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This Is NPR
4:18 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Your Comments: New Home Page Redesign

Katie Burk NPR

Over the last months, we've been reading your comments, tweets and emails about the new NPR.org home page. The shift was a major one, breaking from years of standard newspaper-style site format, and embracing new designs and technologies. We expected strong reactions to the new experience, and we've absolutely received them, both positive and negative.

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This Is NPR
5:45 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

#NPRLatism: Join 'Tell Me More' In Exploring Latinos' Growing Digital Influence

NPR

Originally published on Mon September 16, 2013 10:31 am

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This Is NPR
8:43 am
Sat September 14, 2013

#NPRLatism: Join 'Tell Me More' In Exploring Latinos' Growing Digital Influence

NPR

Originally published on Sat September 14, 2013 10:33 am

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This Is NPR
4:02 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: August

Jonathan Bartlett's art for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Jonathan Bartlett NPR

Jonathan Bartlett comes from a small-town-Pennsylvania childhood and landed as an adult in vivacious Brooklyn, NY. Along the way, Bartlett has come into his own as an illustrator recognized for his ability to tell stories, which we also hold near and dear to our hearts at NPR.

So when it came to selecting artists for the NPR Wall Calendar, Bartlett was a natural fit. He said that public radio not only educates, but has often "made me think differently, or given me an idea. It nurtures free thinking and innovative dreams."

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Ira Glass Live
9:45 am
Thu September 12, 2013

Ira Glass Is Coming To Memphis

Ira Glass, host of Public Radio International's This American Life, will be in Memphis October 5 for an event at the Orpheum Theatre.

Congratulations to the lucky listeners and members who won tickets. If you still want tickets, you can purchase them at the Orpheum's website.

The event is presented by Memphis public radio station WKNO. 

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This Is NPR
7:44 am
Wed September 11, 2013

You've Tracked Down Hundreds Of Accessible Playgrounds. Help Us Find More!

NPR designer Alyson Hurt's early sketch of the interface for editing accessible playgrounds.
Alyson Hurt NPR

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 8:05 am

When NPR launched a national guide to accessible playgrounds two weeks ago, we knew it wasn't perfect.

It's not perfect because there isn't an official, comprehensive database of playgrounds with components designed for kids with special needs available to use as a source.

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Obama On Syria
2:34 pm
Mon September 9, 2013

KUAR To Carry Live Coverage Of Obama's Speech Tuesday Night

President Obama during a news conference last week.

KUAR will offer live, anchored coverage of President Obama’s address to the nation Tuesday night when he will make his case for military action against Syria.

Coverage will begin at 8 p.m.

Saying he will continue to "make the best case" in the coming days for taking military action against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, President Obama has announced that he will speak to the American people Tuesday about why he's come to that conclusion.

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Programing Changes
4:42 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

KUAR Adds All Songs Considered. What's Your Opinion?

All Songs Considered joins the KUAR lineup Tuesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
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Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, KUAR will add NPR's All Songs Considered to its Tuesday evening schedule.

All Songs Considered is hosted by Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton. Along with occasional guests, they curate the best of what's new in popular music for the public radio audience.

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This Is NPR
4:07 pm
Fri September 6, 2013

Host ProFile: 'I Look At The World With Awe And Wonder And Feel Re-Invigorated'

Latino USA Host Maria Hinojosa.
www.santiagostudio.com

This week, NPR reported that "nearly a quarter of all elementary students in the country are now Latino." This is just one more reflection of the changes contributed by this growing population in countless industries across the United States.

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This Is NPR
4:38 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

NPR Listeners Love Their Communities

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Mon September 23, 2013 4:09 pm

It's a common notion here at NPR that the best part of us is you, our audience. You are 27 million individuals with one important thing in common: you listen to NPR. So, we got to thinking, if NPR brings us together what else do we have in common?

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