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During and after national tragedies like the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., journalists in newsrooms across the country search for new ways to cover national issues at a local level. Prompted by a challenge from the Dallas mayor, NPR Member Station KERA found a new area of the debate untouched by the majority of the media in their area.

Chadwick Boseman Loves NPR

Apr 10, 2013

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American Major League Baseball player. He wore "42" on his uniform for the Brooklyn Dodgers, a number that has since been retired by every MLB team in his honor. Chadwick Boseman plays Robinson in the new biopic, 42, and he came in to talk with Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon about the playing such a legend.

Brian McKnight Hearts NPR

Apr 8, 2013

R&B musician Brian McKnight says even though he's been around awhile, he's not yet old enough to be a legend, despite his 16 Grammy Awards and multi-platinum album sales. And though it's been 21 years since his first album came out, his latest work, More Than Words, is precisely what brought McKnight into our studios to talk with Tell Me More host Michel Martin about his career and songwriting.

10th Annual Arkansas Literary Festival

KUAR FM89 and KLRE Classical 90.5 invite you to join the stations of UALR Public Radio for the 10th annual Arkansas Literary Festival, Arkansas's premier gathering of readers and writers. The festival features more than 80 authors from Arkansas and around the world.

The Arkansas Literary Festival has expanded to more than 80 authors in locations on both sides of the river from Thursday, April 18 to Sunday, April 21.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

NPR listener Paul Gwaltney contacted All Things Considered earlier this year with a challenge - go to a shooting range. He'd heard an interview with National Rifle Association President David Keene on our air, and thought the trip might allow a better understanding of the culture there.

Ok, so pledge drive season might not be your most favorite time of the year. But if you are like many of us, it's the thank you gift that really gets you opening your wallet (oh, and all that great programming).

From donations befitting local organizations, to tiny underpants (not that kind), NPR Member Stations are coming up with distinctive and regionally-inspired ways to thank the listeners and fans who support them. Check out the slideshow below to see the pledge gifts, and in some cases gaffs, public radio stations use to share their appreciation.

All that's missing is Carl Kasell saying "In a world..."

Host Peter Sagal and the Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! team set out to make a trailer for their national cinema event on May 2. Things went about as well as you'd expect.

Tickets for local theaters and showtimes are available here.

Watch the week’s news get the treatment it deserves in the comfort of your neighborhood theater, when the NPR news quiz show Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! brings its star power to the big screen for a special LIVE performance in select cinemas nationwide.

Host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell will lead the cinecast, broadcast live from the New York University’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts.

Local showings & public radio host

Elite runner Leah Thorvilson will be the featured storyteller for a very special "Tales from the South: Tin Roof Project" on Tuesday, April 2.

Happy Birthday, Carl Kasell

Apr 2, 2013

Perhaps you've heard on Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! that Carl Kasell, the show's official judge and scorekeeper, has a few magic tricks up his sleeves.

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