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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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This Is NPR
5:05 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: July

Leigh Guldig's illustration for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Leigh Guldig NPR

We often catch people saying (or typing), "I heard it on NPR." This is pretty edifying feedback for an organization who's mission is to create a more informed public.

Artist and listener Leigh Guldig took this familiar saying, added her own creative expression and turned it into a piece of art for the newest NPR Wall Calendar. She said NPR "serves as an 'idea-generator,' an inspiration and visionary force for the entire country."

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This Is NPR
4:15 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Don't 'Tees' Me, Bro. Vote Now!

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 8:36 am

Submissions are in, and now it's time to choose a winner. We're in the last week of NPR & Threadless t-shirt design challenge, which means we need your help rating the designs. Between now and Monday, Sept. 9, head over to the Threadless site and use the five-point scale ("UGH." to "$!!!") to let us know what you think of each shirt.

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This Is NPR
10:27 am
Tue September 3, 2013

Love And Logos: 'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' Gets A New Look

Compare the old logo (l) with the show's new icon (r), which we've been calling the the 'newsclamation point.'
NPR

Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 7:47 am

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, NPR's oddly-informative news quiz, had a question that couldn't be answered through witty wordplay. The show needed a visual makeover. Until now, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! was still using its original branding, a typeface and speech-bubble logo developed shortly after the show's debut more than 15 years ago.

(You know, being a radio show allows one to get away with keeping its visual look a bit longer than average.)

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This Is NPR
6:03 am
Mon September 2, 2013

On Labor Day, Your Photos Tell the Story of 'Hard Work'

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Originally published on Tue September 3, 2013 10:12 am

On this Labor Day, let's celebrate those who do the hardest work in the only way we know how: telling their stories.

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This Is NPR
2:28 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

The NPR Podcast Guide: NPR Food

Claire Mueller NPR

Got food on the brain this Labor Day weekend? We do too. Thankfully, we found a healthy dose of gastro-friendly news from NPR that's sure to leave any faithful foodie feeling, well, full. NPR offers a weekly podcast just for grub-related topics, from the farm to your table and beyond.

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This Is NPR
4:24 pm
Thu August 29, 2013

NPR In The News: Summer of '63 Edition

NPR's Michele Norris on Morning Joe. She joined the MSNBC program on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
screenshot from MSNBC.com

The NPR special series The Summer of '63 culminated yesterday with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. As other media followed and discussed the events happening here in DC, NPR's work was highlighted and our journalists were asked to be a part of their conversations.

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This Is NPR
4:45 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Grassroots-Supported Journalism Takes On Anniversary of Drug Sentencing Laws

As part of the Prison Time Project, NCPR reported on the Moriah Shock Prison, near Port Henry, NY, which was slated to close but was saved by support of the local community.
Natasha Haverty NCPR

Originally published on Wed September 18, 2013 8:06 am

"For drug pushing — life sentence. No parole, no probation, no plea bargaining."

This statement, said by former New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller during a meeting with top advisers, set forth a new set of rules, passed in 1973, for sentencing in drug-related crimes. Those rules have arguably altered the sentencing of thousands of those convicted for even minor drug possession offenses in New York and nationwide over the last 40 years.

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News About Public Radio
4:07 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Zoch, Former KLRE/KUAR Operations Director, Has Died

Edwin "Eddie" Zoch

Eddie Zoch, who served as a music host and operations director for KLRE/KUAR for 15 years, died on Monday, Aug. 26. Zoch, 85, retired from the stations in 1994.

Eddie was born in Springfield, Ill., in 1928, but his family moved to Bryant, Ark., when he was a child. Zoch began his broadcasting career in 1953 at KBBA, a commercial radio station in Bryant. He worked in all aspects of the radio business at stations in Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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This Is NPR
1:13 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

NPR And Member Stations Take A Wide View Of March On Washington

Josephine Ball
Chloe Coleman NPR

Originally published on Thu August 29, 2013 9:48 am

Today the March on Washington celebrates its 50th year in U.S. history, as one of our nation's largest - and most effective - political rallies for widespread socio-economic change.

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