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4:58 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: February

St. Louis-based illustrator Vidhya Nagarajan designed this art for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Vidhya Nagarajan NPR

"What I love most about NPR is learning about different cultures, food, music and people's stories from around the world. I get a connection to experiences that I would not have otherwise. So until I can get around the globe and witness for myself, it's all about NPR," said Vidhya Nagarajan, who contributed this art for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.

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This Is NPR
5:29 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Mitch Hurwitz Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

If you're anything like me, you probably spent some quality time with your Netflix account earlier this year when, after a seven-year hiatus, Arrested Development released an entire new season all at once. The whole Bluth family is back, along with much of the clever wordplay, subtle jokes that get better on repeat viewings and narration by Ron Howard fans have come to expect. This time, though, each family member gets their own episode. Mitch Hurwitz, who created the show, came in to talk to Fresh Air Host Terry Gross about the favorite dysfunctional family.

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This Is NPR
4:23 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

NPR In The News: Music And The Holocaust

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This Is NPR
11:17 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Reza Aslan Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan is one of those people who's at NPR West so often that he blurs the line between guest and employee. We always joke with our regulars that they should have a punch card, and when it's full, they get their own cubicle.

Recently, Aslan has been in and out of our studios a lot to talk about his new book, a biography called Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. Aslan's focus for this biography was of Jesus Christ, the man.

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This Is NPR
3:46 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Curious Listener: What Is A Sha-Poopie?

Katie Burk NPR

It can be frustrating when you can't find something you need – like the keys you thought were in your pants pocket but seem to have vaporized.

While we can't help you locate your keys, the NPR Services staff is here to help listeners find answers to all kinds of questions related to NPR. And those questions that fall outside the realm of public radio, well, sometimes they catch our eye too.

Such is the case with this particular listener letter - who could resist doing a little investigating to learn more about something called a Sha-Poopie?

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This Is NPR
4:52 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

2014 Wall Calendar: January

Illustrator and cartoonist Roman Muradov designed this art for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Roman Muradov NPR

"I tried to do a visual interpretation of NPR's many voices that comfort and inspire the listeners, each one in its own way," said Roman Muradov.

A Russian illustrator and cartoonist, Muradov contributed this work for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar. More from this Podcast subscriber and KQED San Francisco listener can be found at @bluebed.

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This Is NPR
5:01 pm
Tue July 23, 2013

Miranda July Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Director, author and artist Miranda July came to NPR West for an interview with Linda Wertheimer for Weekend Edition Saturday about her new project called We Think Alone. It's an art project that sends out the personal emails of ten notable people to anyone who has signed up to receive them.

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This Is NPR
6:42 am
Sun July 21, 2013

Stay Cool With Sweet Stories On 'National Ice Cream Day'

Katie Burk NPR

You may need some napkins for this one. Today we all scream for what may be the coolest holiday of the year, National Ice Cream Day.

Before you run to your freezer, we're serving up a few stories from NPR and NPR Member Stations about the sweet treat, from unusual recipes to the science behind brain freezes. To top it off, we found a photo of Carl Kasell getting in on the frozen fun.

Scoop on!


More Ice Cream from NPR Member Stations

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This Is NPR
4:13 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Maria Bamford Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Maria Bamford is a stand-up comedian with a growing and dedicated following. You might recognize her unique voice from the many cartoons she plays, or you might know her as a meth addict named Debris in the new season of Arrested Development.

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This Is NPR
3:34 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Small Screen, Big Stories: NPR Comes To Google Glass

NPR developer Michael Seifollahi wears Google Glass while working at his desk.
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Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 9:31 am

This month, NPR has arrived on its smallest screen yet.

One of the more fascinating tech developments of 2013 has been the arrival of Google Glass. The latest in wearable computing, Glass — true to its name — puts mobile technology in a pair of lightweight glasses, complete with Internet connection, apps and a video-ready camera.

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