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5:23 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Cover Story: The 2014 NPR Wall Calendar

Artist Rich Tu designed this cover art for the 2014 NPR Wall Calendar.
Rich Tu NPR

We know. It's hard to admit that 2014 is on the horizon. The good news, however, is that mid summer brings with it the new NPR Wall Calendar, which is now available in the NPR Shop. Every year, we ask artists and illustrators to channel their NPR listening (and love) into art for the calendar, and starting today, we're sharing these designs with you. So without further adieu, the cover, by artist Rich Tu.

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This Is NPR
1:31 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Carl Can Has Cheezburger? Fan Video Mashup Features LOLcats, Voiced By Carl Kasell

Guy Raz and Carl Kasell in the studio as Kasell reads LOLcat captions for TED Radio Hour.
Guy Raz

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 4:23 pm

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News About Public Radio
7:44 am
Wed July 17, 2013

'Tales From the South' Creator Wins Governor's Arts Award

Paula Morrell

Paula Morrell, whose weekly radio show "Tales from the South" on KUAR features Arkansas storytellers and writers, has won the Folklife Award.

The award is part of the 2013 Governor's Arts Awards.

The Governor's Arts Awards were sponsored and announced by the Arkansas Arts Council and highlight outstanding contributions to the arts in Arkansas.

Congratulations Paula and the whole "Tales From the South" team! 

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This Is NPR
4:23 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Guillermo Del Toro Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

In the new science-fiction movie Pacific Rim, humans make giant robots called "Jaegers" to combat giant monsters called kaiju (the Japanese word for monster), which are sent from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean by beings from another dimension.

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This Is NPR
3:47 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Protecting Public Media, One Story at a Time

NPR

So many of us have one: a moment that triggered the passionate public media junkie inside.

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This Is NPR
11:58 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Host ProFile: 'My Job Is Like The Master Of Ceremonies For A Three Ring Circus.'

Snap Judgment Host Glynn Washington.
NPR

Originally published on Fri July 19, 2013 8:52 am

"It's the Robert Frost thing: the roads diverge, and you have to make a choice. You always wonder what your life would have been if you'd gone the other way."

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This Is NPR
3:03 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

NPR Community Event With Michele Norris: Documentary On History Of Black Press

pbs.org

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 8:57 am

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This Is NPR
4:40 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

Liev Schreiber Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Liev Schreiber plays the titular character in the new Showtime series Ray Donovan. It's about a Hollywood clean-up man who works outside the law to help celebrities avoid scandal. Schreiber came in to talk to Fresh Air Host Dave Davies about character development on TV and in the theater, his career and even his mom.

"I haven't ever met a Ray Donovan, but I know that they [Hollywood clean-up men] have been around for as long as Hollywood has been around," Schreiber says about his character. "There are these jobs that need to get done that lawyers can't handle."

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This Is NPR
10:39 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Live Stream The National Conversation, Today At 12:00pm (ET)

NPR

Originally published on Thu July 11, 2013 10:57 am

Watch live today as Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin moderates a discussion about the U.S.'s divided position on the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) as part of The National Conversation series at the Wilson Center.

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This Is NPR
4:33 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

The Curious Listener: Dog Days Of Radio

Katie Burk NPR

Whether dog, cat, iguana or ant farm, our pets frequently become a de facto member of the family. At NPR, we've come to realize that our listeners not only include the actual humans that tune in, but the animals they adore as well.

As it happens, we learned from one Curious Listener recently that pets have their own show preferences too, which aren't always in step with their owners'.

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