News About Public Radio

We're excited to announce the launch of NPR One for Windows phone and tablet. This launch marks the first time NPR has developed an app for listeners with Windows devices, and we're excited to bring the great new listening experience of NPR One to these listeners.

NPR Launches A New Podcast Directory

Jan 26, 2015

Today, we're rolling out a new podcast directory on, and we're excited to have a beautiful new home to showcase all of the podcasts from the NPR family.

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But it wasn't always this way...

Enter Donald Mullally, former General Manager and Director of Broadcasting for Illinois Public Media. Twice an NPR Board member and an early pioneer of the network's current structure, Mullally is credited by many for saving NPR from early financial ruin. Mullally passed away on January 21, 2015, at the age of 77.

To better understand Mullally's legacy in public media, let's do a quick recap of NPR's early years:

Starting this Saturday, January 17, listeners will be able to hear more news and information programming weekday evenings and weekend mornings on KUAR.

These changes include an additional hour of Fresh Air, Monday through Friday nights at 7 p.m., and two hours of news and information programming Monday through Thursday nights.

On Saturdays, Wait...Wait Don’t Tell me will move to 10 a.m., Says You! will now be a full hour at noon and Not Necessarily Nashville will expand to a two-hour program Saturday evenings.

Old State House To Screen "End Of The Line"

Jan 5, 2015

KUAR and the Old State House will present  a screening of End of the Line (1987) on Friday, Jan. 9,  at the Old State House Museum, as part of the Second Friday Cinema series.


It was announced today that reporting projects from NPR and other public broadcasting networks won six out of fourteen 2015 duPont-Columbia Awards, one of the most highly-regarded recognitions in journalism (think: "Pulitzer Prize of news").

NPR invites you to #AllCraftsConsidered

Nov 17, 2014

Get an early start on your holiday shopping at NPR!

From chocolate and ceramics to photographs and jewelry, you're sure to find something special for everyone on your holiday list - including yourself - all while supporting local independent artists at #AllCraftsConsidered.


The way NPR times the segments of Morning Edition is about to change slightly. You’ll hear national newscasts in three parts of the hour in Morning Edition instead of two beginning Monday, November 17. Slighter changes are planned for All Things Considered, too.

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

Friends Of KLRE/KUAR Annual Meeting

Nov 7, 2014

Public radio listeners are invited to the Friends of KLRE/KUAR Annual Meeting this Thursday, Nov. 13 at the Oxford American offices, 1300 South Main, in downtown Little Rock. The event is 5-7 p.m.

Festivities include a reception with food from South on Main and drinks from O'Looney's Wine and Liquor. Listeners can visit with station staff, members of the Board of Directors of the Friends of KLRE/KUAR, and other public radio listeners.

Elections matter, but let's be fair. If you're any kind of normal person (sorry, D.C. folks), it's nearly impossible to follow them all.

NPR's got you covered. Join the #NPRparty and check out the many ways we've made it super easy to follow the elections news that got you to the polls (and on social media). Don't forget to keep your conversations real, honest and open...and tag your posts #NPRparty.

Watch NPR's special coverage...on your television.