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Gift Me Public.

Dec 17, 2013

All month, we've been highlighting some of our favorite NPR Shop products that might find a nice home on your holiday gift list.

Gather 'Round And Get Merry

Dec 17, 2013

It was an spectacle, really. An evening complete with extra doses of merriment and joy, all wrapped in festive decor.

The holiday cheer came earlier this month when NPR's Ask Me Another packed its (Bell) House full of fans for a special holiday show with not one, but three V(ery) I(mportant) P(uzzler)s. To ring in the year-end right, the show invited back a few veterans of the puzzle hot seat to join in a night of games, trivia and holiday duets, including:

What Is $17 Million, Really?

Dec 16, 2013

Today, we announced an inspiring investment in our work: $17 million in grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wallace Foundation, Ford Foundation and individual philanthropists.

NPR recently produced a number of stories to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination.

We received comments from many of you, including some personal remembrances of that historic moment, theories about what happened on that landmark day in 1963 and compliments (as well as critiques) of our special coverage.

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KUAR is scheduling special programming for the holiday week of December 23-27. We're adding music programs week nights beginning at 9 p.m. Selected Shorts also has a series of shows with a holiday theme, which will air Tuesday-Thursday at 10 p.m.

Christmas Day, Wed., Dec. 25 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m., KUAR will air a block of special programming for the holiday.

Colbert Tries Planet Money On For Size

Dec 11, 2013

As the Planet Money t-shirts (all 25,000 of them) have fanned out across the country – going to people like Arjun and Heidi, who listen on long car rides; Nancy in Denver, whose mother sewed jeans to support their family in El Paso; and Corvell, a music maker and dreamer of dreams – so too has the multi-everything microsite.

Photo courtesy of Mayibuye/Robben Island

KUAR will air Mandela: An Audio History on Wednesday, December 11, at 9 p.m.

The hour-long special radio program tells the story of the struggle against apartheid through rare sound recordings of Nelson Mandela himself, as well as those who fought with and against him.

Recognized as one of the most comprehensive oral histories of apartheid ever broadcast, the program weaves together first-person interviews with an unprecedented collection of rare archival recordings.

NPR Listeners Love Books

Dec 9, 2013

Book lovers rejoice! Tis the season to curl up with a good read. If you're in need of some literary inspiration, here's a novel idea: let NPR's Book Concierge guide you through this year's best picks, cover by cover.

Happy reading.

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Every Friday on Morning Edition, we are touched by the very personal stories told in the StoryCorps booth. The stories are poignant not because they are glamorous or rare but perhaps because they are told by people just like us living their seemingly ordinary lives.

When you put it that way, stories of regular people, then you start to realize that there must be countless stories all across America just like the ones we hear on Fridays.

Wyoming Public Media has undertaken the task to tell more of those stories from people living right in their own state.