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December 2009

» NPR News Explores "New Jobs for a New Decade"

» NPR News Interview with President Barack Obama: President Discusses Financing the Health Care Bill

» NPR News to Interview President Barack Obama Wednesday, December 23, 2009 (Updated Time)

» NPR News App for Android Now Live In Android's Marketplace

» The Biography of a Medication: NPR News Charts the Evolution of a Disease, to Fit the Prescription

» NPR News Hires New Executive Producer, Newscasts

» NPR News Hires Leader for Investigative Unit

» NPR Names New Vice President, Diversity In News and Operations

» General Stanley McChrystal Tells NPR News U.S. Involvement with Afghanistan to Continue for "a Number of Years"

» All Songs Considered Listeners Pick Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest as "Best Album of 2009"

» NPR Expands Mobile Offerings; Unveils New Mobile Web and Android App

» NPR Selects Best Books and Music of 2009 at npr.org/holidays

November 2009

» NPR News Exclusive: Eight Expected to Be Charged with Terrorism Offenses Today Related to Disappearance of Young Somali-Americans in Minneapolis

» NPR News Has Obtained Army Memo About Nidal Hasan Harshly Criticizing His Work Performance

» NPR News Assesses If Drivers Are "On the Road to Safety"

» NPR News Reports: Walter Reed and USUHS Official Discussed Whether Nidal Hasan Was "Psychotic" During Series of meetings beginning In 2008

» NPR News Reports New Details About Nidal Hasan at Walter Reed: Former Colleagues Were Troubled By His Work, Actively Discussed Removing Him From the Resident Program

» NPR Music Presents "The Decade In Music: '00s"

» NPR Books Offers Candid Takes from Reporters and Hosts on Books with Buzz in Weekly "What We're Reading" Series

» NPR and iBiquity Strike Deal on HD Radio Power Increase

» NPR News' All Things Considered Asks "What's Next In Afghanistan?" During Hour-Long Special November 5 at 4PM (ET)

» Voice Your Opinion for NPR's "50 Great Voices" Series

» NPR Music Offers Advance Stream of Norah Jones' New Album as Part of "Exclusive First Listen" Series

October 2009

» NPR Response to NABJ Letter Regarding Diversity

» New Chicago Cubs Board Chair Tom Ricketts Shares Ideas for Improving Franchise On NPR News' Weekend Edition, Saturday, October 31

» Former U.S. Official Matthew Hoh Tells NPR News Why He Resigned, Says Afghans Fighting "Only Because We're Occupying Them" In Interview On All Things Considered

» NPR, PBS, and WGBH Name Stephen Moss President and Chief Executive Officer, National Public Media

» New Internet Radio Makes It Easy to Listen to Everything NPR

» NPR'S News Quiz Show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" Brings Irreverence to Sold-out Carnegie Hall Show October 22

» NPR Music Celebrates Dolly Parton's New Box Set with Advance Stream of Staff Picks and Unreleased Material

» NPR News Finds Airplane Safety Concerns, as Airlines Outsource Maintenance to Developing Countries with Less Monitoring by FAA

» NPR and PBS to Host Public Media Camp in Connection with American University's Center for Social Media

» NPR Music Offers Advance Streams of New Albums from Indie, Jazz and Folk Artists as Part of "Exclusive First Listen" Series

» NPR Without the Dignity: An Intimate Evening with Scott Simon and the Guys Who Bring You Car Talk and Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!

» NPR News Examines What Drives Cost of Health Care In Three Reports, Airing October 8-13

» NPR Intersects with Top Silicon Valley Leaders at One Day Power Brainstorm On NPR's Digital Future

» Ex-Wife of D.C. Sniper Says "I Was The Intended Target" On NPR News' Tell Me More

» NPR Launches New Online Local Journalism Venture with CPB and Knight Foundation Funding

» NPR Announces New Technology Research Center Featuring NPR Labs

September 2009

» Ousted UN Official Peter Galbraith Tells NPR News of Rampant Fraud In Afghanistan Presidential Election

» "The Giant Pool of Money," Revisited

» NPR Music Advance Streaming New Noah and the Whale Album as part of "Exclusive First Listen" Series

» NPR News Interview With Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Addresses Existence of Holocaust, Human Rights Abuses in Post-Election Iran

» NPR Music Celebrates Madonna's New Greatest-Hits Album with Advance Stream and Staff Picks

» NPR News Asks: "Are You Covered?"

» NPR Rolls Out First Ever, All Digital B2B Advertising Campaign

» NPR Names Ronald J. Schiller Senior Vice President for Development and President, NPR Foundation

» NPR's News Quiz Show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" Brings Irreverence to Carnegie Hall October 22 for First New York City Show

» NPR News Travels "The Amazon Road" September 14-17 to Explore South American Interoceanic Highway Project and Potential Consequences

August 2009

» NPR Music Advance Streaming New Danielle de Niese Album and Offering Exclusive Free Song Download

» NPR News Special Coverage of Life, Career of Senator Edward M. Kennedy

» NPR News Kicks Off "Friday Night Lives": Weekly Season-Long Series Reports On Phenomenon of High School Football

» NPR News Examines "The Challenges of a Nuclear Iran" In Multipart Series Airing August 23-27

» NPR News Names Three 2009-2010 Joan B. Kroc Fellows

» NPR Launches New Breed of News App, Available Now in iTunes App Store

» The Swell Season Perform Six New Songs During Intimate NPR Music "Tiny Desk Concert"

» NPR Music Offers New Albums and Classic Reissues from Jazz and Folk Artists for Exclusive First Listen

» NPR Names Jacki Lyden Independent Contributing Correspondent and Host

» NPR Music Streams Three New Indie Albums In August as Part of "Exclusive First Listen" Series

July 2009

» NPR News Uncovers "Emerging Voices" of African Culture August 3-7

» NPR Journalist Guy Raz Named Weekend Host of All Things Considered

» Senator Charles Grassley Says Senate "On the Edge, and Almost There" with Health Care Bill On NPR News' Morning Edition

» NPR News' Morning Edition In Afghanistan to Report On the People and Places Key to Upcoming Presidential Election

» NPR Launches a New NPR.org and Expands Mobile Apps, Bringing Award-Winning News, Programs and Stations Closer to Online and Mobile Audiences

» White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel Discusses Health Care Progress, Republican Opposition, On NPR News' Morning Edition

» NPR Music and Stations to Exclusively Webcast and Broadcast Performances From George Wein's Folk Festival 50 and Carefusion Jazz Festival 55 In Newport, Rhode Island August 1 & 2 AND 8 & 9

» NPR Music Streams Full Concert and Debut Album from Supergroup The Dead Weather

» NPR News Focuses On "California In Crisis" to Examine the Reasons Behind the State's Mounting Financial Troubles

» NPR Proposes to FCC Immediate Interim Power Increase of Up to 10dB

» NPR News Exclusive: Sotomayor to be Endorsed by Former FBI Director Louis Freeh

» National Security Advisor James Jones Tells NPR News There Is No 'Daylight' Between White House and Pentagon On Afghanistan

June 2009

» NPR News Honored with Three 2009 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards

» Björk Featured On NPR's All Things Considered and All Songs Considered

» NPR News Investigates: "Dollar Politics"

» NPR Music Streaming Entire New Björk Album Voltaic In "Exclusive First Listen" Series

» Musicians Share Their Essential Music Picks In 'You Must Hear This' Series Launching June 22, 2009 On NPR's All Things Considered

» NPR Music Presents Triple Bill at Joe's Pub, Tuesday, July 21 at 9:30PM

» HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius Defends Obama Health Plan On NPR News: "This Is Not a Trick. This Is Not Single-Payer."

» NPR Music Streams New Albums from Moby and Regina Spektor Weeks Before Releases

» Reverend Jesse Jackson Says He Is "Willing to Go" to North Korea to Negotiate Release of Two Detained U.S. Journalists On NPR News' Tell Me More Today

» NPR Names Debra Delman Senior Vice President, Strategic Operations and Finance

» NPR's Public Interactive to Report Internet Music Streaming of Public Radio System

» President Barack Obama Tells NPR News "United States Has to Follow Through On What It Says" to Improve Credibility in the Muslim World

May 2009

» You Must Bookmark This: NPR.org Launches 2009 Summer Books Series On May 27 with Recommendations and "My Guilty Pleasure" Essays from Noted Authors

» "Dark Night Of The Soul" Entire Album Streaming At NPR Music Weeks Ahead Of Public Release

» White House Adviser David Axelrod To Play "Not My Job" On NPR Quiz Show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

» Father Of Roxana Saberi Tells NPR News The Release Came Unexpectedly

» Roxana Saberi To Be Releases Today From Iran's Evin Prison

» Elizabeth Edwards Shares Reaction To Her Husband's Affair

» NPR Music To Webcast Animal Collective, Dan Deacon And St. Vincent "Live In Concert" Performances

» NPR Tops All Other Media Organizations with Seven Webby Awards For Radio, Music, Mobile and Podcasts

» NPR Music to Offer Performances from Dark Was the Night Concert

April 2009

» NPR News Exclusive: Supreme Court Justice David Souter to Retire at End of Court's Current Term

» As Anniversary of China Earthquake Nears, NPR News' All Things Considered Returns to Sichuan Province to Report on Rebuilding of Communities, Families

» NPR'S Michele Norris Named "Journalist Of The Year" By National Association Of Black Journalists

» Benchmarking Obama: NPR News Measures Administration's Progress On Major Issues Against Goals Set By The President

» NPR Music "Exclusive First Listen": Full Albums From Conor Oberst, St. Vincent And Jason Lytle

» Secretary Of The Interior Ken Salazar Addresses Diversity At Interior, Tells NPR His Department "Cleaning Up A Lot Of Messes" Left Over By The Bush Administration

» Rep. Jane Harman Tells NPR News "I Am Outraged That I May Have Been Wiretapped," Interview Airing Today On All Things Considered

» Human Rights Lawyers Denied Access To Roxana Saberi At Evin Prison

» Father Of Roxana Saberi Tells NPR News He Will Appeal His Daughter's Conviction On Charges Of Espionage, Expresses Concerns About Roxana's Physical Condition

» NPR Presses For Immediate Release Of American-Iranian Journalist

» New Albums From Camera Obscura, St. Vincent And Jason Lytle At NPR Music, Ahead Of Release Dates

» NPR Music To Webcast Neko Case "Live In Concert" From D.C.'s 9:30 Club, Thursday, April 9

» NPR News Travels "Israel's Barrier" To Witness Fence's Impact On People Living On Both Sides Of The Conflict

» Muhammad Ali To Share Personal Essay On His Unyielding Self-Confidence On NPR's This I Believe Series

» NPR Labs Launches CPB-Funded Study On Power Increase For HD Radio

» NPR Wins Three Peabody Awards

» NPR News Exclusive: Justice Department To Drop All Charges Against Former Senator Ted Stevens

March 2009

» NPR Music Live Concert Webcast Andràs Schiff Plays Beethoven At Walt Disney Concert Hall, Wednesday, April 1 At 11 PM (ET)

» NPR News Reports: Despite Billions Of Dollars In Taxpayer Loans, General Motors Provides Thousands Of Employees With Free Car And Gas, At An Estimated $12 Million Annual Fuel Cost

» NPR Reaches New Audience High, As Listeners Seek In-Depth News On Election, Economy

» NPR Music Takes "Live In Concert" To South By Southwest, With Two Concert Webcasts, Broadcasts

» NPR News Wins 2008 Scripps Howard Foundation National Journalism Award For Four-Part Series "Dirty Money"

» Major Worldwide News Organizations Press for Information Regarding American Journalist Roxana Saberi Being Held in Iran
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» Tom Jones Performs NPR Music "Tiny Desk Concert": Video and Podcast Available Today

February 2009

» NPR News Wins 2009 Gracie Award for Two-Part Report on Muslim Polygamy in America

» NPR News Captures 18 Prestigious Visual Journalism Awards

» NPR Music Offers "Exclusive First Listen" to Albums from Neko Case, Dan Deacon

» NPR News to Offer Live Coverage of President Obama's Joint Address to Congress, On-Air and Online Tuesday, February 24, from 9PM to 11PM (ET)

» Ambassador Susan Rice Tells NPR There is "No Ambiguity" About Iran's Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons Program; Rice's First One-on-One Broadcast Interview as U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Airing on All Things Considered, Today, February 20

» NPR Music Takes "Live In Concert" to South By Southwest, with Two Concert Webcasts, Broadcasts

» U.S. Officials tell NPR News Al-Qaida Leadership in Pakistan "Decimated" by Airstrikes, "Complete Al-Qaida Defeat" Possible on Morning Edition Tomorrow, February 3

» NPR Music Presents South By Southwest Showcase with the Decemberists, March 18 at Stubbs

» NPR News Reports on Growing Scandal over Sexual Abuse of Minors in Brooklyn's Hasidic Jewish Community on All Things Considered Today, February 2

January 2009

» NPR's "My Cancer" Blog, Created by Leroy Sievers, Transitions to Online Community Forum "Our Cancer"

» Former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Expresses "Concern" Over AG Nominee Eric Holder's Testimony That Waterboarding is Torture on NPR News' Tell Me More with Michel Martin

» NPR Music "Exclusive First Listen": NPR Music to Stream Entire Bruce Springsteen Album, "Working on a Dream," Beginning January 19

» Seven Year Old Shares His Beliefs On NPR'S This I Believe Series

» NPR To Be Only Radio Broadcaster of "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial," Live on January 18

» NPR News Wins Three duPont-Columbia Awards for Excellence in Journalism

» THE INAUGURATION SOUNDTRACK: NPR to Provide Complete Coverage of Inauguration, News and Events, On-Air and Online

» NPR Music and WNYC Radio Present globalFEST 2009: Live Webcast January 11 from All Three Stages

» NPR Leads Industry in Bringing Innovative, Accessible Radio Services to Market; NPR to Receive Stevie Wonder "Vision Free Award" at CES

» NPR Music Gives "Exclusive First Listen" This Month to New Albums From Andrew Bird, M. Ward and Animal Collective