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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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This Is NPR
5:29 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Sophia Bush Hearts NPR

Beth Donovan NPR

Originally published on Wed May 1, 2013 9:13 am

Actress Sophia Bush hung out with NPR at the "table for kids with peanut allergies" this past weekend, as our guest for the White House Correspondents' Dinner. (Clearly she doesn't carry the same attitudes as her popular, captain-of-the-cheerleading-squad character on One Tree Hill).

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News About Public Radio
8:38 pm
Sat April 27, 2013

KUAR Wins Five AP Broadcast Awards

KUAR's five awards presented Saturday at AP luncheon in Little Rock.
Credit Nathan Vandiver/ KUAR

KUAR is proud to have won five awards at the Arkansas Associated Press Broadcasters Association's 2012 contest.  The awards for radio and TV stations were presented Saturday in Little Rock.

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This Is NPR
4:47 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

NPR In The News: The Planet Bitcoin Edition

NPR's Adam Davidson on The Colbert Report.
Screenshot/The Colbert Report

NPR's Planet Money co-host Adam Davidson appeared on The Colbert Report last week to explain Bitcoin and what people do with this digital currency. To wrap up the segment, Host Stephen Colbert added some context to the issue:

"[Does NPR] take bitcoin in exchange for, like, tote bags?... If Bitcoin gets there, we know Bitcoin's made it." Watch more from their conversation here:

This Is NPR
4:46 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

A Peek Into Our New Home

Stephen Voss NPR

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

Earlier this month, NPR's DC-based staffers shut down our computers on a Friday afternoon and walked out of our home of 19 years for the last time.

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