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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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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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