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LA Radio Show Takes Intimate Look At The Love Lives of Immigrants

ASSOCIATED PRESS | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 07.27.2015 | Latino Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On weekday evenings, carpenters and longshoremen, working mothers and young professionals hailing from Latin America and living i...

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 i...

Apple... Phones; Watches and Now Radio...

David Sable | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
David Sable

What Apple does do -- time after time -- is open our eyes to new ways to look at things without encumbering us in the digibabble that so often bogs us down.

Les Paul's Journey and the History of American Popular Music

John Covach | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
John Covach

American guitarist Les Paul would have turned 100 years old this week. Born in Waukesha, Wisconsin on June 9, 1915, Paul became one of the most important figures in popular music during the middle decades of the twentieth century.

When Music Restores Faith in Humanity

Nicholas Alexander Brown | Posted 06.01.2015 | Arts
Nicholas Alexander Brown

Let's face it -- the news is depressing. This is nothing new, and it isn't likely to change any time soon. Therefore, it's always refreshing to come across a story that manages to uplift, in spite of connections to difficult issues in both our past and present.

Media Ethics: Whose Standards?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.28.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Broadcast media are under intense pressure, given tight deadlines, security threats, competition and shrinking budgets. The key challenges are: How do we define media ethics and who sets the standards when the journalism of terror is becoming the new normal?

The Two Most Important Days in Your Life

Caroline Giegerich | Posted 05.19.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Caroline Giegerich

As you enter the world and strive to figure out your why, know that it will come to you when it comes, not when you want it to. It will come and it will be the second most important day of your life. Give me a call. I want to hear all about it.

Women in Business: Three Generations of Women in Radio: Renee Roth, Jo-Ann Silverstein and Rachel Roth

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.11.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

With Mother's Day in mind, here are three generations of women -- grandmother, mother, daughter -- who have all worked in radio over the last century.

Broadcast Meet Tackles Terrorism, Policies, Challenges

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 06.01.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

A conference aimed at mitigating hate speech, radicalism, and violence that plague Arab broadcast media took the bull by the horns this week amid heated debate on freedom and government controls.

Women in Business: Kirsten Winquist, Program Director, Radio Margaritaville

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kirsten Winquist grew up in what could be the setting for Margaritaville in the coastal town of Safety Harbor, Florida. At an early age she developed ...

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?

Site Stroke

Dean Opperman | Posted 05.29.2015 | Technology
Dean Opperman

I've done some imbecilic things in my life but nothing tops trying to build my own website without professional help. What I thought would be a fun weekend project made me go gray in places I didn't know I had hair.

Ruining Romance: The '80s Rock Power Ballad

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 06.29.2015 | Entertainment
Sheila Moeschen

The summer I was 13, Kerry Flanagan and I took turns sleeping over at each other's houses. We stayed up all night playing Rummy 500 and listening to Rock101, the local rock station. It was the late-1980s, the high holy days of hair metal, dudes in spandex, and girls in music videos.

Breaking the Sound Barrier

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 06.28.2015 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

I go around and around about classical music and opera not being popular, especially with younger audiences. It really bugs me. How do you get them to enjoy it and not make it feel so foreign?

The Secret to 'Serial': An Afternoon With Sarah Koenig

Patrick Daniel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Arts
Patrick Daniel

Koenig successfully demonstrated that podcasts can rival television shows, even if the success of her show lies in adopting the very elements that make television successful. She rediscovered the power of the radio and legitimized a model that bundled serious journalism with entertaining elements.

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.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved From Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers. Prison officials told his supporters he is in diabetic shock.

Agents of Change: 5 Remarkable Individuals You Need To Know

Greg Archer | Posted 05.18.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Greg Archer

They walk among us--those agents of change--but sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are, especially in an era where the media remain...

Are You Subscribed to the 14 Best Podcasts About Money?

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.16.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

According to an Edison Research study, the percentage of total podcast users grew 163 percent between 2006 and 2012; in 2014, there was a 25 percent uptick in Americans age 12 and up who had listened to a podcast in the last month, totaling 39 million Americans.

Why I Feel More Gen X Than Baby Boomer

Tom Cramer | Posted 05.14.2015 | Fifty
Tom Cramer

Hold on to your hats, Traditionalists and Baby Boomers: Generation X is 50 years old.

Legislative Challenges to the Audiovisual Media in Jordan

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.13.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Jordan TV, like most Arab public broadcasters, is treated more like a government mouthpiece than a public service broadcaster.

The Basement

Billy Small | Posted 05.12.2015 | Entertainment
Billy Small

Admittedly, the year I spent in Santa Barbara wasn't terribly fruitful. I went into my 5th year of higher education already frustratingly bored with ...

Agents of Change: 5 Inspiring Souls Worthy of Our Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 04.27.2015 | Impact
Greg Archer

They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five stand-outs creating significant sea changes.

The Anthony Cumia Interview: On Becoming a Media Mogul, and the Surprising Person Who Inspired Him

Lynda Bekore | Posted 04.26.2015 | Entertainment
Lynda Bekore

Who is Anthony Cumia? If your answer was simply "fired co-host of The Opie and Anthony Show," you'd be living in the dark ages.

Adjusting the Frequency: Women Take to the Airwaves

UN Women | Posted 04.15.2015 | Impact
UN Women

. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women's causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today?