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Arkansas Literary Festival
10:29 am
Mon April 8, 2013

Public Radio Invites You To The 2013 Arkansas Literary Festival

10th Annual Arkansas Literary Festival

KUAR FM89 and KLRE Classical 90.5 invite you to join the stations of UALR Public Radio for the 10th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, Arkansas's premier gathering of readers and writers. The festival features more than 80 authors from Arkansas and around the world.

The Arkansas Literary Festival has expanded to more than 80 authors in locations on both sides of the river from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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This Is NPR
5:32 pm
Fri April 5, 2013

The Curious Listener: Debating Guns On Air, At Home & On The Range

Katie Burk NPR

NPR listener Paul Gwaltney contacted All Things Considered earlier this year with a challenge - go to a shooting range. He'd heard an interview with National Rifle Association President David Keene on our air, and thought the trip might allow a better understanding of the culture there.

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This Is NPR
4:43 pm
Thu April 4, 2013

Brews and Tattoos: How Public Radio Stations Get Creative With Pledge Drive Premiums

WUNC 70's Beer: North Carolina Public Radio brewed their thanks in the late 70's with WUNC brew. It was brewed by a former program director, guaranteed to be "fun-raising" and labeled at 91.5% pure (the station frequency).
Keith Weston WUNC

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 7:41 am

Ok, so pledge drive season might not be your most favorite time of the year. But if you are like many of us, it's the thank you gift that really gets you opening your wallet (oh, and all that great programming).

From donations befitting local organizations, to tiny underpants (not that kind), NPR Member Stations are coming up with distinctive and regionally-inspired ways to thank the listeners and fans who support them. Check out the slideshow below to see the pledge gifts, and in some cases gaffs, public radio stations use to share their appreciation.

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This Is NPR
4:52 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' Makes A Trailer

NPR

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

All that's missing is Carl Kasell saying "In a world..."

Host Peter Sagal and the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! team set out to make a trailer for their national cinema event on May 2. Things went about as well as you'd expect.

Tickets for local theaters and showtimes are available here.

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Special Event
1:27 pm
Wed April 3, 2013

"Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!" Brings Laughs to the Big Screen

Watch the week’s news get the treatment it deserves in the comfort of your neighborhood theater, when the NPR news quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! brings its star power to the big screen for a special LIVE performance in select cinemas nationwide.

Host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell will lead the cinecast, broadcast live from the New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Local showings & public radio host

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News About Public Radio
3:46 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

Elite Runner Leah Thorvilson to be Featured Storyteller at Tales From the South

Leah Thorvilson, who has won the Little Rock Marathon several times in the last few years, will be the featured storyteller at Tales From the South on April 2.

Elite runner Leah Thorvilson will be the featured storyteller for a very special "Tales from the South: Tin Roof Project" on Tuesday, April 2.

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This Is NPR
6:03 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Happy Birthday, Carl Kasell

Katie Burk NPR

Perhaps you've heard on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! that Carl Kasell, the show's official judge and scorekeeper, has a few magic tricks up his sleeves.

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News About Public Radio
5:26 pm
Fri March 29, 2013

Michael C. Hall Hearts NPR

Angie Hamilton-Lowe NPR

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 4:52 pm

For an actor whose latest television roles are all about death - a funeral director on Six Feet Under and a vigilante serial killer on Dexter - Michael C. Hall is an awfully fun partner in crime. At least when you're doing a photo shoot with him anyway.

He came by NPR West five years ago when Dexter first aired, and was interviewed on Talk of the Nation. Seven seasons later, he was here to talk with the CBC about the same show.

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News About Public Radio
9:03 am
Fri March 29, 2013

The New York Times: NPR To End ‘Talk Of The Nation’

Neal Conan of NPR's Talk of the Nation

NPR is ending the 21-year-old call-in radio show “Talk of the Nation” and encouraging local stations to replace it with an expanded version of “Here and Now,” an afternoon newscast that is produced in Boston.

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News About Public Radio
8:48 am
Fri March 29, 2013

NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation'

Robin Young.
WBUR

Originally published on Fri March 29, 2013 1:26 pm

  • On 'Morning Edition': David Folkenflik and Renee Montagne discuss the cancellation of 'Talk of the Nation'

NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show Talk of the Nation.

It will be replaced by Here and Now, a show produced in partnership with member station WBUR in Boston. Reported stories will be part of the show's format.

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