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6:42 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

KUAR Wins Seven Awards In Arkansas SPJ Contest

KUAR staff members pose with their awards. From left to right, Nathan Vandiver, Karen Tricot-Steward, Michael Hibblen, Chris Hickey (holding Malcolm Glover's award) and Ann Nicholson.
Credit Doug Steward

KUAR won seven awards for its news and arts coverage at the 2013 Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists contest.

During an awards banquet Monday evening, the station learned four were first place winners, two won second place and one was a third place winner.

SPJ is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the U.S. Part of its mission is to encourage high standards and ethical behavior in journalism, while promoting and supporting diversity in the industry.

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This Is NPR
4:39 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Pat Sajak Hearts NPR

Angie Hamilton-Lowe NPR

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 8:03 am

Pat Sajak has been hosting Wheel of Fortune for 30 years, the entire time it's been in syndication. Sajak says he was "fortunate enough to wander onto the set" after the show's creator, Merv Griffin, called him up to explain that the original host Chuck Woolery was leaving and the job was Sajak's if he wanted it.

In an interview for Weekend Edition Sunday, Sajak told Host Rachel Martin about his three decades hosting "Wheel," as its fans call it, and how he wound up at the helm of one of TV's longest-running game shows.

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This Is NPR
8:32 am
Mon May 13, 2013

South America Correspondent ProFile: 'I Wanted To Be Exactly This When I Grew Up.'

NPR South America Correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro after receiving her Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012.
Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian, courtesy of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 8:52 am

You've heard her reporting from Jerusalem or Libya, and perhaps you remember her news updates from Baghdad or Mexico City before that. Now NPR International Correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is on the move again, this time unpacking her mic in São Paulo, Brazil.

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This Is NPR
1:58 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Carl Kasell Named 'North Carolinian Of The Year'

Carl Kasell.
Anthony Naglemann

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This Is NPR
5:02 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Tina Gordon Chism Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Tina Gordon Chism started off as an intern in the writers room of The Cosby Show. Then she wrote two movies: Drumline and ATL. And tomorrow her directorial debut Peeples opens in theaters, so she came in to talk with Tell Me More Host Michel Martin about the film's real-life familiar premise: meeting your significant other's family for the first time.

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This Is NPR
5:35 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Burt Bacharach Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

First off, a warning: If you're like us, you'll find yourself singing Burt Bacharach tunes for the rest of the day after you listen to his interview with Weekend Edition Saturday. But it's pretty hard to be in a bad mood while singing about raindrops falling on your head, so listen away.

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This Is NPR
10:16 am
Wed May 8, 2013

See A New NPR Homepage On Your Smartphone

NPR

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 9:30 am

The next time you browse the web on your phone, be sure to visit the NPR homepage. We've got a new experience there for smartphone users, and NPR Digital is launching it today.

On your phone, just point your browser to NPR.org. We have optimized the new homepage for web browsers on iOS and Android phones. Highlights of the new page include:

Infinite headlines: The new mobile homepage features the moment's top news, arts and music stories, followed by an unlimited list of links to all of NPR's recent best.

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This Is NPR
4:20 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Paparazzi Descend On Wait Wait... Cinecast!

An action shot from the cinecast.
Ryan Muir NPR

Originally published on Mon May 13, 2013 8:33 am

On May 2, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! beamed our beloved news-quiz show live into movie theaters across the country, from Seattle to Miami.

Fans gathered to experience Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! like never before. Just like the radio version, this big-screen debut created a communal experience that was big fun.

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

Natalie Maines Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Natalie Maines launched her music career with the Dixie Chicks; her powerful vocals leading the all-female trio in their rise to fame. The group took some time off after they faced backlash from the country music community following their expression of disapproval for President George W. Bush. Now, Maines is back with a solo album called Mother, and she came to NPR to talk about it with All Things Considered Host Melissa Block.

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This Is NPR
10:08 am
Wed May 1, 2013

Host ProFile: 'I Love Figuring Stuff Out And Explaining It To People'

Lam Vo NPR

Originally published on Wed May 8, 2013 8:04 am

As co-host of Planet Money, Alex Blumberg is making a t-shirt (well, about one thousand of them) – and bringing listeners on the complicated global odyssey behind the production of the basic cotton tee.

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