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When Did Wishing Israel a Happy Birthday Become So Controversial?

Rabbi Jason Miller | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Jason Miller

On Thursday, the modern State of Israel turns 68 years old. To mark this milestone, Lisa Lis, a local friend of mine, chose to wish Israel a happy birthday when it's her day to sponsor a day's broadcast on the Michigan Public Radio Network.

Participate in My Radio show and Podcast!

Rick Steves | Posted 12.17.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Our weekly public radio program, "Travel with Rick Steves," is aired on more than 300 stations around the USA and is available to anyone as a podcast....

Garrison Keillor Says He Is Stepping Down As Host Of 'A Prairie Home Companion'

Associated Press | Kelly Chen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Media

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of the popular "A Prairie Home Companion" radio show, says he means it this time:...

Storytelling vs Journalism: From The Jinx to This American Life

Miguel Macias | Posted 05.31.2015 | Media
Miguel Macias

Storytelling has a number of objectives, and ethical considerations are not necessarily compatible with these priorities. When we hear a story we want it to be engaging, we want to relate to interesting characters.

Podcasts Are Basically The New TV, So Get Ready To Binge Listen

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 11.21.2014 | Entertainment

Remember podcasts? Made popular with a lot of help from the first iPod, they allowed us all the novelty of listening to a radio show without fear of g...

Media Money and Power in a Post-Post-Racial Age

Farai Chideya | Posted 10.01.2014 | Media
Farai Chideya

I personally would like to see a truly integrated media, with diversity threaded throughout big and small companies, legacy news organizations and startups. Media entrepreneurs need to understand why integrated media is not "feel-good" but essential in an America rapidly becoming majority-Latino and non-white.

GOP Senator Who Voted To Defund NPR: I'm 'An NPR Listener'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics

Despite voting against providing federal funding for National Public Radio while serving in the House of Representatives, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) ad...

Texts, Tights and Real Live Radio

Beth-Ann Kozlovich | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Beth-Ann Kozlovich

Life looks different at 4 a.m. That's not just a philosophical statement. Nor is it a comment on the half-hour of introspection before getting the new...

PHOTOS: Check Out Public Radio's Wacky Tattoos

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 06.05.2013 | Media

The folks who bring you Public Radio have taken its fundraising efforts to a new level. Stations including NPR, WBEZ, WHYY and WNYC partnered on c...

Beyond the Tea Party: How the IRS Is Killing Nonprofit Media

Dan Kennedy | Posted 07.16.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Over the past few years the IRS has virtually stopped approving 501(c)(3) status for nonprofit news organizations. Even when applications for 501(c)(3) status aren't rejected outright, they are stacking up, unacted upon, for months and even years.

Leading Voice for Public Media Retires From Channel 12

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.25.2013 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Could public funding save journalism? Wick Rowland, who is stepping down in March as President of Colorado Public Television, says a reasonable model to support thoughtful journalism is to provide more public funds for it.

Social Media Voices, Sounds and Human Trust

Jeremy Harris Lipschultz | Posted 12.10.2012 | Media
Jeremy Harris Lipschultz

As we look to advance social media, I'd like to see us pay more attention to the important role of voices and sounds. There are tremendous opportunities to build engagement through authentic voices that express the wonder of what it means to be human.

Patt in the Hat: Not Coming Back??

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 12.31.2012 | Media
Carol Muske-Dukes

We, the listeners, do not need more global "crawl" or "personality" programming -- we need what Patt has under her hat -- and, until recently, shared on the air-waves. That famous hat is now sitting in the ring. Who will pick it up?

Amy Goodman: Multi-Tasking From KSER to Spokane

Hayden Bixby | Posted 12.29.2012 | Media
Hayden Bixby

Amy Goodman spoke clearly and engagingly about topics ranging from radio to revolution, from drone wars to the death penalty. Her voice, so familiar to most of us in the audience, might have been coming from a Democracy Now! broadcast.

Leaving New York and Finding Myself

Lev Raphael | Posted 11.25.2012 | Books
Lev Raphael

But it's not just the scenery that changed my life, because in Michigan I acquired the perspective to come into my own as a writer.

Social Security a Criminal Enterprise? Anyone Disagree?

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.21.2012 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Why do righty talk-radio hosts love to sit there in silent acquiescence as their guests say that Social Security is nothing but a disaster?

Major Shake-Up At PRI

PRI.ORG | Posted 09.25.2012 | Media

With funding tight and a desire to innovate in digital, Public Radio International has agreed to be acquired by WGBH, in an effort to have greater sca...

Comedy Podcast Round-Up, July 7 Edition

Ross Luippold | Posted 07.07.2012 | Comedy
Ross Luippold

Just as FM radio and Billboard charts are quickly losing their relevance in the face of personally curated playlists, comedy podcasts, with their homegrown production values, are posing a threat to traditional entertainment programming like never before.

NPR Looks To Reach A Younger Audience

nytimes.com | ELIZABETH JENSEN | Posted 08.19.2012 | Media

"Ask Me Another," which began broadcasts on some NPR stations in May (but not in New York), is part of a new land rush for precious public-radio weeke...

WATCH: Andy Richter & Reggie Watts Make Up Fake New TV Shows

Posted 04.17.2012 | Comedy

Well, this one is simply a delight. Last week, Andy Richter and Reggie Watts used their improvisational gifts to great effect on Minnesota Public Radi...

The Last Oasis of Free and Independent Music

Nellie McKay | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Nellie McKay

"The culture wars are over and culture lost." So said Bill Maher not long ago. There are times when I think that's just about right. But then I turn on the radio and realize that there are indeed places where culture is alive and kicking.

The Power of a ' Community Voice' Movement

Duane Elgin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Media
Duane Elgin

To meet the challenges of our times, we must transcend our partisan differences long enough to recognize our common need for a system of civic conversation that serves us all.

Bob Edwards: A Voice in the Box

Don McNay | Posted 11.08.2011 | Books
Don McNay

The "juicy part" of the book was the story of Edwards' controversial firing from Morning Edition. Although Bob does not dig up a lot of dirty laundry on people in the book, he does tell his story completely and fully.

GOP Plays NPR Card to Limbaughize the Media

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP assault on NPR has, as it always had, the sole aim to cower the mainstream media and shove it even further to the right.

College Radio: You Will Be Assimilated

Tracy Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Tracy Rosenberg

College radio is part of the diverse package of community media voices around the country that keep the radio waves open to the public, training millions of young people in technology.