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Podcasts Help NPR Turn Financial Corner

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 06.13.2015 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of leadership changes and funding deficits, NPR's new president and CEO says the public radio network has turned a cor...

What's It Like to Do a Radio Interview?

Patrick Hicks | Posted 05.21.2015 | Media
Patrick Hicks

I enjoy doing radio, and whenever I'm contacted about being on a show I almost always say "yes." It's an honor to be piped into cars and homes and work spaces. You become a guest among strangers. And, as these strangers listen, I hope they might nod their heads at something I've said.

Criminalizing Poverty

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

"Held captive." It was how one 13-year-old described the feeling of growing up poor in our wealthy nation, and for more and more Americans living in poverty, this feeling isn't just a metaphor.

The Exceptional Touch of KCRW's Jason Bentley Shapes America's Musical Tastes

Xaque Gruber | Posted 05.06.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

What do Adele, Foster The People, Hozier, Norah Jones, Arcade Fire, Lorde, Beck, Coldplay, The Black Keys and Sia all have in common?

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.

NPR Updates Ethics Code To Include Journalists Employed By Acquired Programs

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 03.27.2015 | Media

National Public Radio has expanded its code of ethics to include those employed by acquired programs, the news organization's ombudsman, Elizabeth Jen...

Public Radio: Are You Listening?

Melanie Bishop | Posted 03.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Bishop

There's a cabin in the Santa Cruz redwoods where I go periodically to write. I go there for the silence, the beauty, the fog, the reminder of how smal...

NPR Slashes Number Of Environment Reporters

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media

National Public Radio is down to just one environment reporter, and he's only covering the beat part time, InsideClimate News reported Friday. As ...

Uttering the Holy: On Poetry and Politics

Dean Rader | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Dean Rader

To be sure, we are at a crossroads. Poets and audiences need each other. As a member of both groups, I am ready to rise to the occasion.

Hozier Gets His Due

Chuck Nyren | Posted 10.11.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

Last week I put up one of my silly tongue-in-cheek HuffPost offerings: I Am the Coolest, Hippest Uncle in the Whole World. It's gone ever-so-slightly viral thanks to Hozier retweeting my tweet -- and tossing up one of his own.

I Am The Coolest, Hippest Uncle In The Whole World

Chuck Nyren | Posted 10.05.2014 | Fifty
Chuck Nyren

I want her to think I'm thick in the music biz, always down at the clubs checking out the new bands, invited backstage often. I would be, too -- if it weren't for my arthritic knee, chronic intestinal rumblings, tinnitus, vertigo and gouty left toe.

Dear Car Talk Brothers: Thanks For Saving My, My Friend's, and Her Dog's Life 20 Years Ago

Suzanne Clores | Posted 09.16.2014 | Women
Suzanne Clores

Without you, we'd have been cooked, which would have been almost as bad as driving over the edge of the Grand Canyon. On behalf of myself, my friend, her dog, and all foolish drivers, I belatedly thank you.

How a Rock Musician Inspired One Family Dealing With Lyme Disease

John McCormick | Posted 09.06.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

Watching my son sing along with Morton at the Typhoon concert was an uplifting and touching experience.

'The Prairie Home Companion' Live at The Greek Theater

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

This Friday Garrison Keillor brought his tried and trusted band of radio renegades to the Greek Theater and broadcast live across the nation his original review; The Prairie Home Companion. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable nights of theater in my life.

Bill Moyers and Our Call to Bear Witness in a Time of Crisis

Julie Leininger Pycior | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Julie Leininger Pycior

At a time when we find ourselves in near-despair over a democratic process increasingly influenced by concentrated economic power, let us heed the visionaries in our midst who offer bold alternatives.

NPR To Cut 28 Jobs

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 05.20.2014 | Media

NPR will cancel its news and talk show "Tell Me More" and eliminate 28 jobs to manage ongoing budget deficits, the network announced Tuesday. The ...

Daystar's Day of Reckoning: My Interview With NPR's John Burnett

Christian Piatt | Posted 06.03.2014 | Religion
Christian Piatt

Aside from claiming nonprofit status -- which means a media company like Daystar is exempt from paying taxes on its revenue -- churches in particular have extra layers of protection from government oversight with regard to their financial operations. So what does it matter?

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...

NPR's Major Cash Infusion

AP | Posted 02.15.2014 | Media

WASHINGTON (AP) — NPR says it has received $17 million in grants to help expand its multimedia news coverage and develop technology that will allow ...

NPR's Robert Siegel Needs a Reality Check

Peter Dreier | Posted 02.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

If anyone still suspects that National Public Radio has a consistently liberal bias, listen to Robert Siegel's interview with Brigid Flaherty, organizing director for the Alliance for a Greater New York, a labor advocacy group, on Wednesday's All Things Considered.

Interview: Keeping August Wilson Alive

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If there was a Mount Rushmore for the faces of America's greatest playwrights, Ruben Santiago-Hudson says, August Wilson's face would be among them.

NPR Cuts Coming

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.13.2013 | Media

NPR announced Friday that it is seeking to reduce its staff by 10 percent through voluntary buyouts. The radio network has around 800 employees, me...

Brave New Voices, Detroit to Chicago and the World

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 10.08.2013 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

August 7, 2013: The first thing that I heard on my car radio this morning was our public radio station WDET sounding the call to support Detroit's Br...

Rodrigo y Gabriela Record Sound Opinions Show at Goose Island Barrel Warehouse

Lauren Drell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Goose Island's barrel-aging warehouse was perhaps the perfect backdrop to uncork those stories the duo holds, and unveil new music; just hours before the internationally-acclaimed musicians took the stage at the Chicago Theatre on July 24.

Speak Up With Jimmy: Billionaire P.A. Reacts to African American Racial Questions (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 09.29.2013 | Black Voices
Jimmy Nguyen

My goal is to examine the concept of racial literacy. Race should not be a taboo topic to be avoided in everyday dialogue. Rather, I believe we can only improve race relations by learning to ask -- and speak -- more respectfully about each other's race.