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Jeanne Gang Designs 'Working in America'

J. Michael Welton | Posted 11.11.2016 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's been 40 years since Studs Terkel published "Working," a book packed with 150 people explaining what they do all day - and why. Jane Saks - whose...

This Is Criminal: The Best New Radio Show in America

Jesse Damiani | Posted 10.15.2014 | Arts
Jesse Damiani

While rumors of True Detective's second season ripple across social media, Criminal, the next name to know in radio, has emerged for those still craving that fix for nuanced depictions of crime.

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

NPR | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living

It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't se...

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.

Does NPR Have To Be So Depressing?

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 03.26.2013 | Fifty
Carolyn Bucior

National Public Radio affiliates, I'm asking you -- in this era of endless reports on ways people are hurting the planet and each other -- to occasionally broadcast some temporary relief.

In the Time of Gods: A Conversation With Dar Williams, Plus Chatting With The Sweet's Andy Scott and Steve Barton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 08.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"Time is about appreciating having all this ability to sort of capture the eternity of a moment, but then knowing that you're going to have to let it go at some point. Winter will come."

What's Going On: The Youth Radio Remix

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

If there aren't enough musicians these days producing albums that will help Americans cope...we can always reach back into the vault.

Obesity Epidemic: Spurring a Revolution

Linda Novick O'Keefe | Posted 03.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Linda Novick O'Keefe

For our kids to combat the obesity plague, no single strategy is adequate. We need easy access to affordable good food, plus physical activity, plus kids who are not intimidated by kitchen utensils and raw vegetables.

Writing Sweet Valley High, "But For Brown Kids"

Turnstyle | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Bob Edwards: A Voice in the Box

Don McNay | Posted 11.08.2011 | Home
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.

NPR's Surprisingly Firm Financial Footing

Daily Finance | JONATHAN BERR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For more than two decades, public-radio listeners have grown accustomed to the erudite questioning style of Fresh Air host Terry Gross. What many peop...

House Democrats Given Chance To Find Balls

Mark Steinberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Steinberg

In exchange for $4 billion, House Republicans have agreed to postpone a vote on a budget that would effectively dismantle the federal government, giving Democrats two weeks to go out and find some balls.

170 Million Strong Support NPR

Melissa Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melissa Ross

Could the Williams matter have been better handled? Most agree that it could have. Does a bungled personnel matter serve as justification to gut all federal funding for this insightful news organization? Absolutely not.

How to Fix Capitalism, But Not the Media

Charles Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles Warner

Even though it will be a while before greedy media moguls follow the lead of business and try to create shared value along with acceptable shareholder returns, eventually they will have to.

On Afghanistan, We Know a Distraction When We See It

Derrick Crowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Derrick Crowe

Why doesn't Richard Holbrooke apply some of his hunger for technical academic precision to the question of how we can actually end this war and bring our troops home?

I Love You Because You Are The Garbage Man

Ron Carlee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ron Carlee

On May 11th, I was listening to a heart-warming story on All Things Considered about Brad Metzler's book, Heroes for My Son. I was feeling all warm a...

NPR: Carl Kasell To Give Final Newscast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

According to National Public Radio, Carl Kasell will be stepping down from his post as newscaster on December 30, 2009. Born in 1934, Kasell joined ...

Is Michael Steele's Position on Health Care Reform "Nuanced" or "Clear"? Answer: The New GOP Is the Old GOP.

Yuna Shin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yuna Shin

The new GOP is the old GOP all over again.

What!?! Bob Lutz back at GM!

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Is it possible for a 77-year old to do a complete 180-degree turn from his life experience and philosophy? After all, among Lutz's major claims to fame are green-lighting the Dodge Viper and the Plymouth Prowler faux hot rod.

You Couldn't Save NPR if you Wanted to

Steve Proffitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Proffitt

And when you heard NPR was in financial trouble, you might have thought about giving them money, but you can't.

So You Wanna Sound Like You Listen to NPR...

Jilly Gagnon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jilly Gagnon

Make sure to donate $20, or just head to your local goodwill, and find yourself one of those canvas totes. Then you can carry around your new-found sense of superiority with you at all times.

Ex-NYT Reporter Blames Memory Lapse About Pornographer Donations On Epilepsy

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Kurt Eichenwald, the former New York Times (and Portfolio) reporter who gave thousands of dollars to a child pornographer and didn't tell his editors,...