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4:13 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

The NPR Podcast Guide: NPR Books

Claire Mueller NPR

Summer here's, and with it comes the much-anticipated season of summer book lists. Lots and lots of lists. If you haven't started reading, no sweat. Turns out NPR has a place for book lovers to discover page-turning stories and hear stories beyond the page: the NPR Books podcast.

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This Is NPR
4:28 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Coco O. Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Singer Coco O. and musician/producer Robin Hannibal make up the Danish duo Quadron. They were introduced to each other as teenagers by a mutual friend, because they both love 70s soul music. The group's name comes from discovering that they are each a quarter black, and also because their sound isn't just one thing; it's a quarter soul, a quarter Scandinavian, and so forth. Coco O. came in to talk to Weekend Edition Sunday Host Rachel Martin about their new album Avalanche.

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This Is NPR
3:33 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

Thoughts On A Move: An NPR Short Film

Tell Me More Host Michel Martin and All Songs Considered Host Bob Boilen at the former NPR headquarters at 635 Mass. Ave.
NPR

Originally published on Wed July 10, 2013 9:02 am

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This Is NPR
6:03 am
Thu July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day, From NPR

Katie Burk NPR

It's simple, we just want to wish you a happy holiday weekend from NPR, wherever your taste buds take you.

Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.

News About Public Radio
9:02 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

KUAR To Air 'Burn: An Energy Diary' July 4

Crews like the National Grid workmen are on the front lines of grid repair when something goes wrong with the system.
Ari Daniel Shapiro Burn: An Energy Diary

This Fourth of July, KUAR FM 89 will air 'The Switch: The Story of Our National Power Grid' from the program 'Burn: An Energy Diary.'

Host Alex Chadwick and the producers at Burn take a look at the nation's aging power grid, how it works and how it doesn't, Thursday, July 4 at 3 p.m.

The program will cover smart grids, alternative energy and the people who keep the grid running all on a day when the grid will be humming to keep up with the nation's energy demand.

This Is NPR
3:33 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Zack Snyder Loves NPR

Arezou Rezvani NPR

It's never an easy task to remake a beloved part of American culture, but director Zack Snyder took the challenge with Superman in his new film Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill as the man himself and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

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This Is NPR
5:43 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

'Tell Me More' Invites Listeners To Join #NPRAspen Dialogue On Opportunity In America

Use #NPRAspen to share your ideas about improving education and learning.
NPR

Is America still the land of opportunity?

On July 1 and 2, Tell Me More is addressing this question with two live broadcasts from the 2013 Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado and wants you to join the conversation in a live Twitter chat around education and opportunity in America.

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This Is NPR
4:39 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Andrea Ghez Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

As you probably know, we get a lot of stars here at NPR West. Sometimes they're stars who study stars. Our Science Correspondent Joe Palca says UCLA astronomer Andrea Ghez is "a real hotshot scientist," a status confirmed by her many honors including a MacArthur "genius grant" Fellowship and the Crafoord Prize, which in LA terms is astronomy's equivalent to an Oscar.

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This Is NPR
4:53 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Chuck Leavell Loves NPR

George T. Gary III NPR

Originally published on Mon July 1, 2013 8:59 am

Taking a break from performing with the Rolling Stones on their "50 and Counting Tour," keyboardist Chuck Leavell stopped by NPR's Washington, D.C. headquarters to talk with Morning Edition's David Greene.

Widely thought of as the "fifth member" of the celebrated band, Leavell told Green about his time with the Stones and his long career in music. He talked about how his career got started at the age of 20 playing with The Allman Brothers Band as well as the highs and lows he's experienced through the years both on and off the stage.

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3:23 pm
Fri June 28, 2013

Correspondent ProFile: 'It is truly awesome to wonder something, then go find out.'

NPR International Correspondent Emily Harris in the West Bank interviewing Palestinian villagers about land and water issues.
Nuha Musleh

Originally published on Sat June 29, 2013 7:30 pm

My name... Emily Harris

Public radio listener since... Not sure. Possibly high school. I remember my first pitch to NPR, which is a funny story I probably shouldn't tell.

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