News About Public Radio

NPR launches a new NPR.org audio player today that works smoothly across platforms and deepens listeners' connections with member stations.

Whatever your digital screen, the new experience plays NPR programs, stories, podcasts, member station streams, latest newscasts, NPR Music's First Listen albums and live events, and much more. Opportunities to begin listening are now available on more NPR.org pages than ever.

Refreshing Audio Sponsorship

Mar 29, 2016

With each major release of new functionality and improvements throughout NPR.org's responsive redesign project, NPR also launches innovative new digital formats for its corporate sponsorship partners, including Center Stage, Main Stage and Interactive Halo Units.

From Mike Oreskes: Commentators And Politics

Mar 14, 2016

The message below was sent by NPR's Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes to the NPR News staff.

From: Michael Oreskes
Sent: Monday, March 14, 2016
Subject: Commentators and Politics

Colleagues,

Let's Get People Talking

Feb 8, 2016

What happens if NPR and its Member stations asked people all over the country the same question?

This year NPR's political team has worked hard to find new ways to address the campaign--getting past the horse race to the crucial conversations happening across the country.

During the last week of January, NPR piloted a coordinated political conversation with several Member stations to create a national conversation around a topic that's on everyone's mind: voter anxiety.

The Friends of KLRE/KUAR invite you to the "raddest 5k since, like, ever" - the 80's 90's Run in Conway on Saturday, April 23, 2016!

Wear your favorite fashions from either decade and run, walk, or dance through the course while sharing fun memories and listening to great music from the 80's and 90's. This is a non-competitive event and benefits your favorite public radio stations, KUAR 89.1 and Classical 90.5. Kids run for FREE!

NPR 'Jeopardy!' Fans - This One's For You

Jan 27, 2016

Last week, Jeopardy! viewers put their NPR knowledge to the test along with three contestant hopefuls-- Todd Coleman, a professor from River Falls, Wisconsin; Will Anderson, a senior legislative hailing from Atlanta, Georgia; and Maggie Schreiter, fiber artist and a stay-at-home mom from Ewing, New Jersey.

Think you can answer the NPR-infused trivia questions? Give us your best guess:

NPR One, an audio experience that connects you to a stream of public radio news, stories and podcasts curated for you, is now available on Apple's CarPlay. Listen to international, national and local news from your NPR member station in the vehicles that have support for CarPlay as part of the in-dash entertainment system, or with CarPlay-enabled aftermarket systems.

NPR One Redesigned For Windows 10

Jan 11, 2016

In July, Microsoft released the newest version of their Windows operating system – Windows 10. Today, we're excited to announce our entirely redesigned NPR One app, built specifically for this new platform. We'd like to share some of the innovative changes this updated app, and operating system, will bring to your local station and NPR experience.

NPR Music is bringing back its Tiny Desk Contest, asking unknown bands and musicians all over the country to film themselves performing one song at a desk of their choice. KUAR FM 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5 want as many Arkansans as possible to enter the national contest! 

True to its spirit of music discovery, NPR Music is inviting all unsigned artists of all genres to enter. You can enter a video anytime between Jan. 12 and Feb. 2, 2016.

The letter below calling for the release of Jason Rezaian was sent January 8, 2016.

Dear Secretary Kerry:

Journalism is not a crime. Yet Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian has been imprisoned by Iran since July 2014 for doing his job. Iran has never offered any evidence that even makes a pretense of justifying this imprisonment. We know you agree that Iran should release Jason and on behalf of our organizations and journalists around the world, we are writing to urge you to maintain your efforts to forge a path to that release.

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