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Where To Go After Dropping Out

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.28.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Photo Credit: Brett Myers/Youth Radio By: Joshua Clayton In elementary school and junior high, I was a bad little boy. You could find me in the prin...

Hard Edges

Peter Neill | Posted 05.26.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

The fate of coastal wetlands is another blatant example of hard over soft. Once massive buffers against storm incursion, wetlands served human needs additionally through complementary cultivation of hay for fodder for saltwater farms.

WaXed Episode 2 -- Kassia Meador

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 05.25.2013 | San Francisco
Cyrus Saatsaz

This week's episode features an exclusive interview with Roxy surfer Kassia Meador and recaps an exciting week in surfing news including the rumors of John John Florence dating Taylor Swift.

WaXed Episode 1 - Shawn Dollar

Cyrus Saatsaz | Posted 05.19.2013 | Sports
Cyrus Saatsaz

This week's episode, which is the debut of the new program, features an exclusive interview with big wave charger Shawn Dollar and recaps an exciting week in surfing news including the thrilling finale of the Quiksilver Pro Bells that resulted in a victory for Kelly Slater.

Catalyzing Ocean Finance

Peter Neill | Posted 05.13.2013 | Green
Peter Neill

Recently, two organizations combined their talents and experience to address ocean solutions on the scale required to make a difference. As we always tend to measure value in dollars, they predicated their recommendations on the following analysis:

The Relic From Our Youth I'm So Glad We Kept

Amy Ruhlin | Posted 05.08.2013 | Fifty
Amy Ruhlin

I met my husband in the early 1980s while we were in college. He was a DJ at the campus radio station and sometimes I would visit him during his shows. I can remember just how he looked sitting at the microphone flanked by two turntables and surrounded by four walls of albums.

Big Radio Host Jumping Ship

AP | By DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.06.2013 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Smerconish is jumping from traditional talk radio to satellite, saying the media form he has loved essentially left him. ...

Social Media Is Just Getting Started

Brett King | Posted 04.28.2013 | Technology
Brett King

As social media continues to embed itself in modern society, we have many traditional businesses and brands still scratching their heads trying to make sense of it all.

World Radio Day

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.15.2013 | Media
Daoud Kuttab

Nothing can say democracy, freedom of expression and accountability more than a freely available and interactive radio culture.

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.

John Williams Says Goodbye to WGN, Chicago on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 03.04.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

John Williams is a hero of mine. And a good friend, so I kind of hope he doesn't see that I just called him a hero, because that will embarrass him. He just left WGN Radio, and Chicago is for the worse.

Clear Channel to Boston Radio Fans: All Hail EDF!

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Radio behemoth Clear Channel, owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital and cousin of LiveNation and Ticketmaster, knows what you want to hear on the radio....

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.

The Prank That Sank

Jocelyn Greenky | Posted 02.09.2013 | Media
Jocelyn Greenky

What were those two DJs thinking? Answer: Only themselves. My heart sank when I read the news that the nurse tragically died after being a victim of...

Deadly Radio Prank -- Who's Laughing Now?

Jim Moret | Posted 02.08.2013 | Media
Jim Moret

Do I condone the behavior of those DJs? No. But isn't it what many radio hosts do for a living? Let's not condemn them as criminals.

Big Changes on the FM Dial: FCC Okays More Community Radio Stations

Rep. Mike Doyle | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics
Rep. Mike Doyle

In the midst of this fall's all-consuming fiscal cliff debate, the Federal Communications Commission is about to make a little-watched decision that could have a tremendous impact on the way people in the United States get news.

Jason Gilbert

Have Spotify And Pandora Changed The Way You Listen To Music? | Jason Gilbert | Posted 11.09.2012 | Technology

Ch-ch-ch-changes: Market research firm NPD Group is out with new research this week indicating that a milestone of music will soon be upon us: The per...

A 1953 CBS Radio Sales Presentation

Bob Purse | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
Bob Purse

Today's tape is different from the others that I've listened to in that it is the soundtrack for a film, specifically, a film meant to drum up advertising business for CBS radio.

Jordan's Leadership Must Communicate

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Literacy rates are high in Jordan; so is the level of understanding complex issues. This means that the government must communicate regularly, fairly and honestly. Attempts to ignore the public or try to fool it will be quickly discovered.

12 Things Journalists Can Never Ask One Direction (LISTEN)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 10.05.2012 | Teen

If you could ask your favorite member of One Direction any question in the world, what would it be? Whatever you do, just make sure it isn't on the ex...

A Unique Sound Sets ZZ Ward Apart

Dyana Posner | Posted 12.02.2012 | Entertainment
Dyana Posner

I do not think it's unfair to say that most of today's most popular music all sounds the same, because it does. The music industry desperately needs someone to stir things up. We need an original sound. Enter ZZ Ward.

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.

'My Experimental Life': An Interview with Bill Siemering (Part Two)

David Galenson | Posted 11.24.2012 | Media
David Galenson

Bill Siemering has been a key figure in the modern development of public broadcasting. This second part of the interview treats his time at NPR.

Lowbrows Have More Fun

Anastasia Rubis | Posted 11.20.2012 | Fifty
Anastasia Rubis

I've gained a new appreciation for lowbrow in middle age. I'm still enough of a snob to gravitate toward "brilliant" lowbrow as opposed to "despicable" in New York magazine's approval matrix, but give me one more decade. My tastes should be off the chart.

In a Changing Music Industry, Carolina Liar Adapts to the Ways of the Future

Maggie Hollander | Posted 11.06.2012 | Arts
Maggie Hollander

Whether it meant leaving the safety and comfort Atlantic Records to pursue music on their own terms or packing up a Prius and hitting the road last-minute to convince Kelly Clarkson they would be a good fit for her tour, Carolina Liar fought at every turn to stay afloat.