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6:03 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Happy National Radio Day

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 8:29 am

Folks, take a look at your NPR Wall Calendar: Tuesday, August 20, is National Radio Day.

Let's celebrate!

Tell us in the comments what you are listening to today.

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This Is NPR
2:48 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

The Curious Listener: Balance Of The Species

Katie Burk NPR

Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 11:52 am

If we've learned one thing this summer it is that NPR listeners sure love their dogs. But what about our feline friends? Aren't they equally deserving of the limelight?

One Curious Listener thinks so. And he wrote us to say that he hasn't heard enough positive cat stories on NPR.

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This Is NPR
3:13 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: April

Baltimore-based artist Julianna Brion's illustration designed for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Julianba Brion NPR

"Living in Baltimore, I walk everywhere I go. I love having access to information and entertainment right in my pocket. With NPR playing through my headphones, I feel connected to the rest of the world, learn new things and meet new people. Lonely walks become a time to cherish and look forward to, even on the dreariest days."

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This Is NPR
10:09 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Outside The Box: Welcome To The New NPR Home Page


Originally published on Thu August 15, 2013 1:21 pm

We have more to tell you.

If you're wondering, that's why we redesigned and launched a new NPR home page today. We have stories that need more space to breathe, and you deserve a more vivid picture of the world.

We liked our old home pages, on desktop and mobile, and those pages worked well. But they had their limitations. On desktops and tablets, our old newspaper-like design told you our seriousness of purpose and conveyed the range of our news and cultural sections. On phones, our page was quick and headline-driven.

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This Is NPR
10:08 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Centering Sponsorship Around Innovation


Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 10:34 am

With the launch of the new NPR home page, we are introducing a new sponsorship opportunity that aims to engage with you, our audience, provide value to NPR's supporting sponsors and reflect our high visual and content standards.

The world of digital sponsorship is changing rapidly, and many publishers are choosing to blur the lines between editorial and advertising. At NPR, we fundamentally think it is critical for our audience, our sponsors, and our editorial integrity that this distinction remains completely clear.

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This Is NPR
10:07 am
Wed August 14, 2013

FAQ: More Details About The New NPR Home Page


Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 10:36 am

Why redesign the NPR home page?

See our welcome post. Then watch this video.

On what platforms can I explore the new home page?

The new home page is "responsive," optimizing for phones, tablets and desktops. You're welcome to visit on all of those platforms. We have previously redesigned our story pages and blog pages in this fashion.

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This Is NPR
5:21 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

How Do You Like Tat? NPR Tattoos Rock Newport Folk Festival

Anya Grundmann NPR

If you've ever experienced a summer music festival, you've likely spotted some colorful body art among the crowd of enthusiastic, if not somewhat sweaty, music lovers. This year at the Newport Folk Festival, red, black and blue were all the rage around the waterfront town thanks to NPR Music, which amped up festival-goers with some public radio-inspired ink.

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This Is NPR
11:33 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Coming Soon: A New Homepage

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 8:03 am

A big change is coming to this week.

Over the last year, we have been building toward an entirely new NPR homepage. After redesigning our story pages and mobile gateway, we've taken the best of those projects and lots of feedback from viewers like you to create a better homepage experience. This week, we're ready to unveil it.

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This Is NPR
4:54 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

'Alt.Latino,' Coming To You From A Closet Abroad

NPR's Alt.Latino Host Jasmine Garsd posted this photo of her makeshift recording studio in Mexico City, where she's reporting for a few months.
courtesy of Jasmine Garsd via Instagram

NPR's Alt.Latino Host Jasmine Garsd is spending a few months in Mexico City, a city she calls "one of the Latin meccas of music." In addition to researching great stories there, she's been tracking down innovative places to record quality audio.

Garsd posted this photo from one of her makeshift recording studios in the city, and says:

"Desde las oficinas de grabacion de Alt.Latino en Mexico- tmbn conocido como un placard con buena acustica"

Which in English means:

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This Is NPR
4:03 pm
Thu August 8, 2013

The Heart Of The Art: Behind A Special Father's Day Story At NPR

Bobbie Hanvey as a young man (left) and a childhood photo of Steafán Hanvey (right).
Courtesy of the Hanvey family

Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 4:17 pm

As many of our listeners can attest, NPR loves a good story. We're always striving to find new and better ways to capture people's real experiences - the sights and sounds of life - for you. So when Coburn Dukehart, from NPR's Multimedia department, brought together two generations of Irish artists for a beautiful radio, video and written documentary of their story, we asked her to share the memories that were made in the process.

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