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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.
NPR

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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This Is NPR
2:17 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Live at 4 p.m. (ET) Today: Dina Temple-Raston at Aspen Security Forum

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston on PBS NewsHour.
Screenshot/PBS NewsHour

Originally published on Thu July 18, 2013 3:02 pm

The Aspen Security Forum is well underway in Colorado this afternoon. NPR Counterterrorism Correspondent Dina Temple-Raston is moderating the panel Through a Glass Darkly: What Security Threats Does the Future Hold and What Can We Do Now to Protect Ourselves from Them?

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This Is NPR
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

This weekend, one of our listeners spent their "cognitive surplus" producing a video (the one you're probably already watching). It remixes audio of Carl Kasell reading LOLcats captions on TED Radio Hour with the corresponding feline images.

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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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