News About Public Radio

Coffee Week And A Few NPR Mug Shots

Apr 23, 2013

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.

The Curious Listener: Ringing In The Laughter

Apr 22, 2013

Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi are a dynamic duo with a reputation for irreverent banter served alongside advice on automobiles and other of life's paramount dilemmas.

Each week you can hear the best of the past 25 years of their show on public radio stations and online. But some audience members hope for a different kind of listening experience.

A note to listeners from General Manager Ben Fry:

Michael Juiliano – aka Hot Dog Mike – has returned to Little Rock and will be helping raise money for public radio on Tuesday, April 23, during our spring fund drive.

We hope you will make a donation online or by calling 501-569-8485 or 1-800-952-2528!

As children, we are frequently told to never, ever write on the walls at home or at school. And we dream of an adulthood filled with extra recess, as many cookies as you can eat and Crayola masterpieces adorning every surface.

Unfortunately, these dreams don't usually pan out quite as we had wished (NPR has way less scheduled recess time than I had hoped...), and there are few occasions to scribble with abandon. But as an adult, if you wait for the perfect moment, you might just get a bit more flexibility in the rules.

Free music, air conducting contests, pub-love and original illustrations (of Beethoven nonetheless). Oh, and more free music.

There's a new team of journalists at NPR. You'll see their work online at the Code Switch blog and hear their voices on air, exploring "the overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting." Today, the team launched its first multimedia project, which examines cultural ownership, visits U.S.

When you listen to NPR on your local Member Station, the audio always sounds so pleasant and calm. The programming floats along, bouncing seamlessly from one topic to another, from one program to another, going off without a hitch.

Except when it doesn't.

Over the last 42 years, there have been plenty of glitches, snags, slip-ups and utter meltdowns when it comes to using the technical tools for recording and playing audio. A few employees agreed to tell us about some of these less-than-perfect moments.

An Entire Show, Cut to Bits

Our spring on-air fund drive will be Monday, April 22, until Friday, April 26.

We hope you will make an early pledge to help us meet our goal of $140,000.

Forty percent of our annual operating budget comes from listeners like you!

Phone Volunteers Still Needed

The Friends of KLRE/KUAR Board of Directors invite you to a special fundraising party to celebrate 40 years of public radio in central Arkansas. “Beers to 40 Years” is Thursday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at Boscos Restaurant & Brewing Co. in Little Rock’s River Market District. Reserve your tickets now!

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