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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.

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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.

Check back at 12:30 p.m. (ET) today for a live video stream, here.

Black Friday. Check. Cyber Monday. Check. Now we're officially cowl-neck deep in the season for combing through catalogs, store websites, shelf-after-shelf of half-organized apparel and umpteen gift guides (usually claiming to be the ultimate), to find that one item that will be someone's favorite this year.

NPR Listeners Love Games

Dec 3, 2013

Oh, speaking of games, have you heard the latest from the Tech Team Podcast? What about the recently launched NPR Plays tumblr? If you need even more games in your life, the All Tech Considered team have put all their Gaming stories on one page.

Here at NPR, like many work places, it's not uncommon for two or more staffers to show up at work inadvertently dressed alike. Men in polo shirts and khakis, women in sweater dresses, everyone in checked button-downs and jeans.

"Oh, didn't you get the memo?" they often joke for the rest of the day.

This happens so frequently at NPR West, that I've started to photographing all the accidental twins to show off look-alikes. (Just scroll through the @NPRWest Twitter feed for some examples.)