News About Public Radio

The NPR Podcast Guide: How To Do Everything

Jun 19, 2013

In this edition of the new go-to guide for NPR Podcasts, we're on a mission to help you learn something. Well, not just something, but everything by listening to the appropriately titled podcast, How To Do Everything*, hosted by Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!

Some words I never thought I would utter: This is the last ScuttleButton puzzle that will ever appear on the NPR Web site.

With the cancellation of Talk of the Nation, and of course the weekly Political Junkie segment that goes with it, the long relationship between Political Junkie and NPR is coming to an end.

Thus, this is the last button puzzle, with the final winner (and t-shirt and button prizes) announced on Wednesday, June 26th — the final Junkie segment on TOTN.

On Saturday, Iran elected Hasan Rowhani as its new president in a vote watched by people around the world. NPR's Morning Edition Host Steve Inskeep was reporting from the country last week and joined CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront to discuss what they saw on election day:

Yesterday, Burnett was back in the United States and spoke with Inskeep and the Carnegie Endowment's Karim Sadjadpour about what Rowhani's nomination means:

Matthew Morrison Hearts NPR

Jun 17, 2013

You may know Matthew Morrison as the teacher and choir director Will Schuester, aka. "Mr. Schue," from the Fox television show Glee. Given his singing and dancing on the program, however, it's probably no surprise that his heart lies with Broadway. Morrison has a new album out called Where It All Began, his second of classic Broadway standards. He stopped by NPR West to talk with All Things Considered weekend Host Jacki Lyden about singing experiences over the years.

Think you know NPR? Prove it.

We've got some host trivia and correspondent conundrums for those of you who think you've got what it takes to correctly pronounce Poggioli on first try and identify Sandhoff's news beat in the blink of an eye (or is that a trick question?).

Earlier this spring, NPR joined This American Life to create a set of eight public radio-themed tattoos as a pledge premium for Member Stations. In case you missed the opportunity to get those from your local station, now those tattoos are available in the NPR Shop.

Chrisette Michele Loves NPR

Jun 10, 2013

It's been six years since Grammy Award-winning recording artist Chrisette Michele came out with her hit single "Be Okay," and she's back on the scene with a new record out this week.

Better is her fourth studio album, and the title alone says a lot about the R&B artist's renewed attitude towards her life and music. In an interview with Tell Me More, Michele discusses these changes, overcoming her shyness and her new vegan cookbook, Fat Vegan.

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

Jun 10, 2013

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.

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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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.