pope's illustration appears alongside August in the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Richie Pope NPR

Originally published on Wed October 16, 2013 3:26 pm

"I first heard some of my favorite albums in the First Listen section of the NPR Music site. Every time I listen to a new album, it's always a discovery," says Richie Pope, illustrator and contributor to the October page of the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.

It's precisely that music and discovery that inspired his work for the new NPR calendar - an imagined world where music boxes reach higher than people and each contains a special sound to explore. While these larger-than-life music players may be the stuff of dreams, thankfully, discovering music at NPR is not.

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This Is NPR
5:21 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

The NPR Podcast Guide: 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!'

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 9:53 am

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is having a moment. From hitting the big screen with its national cinecast to exciting fans with an exclamation-worthy new look, the news quiz show produced by NPR and WBEZ Chicago has had a lot to celebrate this year.

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This Is NPR
4:10 pm
Mon September 23, 2013

NPR Listeners Love The Outdoors

Claire Mueller NPR

Okay, we know it's officially fall now. So it's a fine time for all you outdoors-loving NPR listeners (and to be fair, NPR-loving outdoors types) to get out there and enjoy the fresh air.

We think Terry Gross would agree.

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This Is NPR
2:03 pm
Sun September 22, 2013

Join NPR For A Night Of Cheap-Date-Tested, B.J. Novak-Approved Fun; Thursday, 10/10

The Ask Me Another team (top) and audience members at the NPR show's Central Park taping for SummerStage 2013.
Steve McFarland for NPR

Fugazi, comedy and friendly competition.

Got your interest yet? NPR has an event coming up that let's just call... the answer to your date-planning needs. A guaranteed night of buzzer-busting shenanigans and they-went-there banter all set to lyric-shifting house music and can't-stop, won't-stop laughs.

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This Is NPR
9:46 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Host ProFile: NPR Was Like A Secret World, A Home For Intelligent And Witty Discourse

NPR's All Things Considered Weekend Host Arun Rath.
Melissa Kuypers, Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 8:40 am

Perhaps you heard last Sunday when NPR mainstay Jacki Lyden passed the baton to our newest host, Arun Rath. Starting tomorrow, he'll be at the helm of All Things Considered every weekend as the show begins broadcasting from its new home at NPR West in Culver City, Calif.

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This Is NPR
6:21 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: September

Graham Erwin's art for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Graham Erwin NPR

A few weeks ago we shared a piece of NPR calendar art such a long time coming that its roots can be traced back to a time of cassette tapes. Turns out, we've got another talented artist adding to the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar who had big dreams at an early age.

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Community Cinema
4:59 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Free Screening of "The Graduates/Los Graduados" in North Little Rock Oct. 1

The Graduates

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of "The Graduates/Los Graduados" as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the library's auditorium.


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This Is NPR
3:23 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Volunteer ProFile: 'I Have As Much Fun As The Guests'

Don Wells, NPR Ambassador
Claire Mueller NPR

In June, the NPR Audience and Community Relations team launched the NPR Ambassador Program, an ongoing volunteer opportunity based at our Washington, D.C. headquarters. Since the program's inception, 25 volunteer ambassadors have contributed more than 375 hours of service at NPR by leading the daily studio tours; working in our new retail outlet, The Commons; and helping during special events. Today's ProFile focuses on one of our ambassadors, Don Wells.

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