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December 13, 2013 NPR recently produced special coverage to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination. We received comments from many of you, and for one Curious Listener, "Kennedy's Assassination" raised a different sort of question – is that phrase grammatically correct?
November 25, 2013 It's certainly not unreasonable for listeners to hope that NPR might avoid revealing key plot points or endings when reviewing books and movies. But can we expect spoiler alerts before book or movie reviews based on real life events? And what if those events have already been reported in the news?
November 18, 2013 Even self-professed NPR lovers can become impatient when they hear a story or report that doesn't appeal to them personally. NPR occasionally hears from listeners who wish we wouldn't cover certain types of music or review certain films and books. So why do we do these reviews?
October 25, 2013 Find out how to share your own story with StoryCorps both online and in person at a StoryCorps studio.
October 2, 2013 In radio, we work hard to avoid verbal potholes, distracting interjections such as um, like and well. But what about starting a sentence with 'so' - is it a trendy speech fad or important transition?
August 16, 2013 If we've learned one thing this summer it is that NPR listeners sure love their dogs. But what about our feline friends? Aren't they equally deserving of the limelight? One Curious Listener thinks so.
July 25, 2013 Last year, actor Tony Shalhoub was on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! talking about the Sha-Poopie, a dog waste management device. Surprisingly or not, it caught the interest of one of our listeners, who decided to write in.
July 10, 2013 At NPR, we've come to realize that our listeners (and critics) not only include the actual humans that tune in, but the animals they adore as well. But sometimes pets and their humans are at odds with programming preferences. Find out more in the Curious Listener.
June 25, 2013 Talk of the Nation has been part of public radio's national conversation with listeners over the past 22 years. As the program comes to an end this week, we've received emails and calls from the dedicated fans who have made Talk of the Nation part of their listening day.
June 10, 2013 Check out the exchange between our Curious Listener Claudia and Listener Services to see the debate over our usage of the word "several." How would you have answered the same question?
May 20, 2013 This week we're featuring a listener letter that will solve a puzzle many an Ask Me Another fan has ruminated on since the show's inception: How can I be a contestant?
April 22, 2013 Fans think of some pretty creative ways to incorporate NPR into their daily lives. Take this suggestion to NPR Listener Services as an example, in the Curious Listener.
April 5, 2013 Hear how one listener got an NPR host out of the studio and to a shooting range to talk about guns.
March 8, 2013 Hear what NPR Listener Services shared recently with one of our listeners about NPR on social media and see which pages might be right for you.
February 22, 2013 Sometimes our listeners are surprised not to hear an NPR host or reporter in their regular on-air spot. Have no fear, your favorites are probably still here – just in a different role. Find out which NPR hosts are sitting behind a new mic and where to find them now in The Curious Listener.
February 7, 2013 We all know news can sometimes be a downer. Luckily, whether it's news or puzzles, or news-puzzles, NPR's got something to pique everyone's interest. Check out this exchange between NPR Listener Services and Danielle, a young Curious Listener who was pretty bummed out on her initial listens to NPR.
January 24, 2013 As the next presidential term begins, NPR News is practicing some new policies of our own when it comes to talking about the country's Chief Executive. Find out what all the chatter is about in the first-ever Curious Listener UPDATE:
January 10, 2013 Over the last few months you may have noticed that some of our blog and story pages on NPR.org have received a bit of a face lift. To find out how to keep sharing articles in the new format, read this edition of the Curious Listener.
December 27, 2012 Everyone has those distinct traditions that make their holidays special. Maybe it's that delicious family recipe, visiting a distant relative, or sitting by the fire sing carols or telling stories. For at least one of our listeners, a certain NPR story makes her holiday complete.
December 14, 2012 Ever noticed that NPR has its own unique style when it comes to headlines on NPR.org? NPR.org headlines are tailored for editorial reasons as well as looks, with each word in a headline capitalized. Learn more about our different treatments for display type as well as our style standards here.
November 30, 2012 Pub trivia, comedy club and house concert all walk into a bar... No this isn't a joke, it's Ask Me Another, one of NPR's newest shows, and it's back for a new season in January. Find out how to see Ask Me Another live, be a contestant and check out photos from a taping with the Curious Listener.
November 15, 2012 You may have noticed earlier this fall that NPR's commenting section got a face lift of sorts.We're helping troubleshoot and answer your questions about the new platform right here.
October 26, 2012 The Curious Listener is getting bookish today with a few guidelines for how to submit a book for review at NPR.
October 12, 2012 Have you heard the song "Wiggly Tooth" while listening to Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!? How about the folksy jam "I Ate Too Much"? Find out how these songs ended up on air in this week's installment of the Curious Listener.
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