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Alexa, Play 'Morning Edition'

Sep 4, 2019

Starting today, Morning Edition will be available on-demand on all Alexa-enabled smart speakers. Just say, "Alexa, play Morning Edition," and you will hear the last hour of that morning's show as it was aired by your preferred NPR Member station. You will no longer need to worry about missing a story, or tuning in mid-broadcast, because now you can choose when to listen at your own convenience.

Tickets for the 1,000th episode of 'Wait Wait Don't Tell Me' are available for purchase at

In a note to newsroom staff Senior National Editor Vickie Walton-James announced this staffing update:


I'd like to share some exciting news about new postings on the National Desk.

In a note to newsroom staff Chief Washington Editor Shirley Henry, announced this staffing update:

In a note to newsroom staff, Chief Business Editor Pallavi Gogoi announced the following staffing update:

I'm delighted to announce that Shannon Bond is joining NPR as Technology Correspondent, based in Silicon Valley.

Sesame Street Takes Over NPR

Aug 15, 2019

And there they are, Sesame Street takes over NPR as our newest interns!

Watch out NPR interns, the competition is getting real!

NPR Goes Beyond the Streets In NY

Aug 12, 2019

Curated by graffiti historian and urban anthropologist Roger Gastman, BEYOND THE STREETS examines the fundamental human need for public self-expression. Showcased in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the exhibit features artists with roots in graffiti and street art whose work have evolved into highly disciplined studio practices, alongside historical cultural figures inspired by this art form.

Update (8/19/2019): KUAR's new satellite dish was installed today and systems are operating normally again.

Update (8/6/2019): KUAR is expecting delivery and installation of its new satellite dish to be completed by Tue., Aug. 20.

On Wednesday, June 19 severe storms irreparably damaged the satellite dish which receives much of the network programming that listeners hear on KUAR and KLRE. Because of this damage, we are currently running live programming via emergency backup web stream channels, which is a mostly manual process. This has led to a number of technical problems that listeners may have noted over the past week.

Farewell to NPR's Peter Overby

Jun 26, 2019

Senior Director of Special Projects Beth Donovan and Chief Washington Editor Shirley Henry announced the retirement of long-time NPR correspondent Peter Overby. Read the full note below.

In a note to newsroom staff, VP for News Programming Sarah Gilbert announced the following staffing update.

Hi everyone,

I am delighted to announce that Shannon Rhoades has been appointed NPR's Senior Editor for Interviews, a new role for the network.

In a note to newsroom staff Senior Washington Editor, Beth Donovan, and Deputy Washington Editor, Shirley Henry, announced this staffing update:

In a note to newsroom staff, Edith Chapin, Executive Editor of NPR News, announced this staffing update:

I am delighted to announce that Shirley Henry will become Chief Washington Editor, leading the Washington desk and the 2020 election campaign coverage. As we further ramp up our election work while staying focused on the current administration, Shirley is poised to lead the team to break stories and provide the daily reporting, enterprise and context that our audience has come to expect.

More than 50 years after Unitarian Reverend James Reeb was murdered during the voting rights movement in Selma, two native Alabamians return to that city to expose the lies that kept his murder from being solved, and uncover a story about guilt, memory, and justice that says as much about America today as it does about the past.

You may recognize Elise from her Gracie award winning video series "Elise Tries" where she seeks out different experiences all across East Asia, from k-pop to pore vacuuming.

In a note to newsroom staff Senior Washington Editor, Beth Donovan, and Deputy Washington Editor, Shirley Henry, announced this staffing update: