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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.

Michael C. Hall Hearts NPR

Mar 29, 2013

For an actor whose latest television roles are all about death - a funeral director on Six Feet Under and a vigilante serial killer on Dexter - Michael C. Hall is an awfully fun partner in crime. At least when you're doing a photo shoot with him anyway.

He came by NPR West five years ago when Dexter first aired, and was interviewed on Talk of the Nation. Seven seasons later, he was here to talk with the CBC about the same show.

NPR is ending the 21-year-old call-in radio show “Talk of the Nation” and encouraging local stations to replace it with an expanded version of “Here and Now,” an afternoon newscast that is produced in Boston.

NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show Talk of the Nation.

It will be replaced by Here and Now, a show produced in partnership with member station WBUR in Boston. Reported stories will be part of the show's format.

Reason #1.35 To Love NPR

Mar 27, 2013

The yearly federal contribution to public broadcasting per American is $1.35.

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UALR Public Radio, The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN), and William F. Laman Library invite the public to a free advance screening of "The Island President" as part of Community Cinema Tuesday, Apr. 2, at 6:30 p.m.


NPR Now Available On Google Currents

Mar 21, 2013

For all of you Google Currents users out there, you can now experience NPR right from Google Currents aggregator app.

Along with American Public Media, NPR teamed up with Google to develop an improved in-app audio player for their customizable, magazine-style. It allows users to browse, share and listen to stories all at the same time, whether you're online or off.

NPR In The News: The SXSW Snapshots Edition

Mar 20, 2013

The NPR Music team just returned from SXSW in Austin, TX, hosting packed showcases, interviews and broadcasts from around the city.

Those of us not in the Lone Star State followed along online, through live webcasts and in social media. We kept tabs on our colleagues as they ran around the city documenting the sights and taking in shows. Check out a selection of photos in the slideshow above to see some of the action and find out what others had to say at NPR Music's SXSW offerings below.

William H. Macy Hearts NPR

Mar 19, 2013

William H. Macy's resume reflects how versatile he is as an actor. He plays a priest in his latest film, The Sessions. On the Showtime series Shameless, you see Macy as a dysfunctional single father of six kids. He won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role as Jerry Lundegaard in the distinguished Coen brothers' film Fargo. His acting career began in theater, working with Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Mamet.

After years covering the Middle East and reporting on wars and violence in the region, award-winning NPR Corespondent Quil Lawrence turns to the millions of Americans transitioning to life back at home after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here, he shares some insight into what it takes to get by as a journalist in Kabul, Baghdad and Bogota, and through the streets (and weather) of New York too.