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James Franco To Direct R.E.M. Music Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Michael Stipe has invited renaissance-actor James Franco and English filmmaker Sam Taylor-Wood to join him on a list of guest directors who will creat...

Public Media Changes Lives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Belia Saavedra As Congress starts the...

Budget Fight: Believers, True and Otherwise

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Railing about deficits gives the GOP a convenient excuse to hack away at the sorts of bogeymen they've been wanting to kill off for years. Public-employee salaries. And benefits. And bargaining rights.

Jason Linkins

Review Of Juan Williams Firing Complete: NPR To Undertake Ethics Review; Weiss Resigns, Schiller Denied Bonus | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In the end, this whole incident is more about NPR's discomfort with their contributors having actual thoughts than about some full-throated defense of the dignity of Muslim airplane passengers.

Should Terry Gross Go The Way of Juan Williams?

Bakari Kitwana | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bakari Kitwana

Let's begin with the premise that no people, culture, religious, racial or ethnic group is by definition immoral. Not acknowledging this, at the core,...

Amanda Terkel

New GOP Same As The Old GOP: Republicans Embrace Longtime Pet Issues | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans trumpeted their historic election gains as a sign that the American public is ready for change -- clearing the swamp and ren...

Public Radio's 'Marketplace' Gets Book Section

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The show "Marketplace," which is heard on public radio stations nationwide, is collecting all its books coverage in a new section of its website, dubb...

Takeover Takeaways

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Congressional Republicans who think the outcome of this election is a mandate for their view of governance are overstating the case and run the risk of the kind of overreach some say the hurt the Democrats.

Jason Linkins

PBS: We're Not The Ones Who Fired Juan Williams | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ever since the mostly unremarkable pundit-analyst Juan Williams was sent packing from his perch at National Public Radio, his former employer has been...

Juan Williams: Clever Double-Play or Conservative Cause Celebre

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Charles D. Ellison

Defunding NPR is no different from Alaska GOP U.S. Senate nominee Joe Miller's unofficial bodyguard entourage handcuffing Alaska Dispatch reporter Tony Hopfinger.

Juan Is the Loneliest Number: A Playlist for Juan Williams and NPR

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

It now sounds like Williams will profit handsomely from NPR's rush to judgment, but that doesn't make it right -- even for a PC liberal like me.

Peter Sagal Recovering After West Suburban Bike Accident

TribLocal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For the past two days, Peter Sagal has been harassed by an invisible dwarf. Metaphorically, of course....

Wall Street Journal Reporter Misleads Readers, NPR and Huff Post on Toyota Story

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

On July 15th, we ran a blog post entitled "Has Toyota Been Right All Along?" We based our post on a WSJarticle and an interview the author, reporter Mike Ramsey, did on National Public Radio.

Epitaph for a Journalist and Journalism

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Snow

The nonagenarian voice of NPR, one of "Murrow's Boys" at CBS, Daniel Schorr, has died at 93. In honor of his passing, let's take a moment today and think about the state of media in America.

RADIO NO MORE: NPR Drops 'Radio' From Name

Yahoo! News/Upshot | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

National Public Radio believes it's moved beyond just radio. So the nonprofit network's dropping the "radio" designation in its company name--so 20th...

A Kinder, Gentler Militia?

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

It is possible to help the local sheriff find missing people, collect coats for needy kids, and adopt a local highway, without engaging in military training in the woods with assault weapons.

Dancing With the Devil: Public Broadcasting's Questionable Choices in Sponsorships

Jaclyn Simon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jaclyn Simon

Why do they let the corporate axis of evil -- Monsanto, Exxon, and Wal-Mart -- sponsor their otherwise socially responsible programming?

UCLA Students: KCRW Pledge Drive is "The Most Epic Drinking Game Ever" (Satire)

Brock Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Brock Cohen

KCRW's pledge drive became a one-week hedonistic window during which students from across UCLA's Greek system flocked to a fraternity house to play "basically a non-stop week-long game of quarters."

NPR Gets in News Staff's Facebook

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

One has to wonder just what the editors at NPR will say if they are asked, "Is it OK to post a link to last night's Jon Stewart rant or to Frank Rich's recent editorial on my Facebook page?"

Denver's Liberty on the Rocks' NObamacare message goes national, with a chaser

Westword | Westword | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

News outlets probably worked up a powerful thirst while looking for Denver naysayers to hate on President Barack Obama's speech about healt...

Video: NPR Revamps Web Site, Expands Smart Phone Offerings

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.11.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

NPR has revised its Web site. Earlier this year, we spoke with NPR CEO Vivian Schiller about the opportunities for NPR on the Web. We have republished it today.

Jason Linkins

Help NPR Identify The Health Care Lobbyists! | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If you happened to watch ABC News' prime time show, "Let's Talk About Health Care Reform With The President," you might remember the moment right at t...

Why Science Deserves Its Stimulus Money

Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Todd Palmer and Rob Pringle

In the car the other day, we caught a bit of Marketplace on NPR. We like Marketplace -- it puts economic news in social and political context, making ...

Fear and Looting in America: Innovation or Casino Capitalism?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Banning any derivative product that the average public official can't understand represents a financial innovation with promise.

The "I'm Right, You're Wrong" Dynamic

Jane Shure | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane Shure

Remember -- just because someone says they are right, doesn't mean that they are -- and the corollary also follows that just because someone says you are wrong, doesn't mean that you are.