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This Is NPR
4:55 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Breaking the Sound Barrier - NPR Labs Brings Radio To Hearing Impaired

Once audio is converted to text, the text can be transmitted to Refreshable Braille Displays which can be read by the deaf-blind.
NPR Labs

Originally published on Thu June 6, 2013 12:32 pm

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This Is NPR
3:48 pm
Mon May 27, 2013

Paul F. Tompkins Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

New York might be the city that never sleeps, but here in Los Angeles, we're a little more laid back, though some of us need a little help getting there. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins came by NPR West for an All Things Considered review an app called Sleep Machine, that helps users fall asleep with relaxing sounds.

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This Is NPR
8:33 am
Sun May 26, 2013

'The Salt' Blog Host ProFile: 'I Got To Share Coffee With The Whole World'

Maggie Starbard NPR

My name is... Maria Godoy

NPR employee since... 2003

Public radio listener since... 1999. I started listening to KQED when I lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, and it was a revelation. I thought: NPR — that's the kind of journalism I want to practice.

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This Is NPR
3:38 pm
Fri May 24, 2013

Photojournalist ProFile: 'You Have To Be In The Middle Of It.'

NPR photographer David Gilkey in Afghanistan's Kunar River Valley as he navigated closed roads on his way back to Kabul (2010).
Courtesy of CNN's Ivan Watson

My name... David Gilkey
NPR employee since... 2007
Public radio listener since... I was a kid and my dad drove me to school.

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This Is NPR
4:06 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Photo Focused: NPR Interactive Documentary Wins Top Multimedia Honors

NPR's Claire O'Neill and Wes Lindamood.
Marie McGrory NPR

Originally published on Tue May 28, 2013 7:57 am

Radio in color? This was said by Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep as he wrapped a radio story on one of the earliest color photographers. That story was part of an interactive documentary that is earning acclaim across the multimedia industry. Radio in color, indeed.

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This Is NPR
4:55 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Christopher Guest Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Christopher Guest, known as a leader in the mockumentary style after his 1984 film This is Spinal Tap, has a new show on HBO. It's called Family Tree, and stars Chris O'Dowd as a man tracking down his family lineage after receiving a mysterious box from an aunt he didn't know existed. Guest came in to talk to Weekend Edition Host Scott Simon about his career, inspiration for the show and working on a funny set.

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This Is NPR
5:04 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

The Curious Listener: You Want To Be 'Asked Another'?

Katie Burk NPR

Originally published on Wed May 22, 2013 12:05 pm

Ask Me Another is one of NPR's exciting new shows, and its audience is growing with each weekly episode. That's why today we're featuring a listener letter that will solve a puzzle many an Ask Me Another fan has ruminated on since the show's inception: How can I be a contestant?

The note is from Katy, a Curious Listener who recently discovered the show, can't get enough of puzzles, word games and trivia, and wants to be a contender on the Ask Me Another stage.

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This Is NPR
4:57 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Leave Your Public Radio Voice at Home: NPR Runners Sprint With Spirit

Megan Johnson NPR

Who says people in public radio can't make some noise? On Wednesday, some members of the NPR staff showed their vocal chops by cheering on fellow teammates at the ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile run for charity held in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia Park.

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This Is NPR
4:43 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Creative Clout, And Counting: Honors For NPR Designers

2013 NPR Calendar
NPR

The NPR Creative Services and Branding team is making headlines again.

In March, the visionary trio of in-house designers – composed of Kathie Miller, Betsy Martin and Katie Burk (and bolstered by NPR Shop dynamo, Barbara Sopato) – was honored by the American Advertising Federation for the fourth consecutive year.

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This Is NPR
5:18 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Work It! NPR Staff Give And Take Advice For Women On The Job

This credo was quick to catch on at the She Works site and around the NPR building too. "Some pearls around HQ from @nprnews #sheworks project," NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) said on Twitter.
Ari Shapiro NPR's She Works

As part of NPR's series The Changing Lives Of Women, our fearless female journalists are answering tough questions about their careers and offering insight into what it means to "have it all." Nina Totenberg, Audie Cornish and others responded in online essays and some took their best mantras to social media as well.

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