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4:40 pm
Mon October 28, 2013

StoryCorps Fan Pictures: Your Sad Faces Make Us Happy

Courtesy of Snapchat user

Thank you to everyone who helped us celebrate StoryCorps' 10th anniversary last week. We should be all cried out shouldn't we? Yes, yes, we should.

Let's just have a nice laugh about crying instead. We asked StoryCorps fans to share their best 'cry faces' with us last week, and we wanted to share a few of the submissions.

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This Is NPR
4:52 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

The Curious Listener: The StoryCorps Edition

Katie Burk NPR

As StoryCorps celebrates its 10th anniversary this week, we're joining listeners across the nation to toast their achievement and remember our favorite stories (so far!).

Every week on Morning Edition, you hear remarkable and heartfelt perspectives – from listeners like you. Have you or someone you know listened and been inspired to share your own stories? Check out this exchange with our Curious Listener for ways you can.

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This Is NPR
6:16 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

10 Years and 50,631 Interviews Later: A Snapshot Of StoryCorps' Achievements

Courtesy of StoryCorps

Today the much-loved and notoriously tear-jerking oral history project StoryCorps celebrates its 10th anniversary. You hear StoryCorps each Friday on Morning Edition, when NPR turns over the mic to everyday people to share their stories. The conversations that unfold - heartfelt, intimate, human - help us start our day feeling a little more inspired.

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This Is NPR
11:16 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Announcer ProFile: 'All Things Considered, This Is A Dream Career'

NPR Announcer Sabrina Farhi
Photo by D. Robert Wolcheck Graphic by Claire Mueller

Originally published on Wed October 23, 2013 1:57 pm

No matter how you take your public radio — a downloaded TED Radio Hour podcast or a Morning Edition show broadcast on your member station — there's one voice familiar to all NPR listeners. That's the NPR announcer, who voices credit to the member stations, corporations and institutions that generously support NPR and public radio.

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This Is NPR
6:14 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Not Another &#@*$! Pledge Drive

WBEZ staffers celebrate the end of their pledge drive, 10 days and 64 hours later. (Not to be overlooked is the whiteboard in the corner that reads 'MEMBERS ARE SO COOL'.)
screenshot from WBEZ video

Oh, pledge season. We hope you, like us, have come to embrace the real gems of public radio membership drives: the very creative, clever and quirky ways the staff at our Member Stations show you they really mean it when they say 'your support is vital to what we do.'

Throughout this fall membership drive season, we've been completely entertained by these special 'thank yous' created by pledge-drive pros showing appreciation for your support. Because, after all, it's you who keep public radio going pledge drive after pledge drive. After pledge drive.

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News About Public Radio
4:00 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Why Does Darbi Support Public Radio In Central Arkansas?

Darbi and some close friends.

Sustaining Member Darbi Blencowe tells us why KUAR's Malcolm Glover, Stardate, and Diane Rehm make her day.

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Community Cinema
2:11 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Free Screening of "The State of Arizona" in North Little Rock on Nov. 5

Still from "The State of Arizona"

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of The State of Arizona as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The screening will be held in the library room 126.

ABOUT THE FILM

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This Is NPR
3:23 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

StoryCorps ProFile: 'If I Could Share A Coffee With Anyone, It Would Be My Wife.'

StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay in the recording booth located in New York City's Foley Square.
Harvey Wang

Originally published on Wed October 30, 2013 9:38 am

This morning, Steve Inskeep admitted to Morning Edition listeners that he, like many of them, often finds himself choked up over the Friday morning StoryCorps segments on NPR. These intimate conversations are a small sampling from the nearly 50,000 interviews recorded as people share the incredible stories of their lives. This week marks the 10th anniversary of the oral history project, and in that time StoryCorps has built up one of the largest collections of human voices ever gathered.

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This Is NPR
9:19 am
Sat October 19, 2013

Making Pledge Drives Not Just Bearable, But Memorable Too

Victor Holliday, writer and producer of NPR fundraising promotional spots, in the studio.
Greg Gavin NPR

Ok, ok, we know the fall comes as a mixed blessing for many public radio listeners. You love the crisp air and brightly colored leaves, pumpkins and warm drinks. But, even though you know the importance of donating to your local public radio station, you don't really love pledge drive week. And who can blame you?

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This Is NPR
11:28 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Adventures In Commenting: How We're Improving The Community On NPR.org

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Here at NPR, we want to encourage discussion around all of our coverage - from the latest news on U.S. troops in Afghanistan to a review of the new Tom Hanks film. We know that discussion takes place organically on many different platforms (like Facebook and Twitter and Reddit). However, we also believe that it is important to host that discussion on our site as well.

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