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4:51 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

Preparing For The Worst: Training Journalists For Reporting In War Zones

Richard Knox, Peter Breslow, Deb Amos and Didi Schanche (l-r) pose with CPR dummies.
Carrie Kahn NPR

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 9:14 am

Two passenger vans full of NPR staffers headed up a mountain in May, trying to get to a press conference behind rebel lines. It wasn't going to be easy.

"I was sitting in the passenger seat. We got to the first checkpoint, and we could see that they were drunk and very hostile," correspondent Carrie Kahn said. "I was trying not to make eye contact, but was immediately pulled out of the car." The people at the checkpoint had weapons and things escalated. Then producer Tom Bullock stepped in and diffused the situation, at least for the time being.

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This Is NPR
5:14 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

NPR In The News: Kelly McEvers Reports On Egypt

NPR Correspondent Kelly McEvers on Andrea Mitchell Reports from MSNBC. screen grab

With ongoing tension between Egypt's military-backed interim government and supporters of former President Mohamed Morsi, the international community is stepping in to mediate. Just today, Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham traveled to Egypt, the latest U.S. officials to visit the region.

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This Is NPR
4:28 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

I Love You More Than I'd Like To Have Jello With Bob Mondello

And how did the bride respond to the NPR-themed vows? "She loved it," Kosson said.
Jeff Sonnabend

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 8:10 am

Writing vows for your wedding is by no means a simple task; to be able to put together the right words to express your love. But if you were a clever groom who was also a fan of public radio, you might start off with:

I love you more than I'd like to have a bagel with Peter Sagal

And to reinforce your admiration, you might continue with:

I love you more than I'd like to have sushi with Yuki Noguchi

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Frank Deford Comes to Little Rock
5:20 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Tickets On Sale Now: Public Radio Welcomes Legendary Sportswriter Frank Deford

Frank Deford


The Friends of KLRE/KUAR will host a fundraiser featuring an evening with legendary sportswriter and public radio commentator Frank Deford on Thursday, September 19, at 7 p.m.

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This Is NPR
4:48 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro, Live On Stage With Pink Martini

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Originally published on Fri August 9, 2013 8:09 am

Summer in Los Angeles isn't complete without a trip to the Hollywood Bowl. This outdoor concert venue seats just over 17,000 people and holds a variety of concerts from The Sound of Music sing-a-longs and Classical performances with the LA Philharmonic to contemporary acts like Vampire Weekend, vocalist Natalie Cole and everything in between.

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This Is NPR
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

Music From The Camps screenshot

Since his first visit to a concentration camp in 1991, Italian pianist and music teacher Francesco Lotoro has been reconstructing an entire chapter of music history, a body of work both created and hidden in 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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