News About Public Radio

"Get Carried Away" with NPR One

Jun 12, 2015

NPR's Associate Editor for News Operations, Jim Lesher, died this morning at the age of 46, after a swift and debilitating battle with stomach cancer. He is survived by his mother Anne Lesher, his father James Lesher Sr., his sister Kathryn Nash and two nephews, Christopher and Sean, along with his extended family at NPR.

For more than two decades, Lesher worked tirelessly behind the scenes coordinating logistics so that NPR not only was heard, but also sounded its very best. He was incredibly proud of his work, and he had good reason to be.

When award-winning journalists look back on their early forays in reporting, it's rare to hear that their j-school work helped get wrongfully-convicted men off of death row and led to a moratorium on capital punishment in the state where the inmates had been indicted. Laura Sullivan, a correspondent on NPR's Investigations team, did just that and has continued digging for truth and justice in the time since.

When we released NPR One, we introduced a new way to listen to the best of public radio—one built with you at the center. Since launch, we've continued to iterate and learn about what you want to listen to. One of the most-requested features was better support for the great public radio podcasts, including the NPR podcasts you know and love (like Wait, Wait...

The NPR One Developer Center Is Now Live

May 4, 2015

Since we launched NPR One on iOS and Android last July, we've added Windows Phone and Tablet apps, Chromecast, Apple Watch, Android Wear, Android Auto (which includes nearly 30 auto brands), and support for over a thousand other devices through listening connectivity standards such as Bluetooth and Google Cast. We've also been approached by dozens of developers who want to bring it to their platform.

From NPR stories to shows to songs, today we're making more than 800,000 pieces of our audio available for you to share around the Web. We're throwing open the doors to embedding, putting our audio on your site.

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KUAR's Interview with Todd Rundgren

Apr 7, 2015

In advance of an April 18 symposium on the importance of music education featuring musician Todd Rundgren, you can listen to an interview with Rundgren from KUAR's program Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

More details on the Symposium on the Moral Imperative of Music Education at the Clinton School of Public Service can be found here

Public Radio Stations Take On Austin

Mar 26, 2015

There were babies in construction-grade earmuffs and adults in face paint. Bloody Marys at eight in the morning and live tunes extending far into the night.

Don Haney, host of KUAR's Haney's Jazz and former midday announcer at KUAR and KLRE, died on Tuesday, March 24. Haney was 80. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 31 at Ashby Funeral Home.