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Faces Of NPR: Hugo Rojo

Oct 24, 2016

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week, we are featuring Hugo Rojo.

The Basics:

Name: Hugo Rojo

Twitter Handle: @hugorojo

Job Title: Junior Publicist

Where You're From: El Paso, Texas

There have been some bumps in the road, but it should all be worth it.

In collaboration with NPR, many member station – like KUAR 89.1 and KLRE Classical 90.5 – have shifted to a station audio streaming service called Triton Digital. The advantages include improved audio service and functionality once we get past some initial hiccups.


We've had to make some updates to our web streams that may cause issues for listeners whose browsers or smartphone apps have saved previous versions of our streams.


Jarl Mohn
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

The head of NPR is on a road trip across America, which Wednesday brought him through Arkansas where he stopped for lunch with the staff of UALR Public Radio.

It’s a three week trip for network CEO Jarl Mohn and his wife. He spoke with KUAR’s Michael Hibblen about his background, the future of public radio, and the impact the presidential election is having on NPR. You can hear the full discussion above.

MICHAEL HIBBLEN: Tell me about this road trip. What are you doing?

The NPR Story Lab started in June 2015, as an internal incubator for new ideas and experiments in the newsroom. Now we are expanding its scope, giving the NPR Story Lab additional infrastructure and resources. The aim is to strengthen our ability to support innovation across all of NPR's programming, increase collaboration with Member stations, and connect with great producers and talent outside of public media. It is an idea hub where we will generate new segments for the news programs, create pilots for radio shows, launch new podcasts, and introduce new voices to the network.

NPR Oye: Meet Some of the Latinos Behind NPR

Oct 18, 2016

NPR journalists are experts at telling other people's stories. But they also have some compelling ones of their own.

Here, some of NPR's Latino staff members share their family's stories of perseverance, sacrifice, and hard work to achieve the American Dream. They are defined by universal values of pride, hope, and an endless determination to help shape the new American landscape. And they are from across generations, departments, and experience at NPR.

NPR is once again turning the lobby of our Washington, DC, headquarters into a one-day holiday bazaar. Now in its fourth year, All Crafts Considered brings together dozens of artisans, makers and sellers of unique and handmade products— from right around the corner in DC and as far as New York and New England —for a festive afternoon of retail therapy and holiday cheer.

Swing by our building in NoMa on Tuesday, November 15, between 3 and 8 p.m. ET for some holiday cheer and local goods.

David Sedaris will appear at Robinson Performance Hall in Little Rock for one night only: Friday, April 21, at 8 p.m.  

Betse & Clark the Creek Rocks
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Betse & Clarke, a fiddle and banjo duo from Kansas City, Missouri, performed with Springfield, Missouri group the Creek Rocks live on KUAR's Not Necessarily Nashville Saturday evening before a show later that night in Little Rock. You can hear segments of the broadcast above.

Does the smell of a new book make you happy? Grab your favorite public radio tote bag and join NPR journalists, voices and staffers at the 16th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Our hosts, journalists and even our Vice President of News will lead book chats with writers in a wide range of genres.

Find details about these events in the schedule below.

NPR at the National Book Festival

Category: Fiction

NPR Retires The Planet Money iPhone App

Sep 20, 2016

In 2012 we launched the Planet Money app, a standalone product aimed at bringing the many passionate Planet Money listeners a more intimate experience with our content. Today we're announcing that we are ending support for the app, while both new and old episodes will stop appearing in the app in October.