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Does the smell of a new book make you happy? Grab your favorite public radio tote bag and join NPR journalists at the 17th annual Library of Congress National Book Festival on Saturday, September 2, 2017. More than 100 authors, illustrators and poets will be gathered at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center that weekend for a full day of Q&A sessions, special programs and family friendly activities. NPR hosts and journalists will lead book chats with writers in a wide range of genres and topics.

In a staff note sent on Tuesday, Aug. 22, NPR Senior Vice President of News and Editorial Director Michael Oreskes shared an update about key roles in the NPR-Member Station Collaborative Journalism Network.

Faces Of NPR: Daniel Zwerdling

Aug 17, 2017

The Basics

Name: Daniel Zwerdling

Twitter Handle: @dzwerdling

Job Title: Correspondent, Investigations Unit

Where You're From: Silver Spring, Maryland

An Inside Look

You're a Correspondent in the Investigations Unit at NPR. What does that mean?

Wow in the Sky!

Aug 9, 2017

Join us for a once in a lifetime "Wow" event at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C. We are also looking for kid SKYwitness Reporters to cover the eclipse from their hometown.

On August 21st, 2017, for the first time in nearly 100 years, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United States.

Mindy Thomas, host of NPR's Wow in the World, will be meeting up with the amazing team of experts at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. for their special eclipse viewing day activities – and you are invited!

After a 19-year hiatus, returning to your ear canals on a weekly basis with NPR has been nothing short of amazing. We super appreciate all the positive feedback to our podcast thus far. If you've enjoyed our first three episodes with Dave Chappelle, Mahershala Ali and Eddie Huang, you're in for more goodness with upcoming in-depth interviews every Wednesday with incredible people, including ‪Stevie Wonder, ‪Chance the Rapper and more!

Faces Of NPR: Tamara Keith

Aug 8, 2017

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features NPR's White House Correspondent and co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast, Tamara Keith.

The Basics:

Name: Tamara Keith

Twitter Handle: @tamarakeithNPR

Faces Of NPR: Cecily Meza-Martinez

Aug 3, 2017

The Basics:

Name: Cecily Meza-Martinez

Twitter Handle: @ItsCecilyYall

Job Title: Audio & Technical Resource Specialist on the News Operations Desk

Where You're From: Santa Ana, California

An Inside Look:

You're a Audio & Technical Resource Specialist. What does that mean?

Faces Of NPR: Yuki Noguchi

Jul 28, 2017

Faces Of NPR is a weekly feature that showcases the people behind NPR, from the voices you hear every day on the radio to the ones who work outside of the recording studio. You'll find out about what they do and what they're inspired by on the daily. This week's post features NPR's Business Correspondent, Yuki Noguchi.

The Basics:

Name: Yuki Noguchi

Twitter Handle: @yukinoguchi

Kids Review Wow in the World

Jul 19, 2017

In May NPR launched Wow in the World, a new podcast for kids ages 5-12 that illuminates the wonders of science, technology, discovery and inventions. Through comedy and conversation, hosts Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens, inside their brains, out into space, and deep into the coolest new stories in science and technology.

After 19 years off the air, hip-hop heralds Adrian "Stretch" Bartos and Robert "Bobbito" Garcia reunite on NPR for their new podcast, What's Good with Stretch and Bobbito. NPR Extra had the chance to sit down with Bobbito in person, and Stretch by phone, to talk about their vision for the new show, as well as their history as co-hosts, filmmakers, DJs, and best friends.

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