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4:57 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Leave Your Public Radio Voice at Home: NPR Runners Sprint With Spirit

Megan Johnson NPR

Who says people in public radio can't make some noise? On Wednesday, some members of the NPR staff showed their vocal chops by cheering on fellow teammates at the ACLI Capital Challenge, a three-mile run for charity held in Washington, D.C.'s Anacostia Park.

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4:43 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Creative Clout, And Counting: Honors For NPR Designers

2013 NPR Calendar
NPR

The NPR Creative Services and Branding team is making headlines again.

In March, the visionary trio of in-house designers – composed of Kathie Miller, Betsy Martin and Katie Burk (and bolstered by NPR Shop dynamo, Barbara Sopato) – was honored by the American Advertising Federation for the fourth consecutive year.

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This Is NPR
5:18 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Work It! NPR Staff Give And Take Advice For Women On The Job

This credo was quick to catch on at the She Works site and around the NPR building too. "Some pearls around HQ from @nprnews #sheworks project," NPR White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) said on Twitter.
Ari Shapiro NPR's She Works

As part of NPR's series The Changing Lives Of Women, our fearless female journalists are answering tough questions about their careers and offering insight into what it means to "have it all." Nina Totenberg, Audie Cornish and others responded in online essays and some took their best mantras to social media as well.

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News About Public Radio
6:42 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

KUAR Wins Seven Awards In Arkansas SPJ Contest

KUAR staff members pose with their awards. From left to right, Nathan Vandiver, Karen Tricot-Steward, Michael Hibblen, Chris Hickey (holding Malcolm Glover's award) and Ann Nicholson.
Credit Doug Steward

KUAR won seven awards for its news and arts coverage at the 2013 Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists contest.

During an awards banquet Monday evening, the station learned four were first place winners, two won second place and one was a third place winner.

SPJ is one of the oldest organizations representing journalists in the U.S. Part of its mission is to encourage high standards and ethical behavior in journalism, while promoting and supporting diversity in the industry.

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This Is NPR
4:39 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Pat Sajak Hearts NPR

Angie Hamilton-Lowe NPR

Originally published on Thu May 16, 2013 8:03 am

Pat Sajak has been hosting Wheel of Fortune for 30 years, the entire time it's been in syndication. Sajak says he was "fortunate enough to wander onto the set" after the show's creator, Merv Griffin, called him up to explain that the original host Chuck Woolery was leaving and the job was Sajak's if he wanted it.

In an interview for Weekend Edition Sunday, Sajak told Host Rachel Martin about his three decades hosting "Wheel," as its fans call it, and how he wound up at the helm of one of TV's longest-running game shows.

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This Is NPR
8:32 am
Mon May 13, 2013

South America Correspondent ProFile: 'I Wanted To Be Exactly This When I Grew Up.'

NPR South America Correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro after receiving her Edward R. Murrow Award in 2012.
Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian, courtesy of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Originally published on Thu August 22, 2013 8:52 am

You've heard her reporting from Jerusalem or Libya, and perhaps you remember her news updates from Baghdad or Mexico City before that. Now NPR International Correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro is on the move again, this time unpacking her mic in São Paulo, Brazil.

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1:58 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Carl Kasell Named 'North Carolinian Of The Year'

Carl Kasell.
Anthony Naglemann

The North Carolina Press Association (NCPA) recently honored Carl Kasell as the 2013 North Carolinian of the Year recognizing his years of journalism in the Tar Heel State and throughout the country.

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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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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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10:16 am
Wed May 8, 2013

See A New NPR Homepage On Your Smartphone

NPR

Originally published on Wed October 29, 2014 7:46 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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