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8:48 am
Fri March 29, 2013

NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation'

Robin Young.

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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4:48 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Reason #1.35 To Love NPR


Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 1:34 pm

The yearly federal contribution to public broadcasting per American is $1.35.

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Community Cinema
3:07 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Free Advance Screening of ‘The Island President’ in North Little Rock Apr. 2.

Pres. Mohamed “Anni” Nasheed
Credit Chiara Goia

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of "The Island President" as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Apr. 2, at 6:30 p.m.


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11:53 am
Thu March 21, 2013

NPR Now Available On Google Currents

NPR article displayed on the Google Currents Android app.

For all of you Google Currents users out there, you can now experience NPR right from Google Currents aggregator app.

Along with American Public Media, NPR teamed up with Google to develop an improved in-app audio player for their customizable, magazine-style. It allows users to browse, share and listen to stories all at the same time, whether you're online or off.

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5:00 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

NPR In The News: The SXSW Snapshots Edition

@tinydesk Bikes with mics. Bob Boilen, KEXP's Kevin Cole and Robin Hilton at Mellow Johnny's Bike Shop and a live Broadcast #sxsw
Bob Boilen via Instagram

The NPR Music team just returned from SXSW in Austin, TX, hosting packed showcases, interviews and broadcasts from around the city.

Those of us not in the Lone Star State followed along online, through live webcasts and in social media. We kept tabs on our colleagues as they ran around the city documenting the sights and taking in shows. Check out a selection of photos in the slideshow above to see some of the action and find out what others had to say at NPR Music's SXSW offerings below.

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5:47 pm
Tue March 19, 2013

William H. Macy Hearts NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

William H. Macy's resume reflects how versatile he is as an actor. He plays a priest in his latest film, The Sessions. On the Showtime series Shameless, you see Macy as a dysfunctional single father of six kids. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in the distinguished Coen brothers' film Fargo. His acting career began in theater, working with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet.

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4:33 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

ProFile: 'Their Stories Can Help Bridge The Gap Between Veterans And Civilians.'

NPR Veterans Correspondent Quil Lawrence in Afghanistan.
David Gilkey NPR

After years covering the Middle East and reporting on wars and violence in the region, award-winning NPR Corespondent Quil Lawrence turns to the millions of Americans transitioning to life back at home after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here, he shares some insight into what it takes to get by as a journalist in Kabul, Baghdad and Bogota, and through the streets (and weather) of New York too.

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6:33 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Photos From Michele Norris' Interview with "Lean In" Author Sheryl Sandberg

Bruce Guthrie

Originally published on Fri March 15, 2013 9:56 pm

Last night was "the biggest event in Washington," announced a beaming Shelton Zuckerman to the sold-out crowd gathered in Washington, D.C.'s Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, of which Shelton is a co-founder.

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6:07 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Adrian Younge Loves NPR

Melissa Kuypers NPR

Composer and producer Adrian Younge has two new albums, each a collaboration he's hoped to develop for some time. Young combined forces with Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah for Twelve Reasons to Die, an album that plays like a movie score. And out this week is Adrian Younge Presents the Delfonics, which features of the popular '60s soul group's lead singer William Hart.

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4:38 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Host ProFile: 'The Single Most Important Thing I Do Is Listen.'

©2006 NPR, by Jacques Coughlin

Originally published on Thu March 14, 2013 6:08 pm

My name... Michele Norris
NPR employee since... October 2002
Public radio listener since... I grew up as a prisoner of public radio. I've been listening since I was a kid.

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