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This Is NPR
5:03 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

NPR In The News: Boston Bombings Coverage

NPR's Dina Temple-Raston on PBS NewsHour.
Screenshot/PBS NewsHour

Originally published on Thu April 25, 2013 11:56 am

During the steady stream of breaking news last week, NPR News staff were mid-move to our new headquarters. Divided between two buildings, the news desks and shows reported hours of live coverage without missing a beat. Their work helped inform people across the country not only on air but on television screens as well.

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Community Cinema
7:50 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Free Advance Screening of "The Revolutionary Optimists" in North Little Rock May 7

Child activists working with Amlan, marching through the streets of Calcutta using megaphones to spread health messages

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of "The Revolutionary Optimists" as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30 p.m.


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This Is NPR
4:54 pm
Tue April 23, 2013

Coffee Week And A Few NPR Mug Shots

Mug Shot: This relic from an NPR staff event is just one of the fun cups found around our Washington, D.C., headquarters.
Melissa Hmelnicky NPR

Originally published on Mon November 25, 2013 7:48 am

The NPR Science desk and Morning Edition have teamed up for a series about one of the world's most celebrated and powerful beans (or berries to be more accurate). All this week (April 22-26) during Morning Edition you can hear the Coffee Week series with stories behind the coffee in your cup — from the farms of Guatemala to the corner café.

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This Is NPR
4:31 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

The Curious Listener: Ringing In The Laughter

Katie Burk NPR

Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi are a dynamic duo with a reputation for irreverent banter served alongside advice on automobiles and other of life's paramount dilemmas.

Each week you can hear the best of the past 25 years of their show on public radio stations and online. But some audience members hope for a different kind of listening experience.

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Talking About Public Radio
2:35 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

What Do We Do When We Lose "Talk of the Nation"?

Neal Conan of Talk of the Nation

A note to listeners from General Manager Ben Fry:

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It's Our Spring Fund Drive!
8:21 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

Why Does Hot Dog Mike Love Public Radio?

Mike Juliano

Michael Juiliano – aka Hot Dog Mike – has returned to Little Rock and will be helping raise money for public radio on Tuesday, April 23, during our spring fund drive.

We hope you will make a donation online or by calling 501-569-8485 or 1-800-952-2528!

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This Is NPR
5:33 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

A Creative Goodbye To NPR's Old Headquarters

Marie McGrory NPR

Originally published on Wed April 24, 2013 2:27 pm

As children, we are frequently told to never, ever write on the walls at home or at school. And we dream of an adulthood filled with extra recess, as many cookies as you can eat and Crayola masterpieces adorning every surface.

Unfortunately, these dreams don't usually pan out quite as we had wished (NPR has way less scheduled recess time than I had hoped...), and there are few occasions to scribble with abandon. But as an adult, if you wait for the perfect moment, you might just get a bit more flexibility in the rules.

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This Is NPR
4:55 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Public Displays Of Affection: Artists & Fans Celebrate Local Music Stations

Maxine Frost Classical KING FM

Free music, air conducting contests, pub-love and original illustrations (of Beethoven nonetheless). Oh, and more free music.

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This Is NPR
5:48 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Blogger ProFile: 'Man Improbably Lands Dream Job, Spends Entire Salary on Ice Cream'

NPR's Code Switch blog host, Gene Demby.
Kainaz Amaria NPR

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 7:35 am

There's a new team of journalists at NPR. You'll see their work online at the Code Switch blog and hear their voices on air, exploring "the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting." Today, the team launched its first multimedia project, which examines cultural ownership, visits U.S.

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This Is NPR
4:11 pm
Thu April 18, 2013

Forty Years Of Oops: A Look Back At Some Of NPR's Greatest Goofs

Reel-to-reel NPR audio tapes from the mid-1990s.

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 1:41 pm

When you listen to NPR on your local Member Station, the audio always sounds so pleasant and calm. The programming floats along, bouncing seamlessly from one topic to another, from one program to another, going off without a hitch.

Except when it doesn't.

Over the last 42 years, there have been plenty of glitches, snags, slip-ups and utter meltdowns when it comes to using the technical tools for recording and playing audio. A few employees agreed to tell us about some of these less-than-perfect moments.

An Entire Show, Cut to Bits

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