All month, NPR and Member Stations have been looking back at major events that shaped America's cultural landscape. Those historic moments were also shaping NPR coverage. The Playback: November 1988 podcast takes a trip back 25 years in the NPR archives to what was happening on and off air at NPR.
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Since 2008, StoryCorps has celebrated the Friday after Thanksgiving with the National Day of Listening. For some tips on how to have have a personal interview with a loved ones this Friday, we went to "The Sunday Conversation" founder, Weekend Edition Host Rachel Martin.
Tune in to All Things Considered on Thanksgiving Day to hear a special performance and interview with Grammy award-winning musician John Mayer.
Need your weekly dance mix fix? Look no further than Metropolis, a live, two-hour electronic music show hosted by DJ Jason Bentley, an industry leader and fearless champion of discovering beasts that get your feet moving.
More than 40 years ago, Robert Conley turned on the mic and reported on anti-war demonstrations taking place in Washington, as the host for All Things Considered's first-ever broadcast. Conley passed away on Saturday, November 16.
Slugging, urban encounters with deer, biking in 33 degrees below zero temperatures... It's all in a day's commute for NPR and public radio staffers.
A few weeks ago on All Things Considered, NPR Investigative Correspondent Laura Sullivan told the story of Bill Baker, a former inmate at Alcatraz, who came back to spend a night in his former cell. We wanted to know more, so we asked Sullivan a few more questions.
Chronicling Iran's heroes and heroines, from an 11th century Persian physician to a modern-day astronomer, NPR producer Davar Ardalan recently published a book collecting stories of Iranian heritage alive in the United States.
NPR's Ask Me Another put a special Halloween spell on its show next week and brought in an expert in all things scary for the occasion too: R.L Stine. See photos of all the costumes here.
Each month, the NPR podcast Playback invites listeners for a ride in the "NPR DeLorean," to revisit the movers, shakers and, yes, one-hit wonders that made news exactly 25 years ago. This month's Playback takes a trip to a time when "Love Bites" topped the charts and scrunchies hit their stride.