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This Is NPR
12:55 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The Curious Listener: Perception is Reality... Or Is It?

Katie Burk NPR

We all know that sometimes when you're listening to someone else, you can interpret their words to mean something other than what was intended. This happens all the time in our daily lives, and, sometimes, when we're listening to the news too.

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This Is NPR
7:33 am
Sun June 9, 2013

'Now Go And Change The World': Advice From NPR Journalists To The Class Of 2013

Dan Charles delivers the commencement address at Goshen College.
Brian Yoder Schlabach Goshen College

It's that time of year when graduating seniors don their caps and gowns and say so long to memories of the past four (or so) years. Now that those late nights studying for final exams are behind them, some well-rested graduating classes across the country got to hear parting words of wisdom from a few NPR journalists.

You know your favorite voices at NPR have book smarts, but read on to hear their advice about life beyond the mic.

'Blind Old Lady Justice'

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Not Necessarily Nashville
8:09 pm
Sat June 8, 2013

Amy Garland Plays New Songs Live On Not Necessarily Nashville

Flap Jones, Nick Devlin and Amy Garland in the KUAR studio during Not Necessarily Nashville, Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Credit Michael Hibblen/ KUAR

In advance of a CD release party later that evening, Amy Garland joined Flap Jones live on Not Necessarily Nashville to play a few songs and talk about her music.  Also joining Amy at KUAR to play guitar was Nick Devlin .

The new CD Hang A Light came out this month, and its release was marked with a performance at the Whitewater Tavern in Little Rock.

You can listen to excerpts of that week's program above.

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This Is NPR
1:48 pm
Sat June 8, 2013

Joss Whedon Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Fans of writer/producer/director Joss Whedon don't just kinda like him. They REALLY LOVE him. He's responsible for shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, and movies like Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers, as well as the un-categorize-able Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. This weekend he has a modern, black and white movie adaptation of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in theaters. Whedon came in to talk to Morning Edition Host Renee Montagne about shooting the film in two weeks, entirely at his house.

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This Is NPR
3:33 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Hey, New Yorkers: See 'Ask Me Another' Live In Central Park At SummerStage

The Ask Me Another crew at The Bell House, their home-base venue in Gowanus, Brooklyn. (l to r) Josh Rogosin, Jonathan Coulton, Ophira Eisenberg, Jesse Baker, Eric Nuzum, John Asante, John Chaneski, Eleanor Kagan and Art Chung.
Steve McFarland for NPR

Originally published on Fri June 14, 2013 8:29 am

There are any number of ways to mark the beginning of a New York City summer, but NPR is putting our chips on one special day in June when Ask Me Another kicks off SummerStage 2013 in Manhattan.

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This Is NPR
5:04 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Chef Roblé Ali Hearts NPR

Brian McCabe NPR

Celebrity chef and Bravo reality TV star Roblé Ali stopped by the NPR New York bureau to talk to Tell Me More guest host Celeste Headlee about his cooking, catering and staying skinny.

The 29-year-old New Yorker got his start in a professional kitchen at age 15. Now, he's at the top, running his own catering business called Chef Roblé & Co., and cooking for President Obama, Vanessa Williams and Michael Jackson, just to name a few.

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This Is NPR
5:09 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke Heart NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Before Midnight is the third movie about Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), and takes place 23 years after the first one (Before Sunrise) and 15 years after the second (Before Sunset). All three films were written and directed by Richard Linklater. For Before Midnight and Before Sunset, Delpy and Hawke joined Linklater as co-writers. All three came in to NPR West to talk with Fresh Air Host Terry Gross about the popular trilogy.

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This Is NPR
1:03 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

NPR Music Takes OK Go For A Ride

OK Go lead singer Damian Kulash belts lyrics from the band's song "All Is Not Lost" on the flat bed of a moving truck.
Marie McGrory NPR

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 4:36 pm

When life gives you moving crates, make wall art. Or a carpet-friendly bobsled. Or, even better, an epic music video.

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This Is NPR
7:18 am
Sun June 2, 2013

Clairy Browne Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

The Australian group Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes has a new album out in the United States called Baby Caught the Bus. While their sound has been pegged as everything from gospel to doo-wop, the group really defies the confines of a musical category.

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This Is NPR
5:33 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

The NPR Podcast Guide: Pop Culture Happy Hour

Claire Mueller NPR

Originally published on Mon June 10, 2013 10:22 am

At This is NPR, we take seriously the charge to help you discover your next favorite thing from NPR. This summer, we're navigating the world of NPR Podcasts. With 111 podcasts produced by NPR, this will be a big task. But anything for you, dear reader, so let us be your guide.

This series will be an introduction to our podcast offerings: what you can expect, why you will enjoy and recent must-hear episodes. With any luck you'll find a few NPR additions to your playlist.

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