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December 2007

» Six-Month NPR News Series Launching January 2 Explores Famous American Fictional Characters

» NPR Music and WBGO/JAZZ88.3FM Ring in 2008 with 28th Annual "Toast of the Nation: Nine-Hour Performance Special

» NPR and South Carolina ETV Radio to Present Live National Republican Presidential Debate on January 16

» NPR Music Unwraps 2007's Best

» Recording Artist Moby on NPR'S The Bryant Park Project Tomorrow, Wednesday, December 19

» Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Describes "Intense Scrutiny" on his Faith on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, December 14

» Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says odds of a Recession are "Clearly Rising"; Denies the Federal Reserve Fueled the Housing Bubble and Acknowledges Diminished Power of the Federal Reserve

» NPR News Travels China's Yellow River: Series Visits Communities Along the "Mother River" to Explore the Environmental, Social and Political Issues on its Banks on All Things Considered, December 10-14

» Former Guantanamo Bay Interrogator Shares Her Belief in the Power of Redemption in Personal Essay for This I Believe on NPR'S Weekend Edition Sunday, December 9

» Presidential Democratic Candidates Address Iran, Immigration and China in NPR News and Iowa Public Radio Debate

» NPR News and Iowa Public Radio Democratic Presidential Debate: Complete Transcript - Tuesday, December 4

» Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Monday, December 3

November 2007

» Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Discusses Today's Middle East Peace Talks, Renewed Negotiations with Palestinians on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Tuesday, November 27

» NPR Expands Its Debate Programming with Special Edition of Talk of the Nation, Live from Des Moines on December 3

» NPR and Iowa Public Radio Announce Details For Live National Democratic Presidential Debate on December 4

» NPR NEWS REPORTS: Pentagon Figures Show Substantially more Troops Discharged for Mental Health-related Behavior Issues Than Before the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

» Neko Case, in Concert from Walt Disney Concert Hall, Available Live on NPR Music Multimedia Web Site Friday, November 16, at 11 pm (ET)

» New "NPR Music" Multimedia Site Launches Today, Monday, November 5

» Former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto Responds to General Musharraf's Emergency Rule on NPR News Weekend Edition Sunday Today, Sunday, November 4

» CPSC Acting Chair Nancy Nord Defends Trips Paid for by Regulated Industries on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, November 2

» NPR News Exclusive Interview with Michael Battle, Former Director of Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys

October 2007

» Top Marine Corps Defense Lawyer Alleges Abuses of Military Justice System on NPR News All Things Considered today, Tuesday, October 30

» Best-Selling Author Robert Fulghum Offers This I Believe Essay on the Value of Dancing Airing on Weekend Edition Sunday, October 28

» NPR'S The Bryant Park Project Launching Interactive Series on Nuclear Power

» Former New York Times Reporter Kurt Eichenwald Shares the Untold Story Behind his Controversial Times Article, Disclosing why he Couldn't Remember Paying a Source, to NPR'S David Folkenflik on All Things Considered Tomorrow, Friday, October 19

» Maria Thomas Named Senior Vice President, NPR Digital Media

» Sen. Barack Obama Responds to Rep. John Lewis' Endorsement of Sen. Hillary Clinton for Democratic Presidential Nomination on NPR News All Things Considered Tomorrow, Saturday, October 13

» Mitch Praver Named Chief Operating Officer, NPR

» Justice Clarence Thomas Accuser Angela Wright says Thomas "Perjured Himself onto the Supreme Court" on NPR News' Tell Me More with Michel Martin Today, Tuesday, October 9

» NPR News' Rachel Martin Wins Religion Newswriters Association Award for Report on Latino Exodus from Catholicism to Islam

September 2007

» Kurdish Rebel Group Claims to Have Killed 100 Iranian Troops and to Have Established Ties to U.S.

» Andrea Seabrook Joins All Things Considered as Weekend Host Starting September 29

» NPR News Weekend Edition Sunday Offers Rare Interview with Billionaire Chuck Feeney on September 30

» NPR News Reports: General Richard Myers Critical of Bush Administration for not Re-Nominating General Peter Pace as Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff

» Jena Mayor Gives Statement in Response to Claims of White Supremacy on NPR News News & Notes Today, Tuesday, September 25

» David Barker Speaks Out on the Attack on His Son on NPR News Day to Day Today, Friday, September 21

» Alicia Shepard Named Ombudsman, NPR

» Major General Walter E. Gaskin Discusses the Future of Iraq after the Death of Sheikh Sattar on NPR News News & Notes Tomorrow, Thursday, September 20

» Senator Hillary Clinton Discusses Her "Unique Perspective" on Health Care Reform on NPR NewsAll Things Considered Today, Tuesday, September 18

» NPR and WGBH Acquire NPB to Create New Sponsorship Company Representing Public Radio, Television and Digital Media

» NPR News Names Three as 2007-2008 Joan B. Kroc Fellows for Public Radio Journalism

» NPR News Reports: Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki's Government Withholding Anti-Corruption Resources from Watchdog Agency, According to Draft U.S. State Department Report Obtained by NPR News

August 2007

» Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Discusses Plan to Help Homeowners Avoid Foreclosure on NPR News All Things Considered

» NPR News' Dina Temple-Raston First Journalist Allowed to Tour FBI's Terrorist Screening Center

» Presidential Candidate John Edwards on NPR News Tell Me More with Michel Martin

» NPR News Covers Second Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina Throughout All Programs This Week

» Crandall Canyon Mine Owner Bob Murray Says Mine Will Not Reopen and Be Sealed, Search for Trapped Miners to Continue with Sixth Borehole

» Republican Presidential Candidate Mike Huckabee Praises Clintons' Family Values on New NPR Morning Show The Bryant Park Project

» Transsexual Sports Columnist Christine Daniels (Formerly Mike Penner) Talks to NPR Newsmagazine Day to Day Tomorrow, Wednesday, August 15

» Former Iraqi Prime Minister Dr. Ayad Allawi Says Iraq Needs New Nonsectarian Government on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Monday, August 13

» White House War Czar Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, August 10

» NPR News Documentary Reveals Mental Health Issues and Crime Plaguing FEMA Trailer Park in Southern Mississippi; Report Airs on All Things Considered, August 8

» The Kitchen Sisters Explore the Secret World of Food and Communities in "Hidden Kitchens Texas," New One-Hour Special from NPR and KUT Austin

» NPR News Exclusive Interview with Founder of Muslim Extremist Group in Trinidad Linked to JFK Plot

July 2007

» NPR News' Mike Shuster Gains Unprecedented Access to Nuclear Facility in Iran and Interviews Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and Iran's Chief Nuclear Negotiator Ali Larijani

» NPR News Investigates High Instance of Rape Against Native American Women in Two-Part Report on All Things Considered, July 25-26

» Former Secretary of State General Colin Powell Asserts Military Cannot Maintain Current Commitment in Iraq, Says Administration "Must Bear Responsibility" for Lack of Post-Invasion Planning on NPR News All Things Considered Wednesday, July 18

» Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice Says U.S. Will Not Engage with Hamas on NPR News All Things Considered

» Annie Callaway Davis Named Vice President for Development, NPR and Executive Director, NPR Foundation

» U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to Play "Not My Job" on NPR Quiz Show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Airing July 21-22 and Available as NPR Podcast

» National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley Discusses America's Long-Term Role in Iraq, Disputes Reports on the Strength of Al-Qaida on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, July 13

» Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Democratic Presidential Hopeful Talks to NPR News About His Position on Affirmative Action, Solution for Iraq, and Likens Himself to President Reagan

» NPR's "Doyenne of Dirt" Dishes in a New Blog: "Talking Plants with Ketzel Levine" Now at NPR.org

» Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) Discusses Breaking Ranks with White House Over Iraq War on NPR News All Things Considered

» NPR News' Philip Reeves Wins South Asian Journalism Association Award for Reporting on Abductions in Sri Lanka

June 2007

» Peace Activist Held Hostage in Iraq Offers This I Believe Essay on All Things Considered, Monday, July 2

» Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) Explains Departure From President's Iraq Policy and Motivation Behind Monday's Speech

» NPR News' Ari Shapiro Reports Judge Brett Kavanaugh did not Disclose Prior Involvement in White House Discussions about Enemy Combatants During Confirmation Hearing

» First Lady Laura Bush Discusses Pending Trip to Africa on NPR News All Things ConsideredToday, Friday, June 22

» NPR News Media Correspondent David Folkenflik to be Honored with Two National Press Club Awards

» From NPR News Baghdad Bureau: Performance and Interview with Iraqi "Baghdadi Square" Singers on Morning Edition, June 20

» NPR Music and WNYC Radio Present Live Online Concert with Rufus Wainwright from Gramercy Theatre on Saturday, June 9

» U2's Bono Talks to NPR News about the Impact He Has on World Leaders in Reducing Global Poverty and Raising Awareness of AIDS

» Nawaz Sharif, Prime Minister of Pakistan, Refuses to Talk to President Musharraf to Negotiate a Return to Pakistan

» Democratic Strategist Donna Brazile Urges Indicted Congressman William Jefferson to Resign

» NPR News Reports on "The Exoneration of Larry Peterson"

»Calling All Bookworms: NPR.org Launches 'Book Tour' Podcast and Announces Summer Books Series for 2007

» Ryan Crocker, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Discusses Iraq's Parliamentary Calendar and the Consequences of Ending the U.S. Engagement in Iraq

» Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Benazir Bhutto Discusses Returning to Pakistan to Aid Democracy; Negotiating Power with President Musharraf on NPR News All Things ConsideredToday, Monday, June 4

» NPR News Wins 2007 Silver Gavel Award from the American Bar Association

» Elizabeth Edwards Plays "Not My Job" on NPR's Quiz Show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Airing June 2-3

May 2007

» NASA's Top Climate Change Scientist James Hansen Reacts to NASA Chief's Remarks on Global Warming: "I Almost Fell Off My Chair" Calls NASA Administrator Michael Griffin's Comments: "Remarkably Uninformed" and Says Research Support for Climate Change Has Been "Dramatically Decreased" on NPR News Day to Day Today, Thursday, May 31, 2007

» NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Not Sure That Global Warming is a Problem; Discusses NASA Priorities Which Include Permanent Outpost on the Moon on NPR News Morning Edition Today, Thursday, May 31, 2007

» NPR News Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg to be Honored with 2007 Gracie Tribute Award® for Distinguished Career and Leadership in Broadcast Journalism

» NASA Administrator Michael Griffin Not Sure That Global Warming is a Problem on NPR News Morning Edition Tomorrow, Thursday, May 31, 2007

» In Only Broadcast Interview During U.S. Visit, British Prime Minister Tony Blair Discusses War on Terror, Middle East Peace and Global Climate Change on NPR News Morning Edition Today, Friday, May 18

» "Father Of The Internet" Vint Cerf Shares Belief in Respecting Others – In Person and Online – In Essay for NPR's This I Believe Series

» NPR and Iowa Public Radio to Permit Full Public Access of January 9-10 Presidential Debates, Following Original Broadcasts and Webcasts

» Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf on NPR News Tell Me More with Michel Martin Today, Thursday, May 17

» Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Barham Salih on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Monday, May 14

» General Dan McNeill, NATO Commander of International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, Confirms Civilian Casualties in Airstrike

» Adrienne Hallett Chosen for Public Radio Leadership Award

» Cheryl Smith Chosen for Public Radio Leadership Award

» Eduardo Hauser Named to NPR Board of Directors

» NPR News Talk of the Nation to Broadcast Two-Hour Live Program On-Location with Audience from National Naval Medical Center, Tuesday, May 8

» NPR Wins Three Webby Awards

» Ted Koppel Faces Latest Challenge: "Not My Job" Contestant on NPR Quiz Show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Airing May 5-6

April 2007

» Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) Discusses Compromising with White House to Pass Iraq War Spending Bill on NPR News All Things Considered

» NPR Music and WNYC Radio Present Live Online Concert with BJÖRK From United Palace in New York City on Saturday, May 5

» NPR and National Geographic Launch "Climate Connections" May 1

» Alison Stewart and Luke Burbank to Host New NPR Morning News Show and 24-Hour News Service

» Philanthropist Melinda Gates Advocates for Americans to Make Education Top Domestic Issue in 2008 Election on NPR News All Things Considered

» First Lady Laura Bush Urges Action on Country's First National Malaria Awareness Day; Discusses the Importance of Faith-Based Initiatives and Sex Education on NPR News & Notes

» Chair of Veterans Disability Benefits Commission, Lt. Gen. James Terry Scott, Addresses Disparities in Disabled Veterans' Benefits on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, April 20

» Acquaintance of Cho Family Describes Seung-hui, Recalls Last Conversation with Cho Family on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Wednesday, April 18

» Governor Bill Richardson (D-NM) Urges Open Talks with Pyongyang Following Trip to North Korea

» Updated: NPR News Offers Live Multi-Platform Coverage of Senate Judiciary Committee's Hearing on the Department of Justice Oversight

» NPR Commentator and Blogger Leroy Sievers Brings Together His Online Cancer Community for the First Time On-Air to Discuss Living with Cancer for NPR News Talk of the Nation

» Craigslist.org Founder Shares His Belief in "That Golden Rule Thing" in Essay for NPR's This I Believe Series on NPR News All Things Considered Monday, April 16

» Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) to White House and RNC: "Unless we get the information we request, they should well know that a subpoena could be served on them" on NPR News' Day to Day

» House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Defends Meeting with Syrian President on NPR News All Things Considered

» Former Bush Campaign Strategist Matthew Dowd on NPR News All Things Considered

» Ellen Weiss Named Vice President for News, NPR

» John Negroponte, Deputy Secretary of State, on NPR News All Things Considered

» NPR Files Memorandum in Response to Order on Motions for Rehearing of the Copyright Royalty Board Judges

March 2007

» Alvin Ailey's Judith Jamison Offers Personal Essay on Living Honestly for NPR's This I Believe on NPR News All Things Considered

» MLB Player and Detroit Tiger Gary Sheffield Discusses Steroids, Training with Bonds and 20 Years in the Game on NPR News All Things Considered

» Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) Tells NPR News His 2008 Presidential Endorsement Options Between Senators Clinton and Obama Are a "Tough Decision"

» NPR News' Morning Edition Reports: Nine Sunni and Shia Children Killed During Soccer Game in Baghdad

» Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) Comments on Kyle Sampson's Testimony Before Judiciary Committee, Future of Attorney General Gonzales on NPR News All Things Considered

» NPR Releases CD of Listeners' Favorite Animal Stories "Driveway Moments 5: All About Animals" at shop.npr.org

» NPR News Exposes "The Forgotten War" - Series Measures Progress of War on Drugs and Takes a Hard Look at Drug Czar John Walters on All Things Considered, April 2-6

» Mary Tillman, Mother of Army Ranger Pat Tillman, Faults Pentagon Report on Her Son's Friendly-Fire Death in Afghanistan

» Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, Rock Star?

» NPR and NPR Member Stations Nationally Applaud FCC Approval of Digital HD Radio Multicasting

» White House Counselor Dan Bartlett on the White House Response to a Possible Subpoena for Rove on NPR News All Things Considered

» Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Tells NPR News White House Aides Must Testify Under Oath on Firings of U.S. Attorneys

» NPR Files Motion For Rehearing With Copyright Royalty Board

» Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) on NPR News All Things Considered - Judiciary Committee Member Discusses Attorney General Gonzales' Future

» NPR Ratings Hit New High: 26.5 Million Weekly Listeners

» Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) Threatens Subpoenas in Investigation of White House Involvement in Firing of U.S. Attorneys on NPR News All Things Considered

» NPR Music and NPR Member Stations Collaborate to Bring the South by Southwest Music Festival to Public Radio Listeners Everywhere

» Bob Dole, Co-Chair of the Commission on Care for Returning Wounded Warriors, Talks to NPR News about Taking on His New Post and Ideas on How to Improve Hospital Care for Veterans

» NPR News Wins 2007 Gracie Award® for "Outstanding News Series" Examining the State of Solitary Confinement in the Nation's Prison System

» Christopher Hill, Assistant Secretary of State, for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Talks to NPR News Morning Edition about the Recent Meeting with His North Korean Counterpart on Disarming North Korea's Nuclear Program

» Ambassador Joseph Wilson Urges Bush to Not Pardon I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Tuesday, March 6

» Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KS), Republican Presidential Hopeful, Talks to NPR News About Garnering Support from the Conservative Base as Well as Beyond the Base as a "Bleeding Heart Conservative"

» Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Nicholson Outlines Changes to Treatment Policies on NPR News All Things Considered

» Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson Addresses Recent Market Volatility, Chinese Economy On NPR News All Things Considered

» News & Notes to Air "StoryCorps Griot" Oral Histories

February 2007

» White House Press Secretary Tony Snow Appears On NPR Quiz Show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!Airing March 3-4

» Iraq Economic Coordinator, Timothy Carney, Says U.S. Cannot Realize All Policy Goals in Iraq on NPR News All Things Considered

» Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL), Democratic Presidential Hopeful Talks to NPR News About His Upcoming Trip to Alabama for the Selma Anniversary and Racial Identity

» Israeli Ambassador to U.S., Sallai Meridor, Calls Iran "Most Serious Threat to the World" on NPR News All Things Considered

» And the Winner Is...NPR.org Announces Winning Entries for First Ever "Write Your Own Oscar Speech" Contest; Winners Take the Podium on NPR's Multi-Platform Network

» NPR News Explores "Alternatives to the College Admissions Game" Multi-Part Series Airing Across News Programs February 22-25

» The Flaming Lips Frontman Wayne Coyne Offers Personal Essay on Happiness for NPR's This I Believe on NPR News Morning Edition Monday, February 26

» NPR News and Iowa Public Radio to Produce Live National Presidential Candidate Debates, January 9-10; Debates to be Exclusive to Radio and Internet

» Media Advisory: NPR News to Offer Continuous Coverage of House Debate on Iraq Resolution

» NPR and NPR Member Stations Launch Fifth Phase of Podcasting; New Titles Include "Fresh Air" and Video Podcast, "Morning Becomes Eclectic"

» Iranian Ambassador to the U.N., Javad Zarif, Says U.S. Fabricating Iran's Involvement in Iraq on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, February 9

» Douglas Feith, Former Undersecretary of Defense Responds to Pentagon Inspector General's Report on NPR News Day to Day Today, Friday, February 9, 2007

» NPR News Presents History of Shi'ite Faith and Politics in Five-Part Series "The Partisans of Ali" on Morning Edition, February 12-16

» NPRomantic: John Waters is Valentine's Day Guest D.J. on NPR Music's Online Series All Songs Considered

» Public Radio Reporter/Producer Shereen Meraji Chosen as Spring 2007 NPR-Bucksbaum International Fellow

» Nicholas Burns, Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Says Diplomacy Can Ease Iran Tensions, on NPR News Morning Edition

January 2007

» House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) Calls the Situation in Iraq "Chaotic" on NPR News Morning Edition Today, Wednesday, January 31

» NPR News Exclusive: President George Bush Discusses Iraq, Iran, Global Warming and Party Politics on NPR

» NPR News Exclusive: President George Bush Comments on Recent Deadly Battle in Najaf, Iraq, in NPR News Interview

» Congressman Tom Tancredo Calls for Stricter Immigration Reform and Discusses How This Will Impact His 2008 Presidential Aspirations on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, January 26

» NPR News Exclusive NPR News to Interview President George Bush on Monday, January 29

» Jendayi Frazer, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Discusses Recent U.S. Air Strike in Somalia on NPR News Morning Edition Today, Friday, January 26

» In NPR Morning Edition Interview, Smokey Robinson Finds "Dreamgirls" "Very, Very, Very Offensive" and Believes the Film's Stars Demean Their Own History

» Think You Can Do It Better? NPR.org Now Accepting Entries for First-Ever 'Write Your Own Oscar Speech' Contest

» NPR News Offers Live Multi-Platform Coverage of President Bush's State of the Union Address

» New Poll From NPR News and Pew Research Center Looks at Political Polarization and Collaboration in America

» Jazz Bassist Christian McBride Voices personal essay on "Being Cool" for NPR's All Things Considered Monday, January 22

» Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton Opposes Bush Plan in Iraq and Calls for Cap on American Troop Numbers on NPR News' Morning Edition

» NPR News Wins duPont-Columbia Award for Its Iraq Coverage

» Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) Calls the Situation in Iraq "The Biggest Foreign Policy Blunder in the History of Our Country" on NPR News All Things Considered

» Sacha Baron Cohen – sans Borat - Talks about His "Hit Man" Style, His Newfound Fame and the Professional Virtues of Facial Hair On NPR Newsmagazine Day to Day, Friday, January 12

» Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi Calls Bush's Iraq Policy "A Pretty Desperate Cause" on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Tuesday, January 9

» Iraqi National Security Advisor Dr. Mowaffak Al Rubaie Denies Filming Saddam Execution and Confirms Arrest of Three Suspects on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Wednesday January 3

» NPR to Launch New Morning News and Information Concept