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This Is NPR
4:53 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Curious Listener: The Spoil(er Alert)s of War

Katie Burk NPR

For a news organization, the question of when spoiler alerts may be appropriate can be a nuanced one. It's certainly not unreasonable for listeners to hope that NPR might avoid revealing key plot points or endings when reviewing books and movies. But what if those books or movies are based on real life events? And what if those events have already been reported in the news?

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This Is NPR
10:56 am
Fri November 22, 2013

NPR On Google Play's New Newsstand

NPR audio now in Google Newsstand.
screen shot

This week Google introduced Google Play Newsstand, an app for Android phones and tablets that brings a number of news sources together in one place. We are pleased to be one of the first audio partners with Google Play Newsstand, where you're able to read NPR stories, listen and engage, on and offline.

So, just what is Newsstand? It combines the elements of two of Google's existing apps - Currents and Magazines - and brings news sites, blogs, newspapers and magazines together in one place.

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National Day of Listening
5:17 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

National Day Of Listening 2013

Credit StoryCorps

Friday, November 29 is the 6th National Day of Listening.

If StoryCorps' 10th Anniversary Special inspires you, check out these online resources to help you interview a friend or loved-one.

The National Day of Listening began in 2008. StoryCorps says it's a day to sit down with those around you and start a conversation.

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Thanksgiving Special Programming
5:17 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Rising Seas With Host Alex Chadwick, From BURN: An Energy Journal

Neal Conan in Greenland
Photo by Gretel Ehrlich

While all coastal cities face real trouble, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says Miami is the most vulnerable in its assessment of threats to 50 major cities worldwide. Parts of Miami will be permanently flooded in as few as 15 years.

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Thanksgiving Programming
5:16 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

Ties That Bind: A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special

Danny and Annie Perasa remember their first date.
Courtesy of StoryCorps

KUAR will air Ties That Bind: A StoryCorps 10th Anniversary Special this Thanksgiving Day, November 28 at 2 p.m in place of the second hour of Here and Now and again at 9 p.m. after Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour.

Ties That Bind takes a look at StoryCorps' past 10 years with its creator Dave Isay, NPR's Scott Simon and some of the program's most memorable participants just in time for the National Day of Listening.

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This Is NPR
9:07 am
Wed November 20, 2013

A Story About Public Media Storytelling:'s New About Page

Stephen Voss NPR

Originally published on Wed November 20, 2013 2:44 pm

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This Is NPR
4:52 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Curious Listener: I'd Like An Order Of News, Hold The Books And Music Please

Katie Burk NPR

In a time of on-demand and specialized media outlets, it has become increasingly easy to seek out only the exact sort of information we may be looking for at any given moment. We hear phrases like "niche journalism" and see news or entertainment websites designed to appeal to very specific topics.

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This Is NPR
4:06 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

NPR Listeners Love Food

Claire Mueller NPR

We had a hunch that NPR listeners love food, but now we have the numbers to prove it. No matter what's on your plate, fancy or just for fun, we raise a toast to your diverse and ever-curious palates. And of course, we hope your daily serving of NPR keeps you stuffed, but always hungry for more.

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This Is NPR
4:15 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Turn Your Car Into The Public Radio Programs You Love

Paula Poundstone and her dream car.
courtesy of Car Talk

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 12:58 am

Paula Poundstone and Peter Sagal are in the towing business.

Well, sort of.

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! Host Peter Sagal and Panelist Paula Poundstone, along with Car Talk's Tom and Ray Magliozzi, and other NPR folks, have joined forces with Car Talk's Vehicle Donation Program, to tow listeners' cars in support of the programs they love.

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This Is NPR
3:31 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

As Good As Gold: NPR Headquarters Earns LEED Gold Certification

Justin Winn NPR

We're wearing gold to celebrate NPR Headquarters earning an official LEED Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

NPR is proud to join the more than 900 other LEED certified buildings in Washington, D.C. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a world-wide certification program for buildings and communities seeking to be environmentally friendly. Our building was planned, constructed and currently operates in ways designed to lessen its impact on the environment.

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