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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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This Is NPR
5:43 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Come Visit The NPR DC Headquarters; Daily Tours Begin In June

Stephen Voss NPR

Originally published on Tue June 11, 2013 6:39 pm

Just in time for your summer vacation, NPR is opening its doors to the public for daily tours of our new Washington, D.C. headquarters. Each weekday at 11 a.m., a one-hour, free guided tour will take you through the NPR Newsroom and studios, and tell you about our history, mission and give you a glimpse of daily life here.

Earlier this year, the NPR headquarters moved a few blocks to the Washington, D.C., neighborhood of NoMa (or north of Massachusetts Ave). We've now settled in and are ready for visitors. Public tours will start on Monday, June 3.

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This Is NPR
12:46 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Oh Yeah (Yeah Yeahs)! New Apple iPhone 5 Ad Features NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

Screenshot from Apple's "Photos Every Day" iPhone 5 ad picturing a scene from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs performing at NPR Music's SXSW 2013 Stubbs Showcase.
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Community Cinema
9:48 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Free Advance Screening of "Love Free or Die" in North Little Rock June 4

Bishop Gene Robinson addresses a congregation.

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of "Love Free or Die" as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, June 4, at 6:30 p.m.


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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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