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NPR Listeners Love Music

Nov 4, 2013

We know there's no shortage of NPR fans who love music, so it's about time we celebrated your good taste. Here's to spinning your favorite records, enjoying yourself at shows and composing your latest masterpiece. Music lovers, this one's for you.

A couple of years ago, Tell Me More Senior Producer Davar Ardalan came across a town in north central Ohio with a curious-sounding name: Bucyrus (pronounced byoo-sahy-ruhs).

Intrigued by the name's root word 'Cyrus', as in Cyrus the Great, the founder of ancient Persia's Achaemenid Empire, Ardalan called the Bucyrus Tourism Department and found that the Bratwurst Capital of America really is named after the Persian King.

Celebrate the culmination of our 40th Anniversary with the Annual Meeting of the Friends of KLRE/KUAR on Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. We will meet at the new headquarters of Southwest Power Pool, 201 Worthen Drive in Little Rock. You can enter your current location in the map below for directions on how to get there.

NPR's Ask Me Another put a special Halloween spell during this week's show taping by bringing in an expert in all things scary for the occasion. R.L Stine, the man who sent 90s children running for their flashlights, joined the show this week as a VIP (Very Important Puzzler) for a night of word games, puzzles, trivia and costumes, of course!

No fake blood or irony was lost on the Ask Me Another team's costumes this year - check out the slideshow to see what they came up with.

Happy Halloween From NPR

Oct 30, 2013

NPR wishes all of our listeners a fang-tastic and safe Halloween this year.

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News-Inspired Halloween Costumes, Round Two

Oct 29, 2013

It's getting closer and closer to that costume party, and you still have no idea what clothes in your closet to throw together to make you stand out at Halloween. Don't worry. We are making things easy for you with more Halloween costume ideas straight from the headlines.

StoryCorps Fan Pictures: Your Sad Faces Make Us Happy

Oct 28, 2013

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.

The Curious Listener: The StoryCorps Edition

Oct 25, 2013

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.

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.

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.