Halfway through Public Radio Music Month 2013 there's already a wealth of tunes - the twangy to the tubular - and creative fun to enjoy. Chances are, some of your favorite stations and musicians are taking part. Here are a few highlights you don't want to miss.
Highlights from NPR Member Stations and the impact they have on communities and people across the country.
During and after national tragedies, like the Newtown school shooting, newsrooms across the country search for new ways to cover national issues at a local level. NPR Member Station KERA in Dallas found an angle by partnering in cross-platform reporting
See how you can protect yourself from a zombie apocalypse just by donating to your local public radio station. Maybe pledge drive season isn't so bad after all...
For NPR and Member Stations, it is the callers that make the call-in programs, and there is somewhat of a formula to producing a great show. NPR's Sue Goodwin, WBUR's Alex Kingsbury, and NHPR's Keith Shields discuss the recipe for the secret sauce.
WNYC, New York City's NPR Member Station, found that the most important conversations they had while covering Superstorm Sandy was with their own audience.
On Monday, October 15, NPR Member Station WBUR celebrated 35 years of Car Talk at their Annual Gala in Boston. Tom and Ray Magliozzi (known to some as Click and Clack) were present to be toasted and roasted by NPR colleagues Robert Siegel, Nina Totenberg and Scott Simon among others.
The StateImpact Florida reporting team covers education across the state by focusing on how the policies affect the individual students.
Oregon Public Broadcasting's daily conversation program Think Out Loud has been creating a map of stories by taking a hyper-local look at the communities across Oregon and southwest Washington, spending time exploring and discovering the things that connect each town to the rest of the state.
Maine Public Broadcasting Network and the 1,900 audience members attending a live taping of Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! last night had a special surprise for judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell when he stepped on stage.
Singer songwriter Tracy Chapman's first ever radio interview was with WUMB, an NPR Member Station in Boston. Today WUMB is posting the audio of that 1985 interview to celebrate Public Radio Music Month.