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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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This Is NPR
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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This Is NPR
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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This Is NPR
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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This Is NPR
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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This Is NPR
4:28 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Reason #49 to Love NPR


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

NPR's audience is larger than the combined circulation of the top 49 U.S. newspapers.

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News About Public Radio
7:41 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

NPR Generation Listen: Join The Tribe

Betsy Martin NPR

Originally published on Thu March 7, 2013 5:12 pm

Were you a backseat baby? Were you strapped into your car seat and forced to listen to NPR in the 80's and 90's? If so, high fives to your smart parents.

If you weren't force-fed, how did you discover us? We want to know. It's high time we got to know you in an intentional and meaningful way.

Join us on a new on-ramp to NPR that is quietly gaining speed: Generation Listen.

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News About Public Radio
11:23 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!' On The Silver Screen, Coming May 2013


Originally published on Wed April 3, 2013 3:37 pm

Watch the week's news get the treatment it deserves when the NPR news quiz show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! brings its star power to big screens near you. It's Carl Kasell reading limericks, celebrity guests answering oddball questions, faces made for radio, and an unapologetic focus on heckling the headlines and fawning over the week's infamous foibles.

Need we say more?

News About Public Radio
4:02 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Free Advance Screening of ‘Wonder Women!’ in North Little Rock Mar. 5

UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m.


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News About Public Radio
1:56 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Thanks For Supporting the Equipment Fund!

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to the 40th Anniversary Equipment Fund!

We have raised more than $18,000 so far! If you have not made a donation, please consider doing so by using our online donation form and checking off that you would like your donation to go to the 40th Anniversary Equipment Fund.

Or, you can make a donation by calling 501-569-8485 or 1-800-952-2528.

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