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December 2006

» NPR Berlin to Offer Original Christmas Day Special: The Story Behind Leonard Bernstein's Historic Berlin Performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9

» NPR to Offer the Most Memorable and Moving NPR Stories of the Past Year From a Dog's Addiction to Sucking on Toads to an Investigation of the Military's Treatment of Soldiers Returning from War

» Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Whether the Country is Ready for a Woman President, Universal Health Care, and What She Would Say to Her Critics on NPR News' Morning Edition

» Yusef Islam (Cat Stevens) to Perform Live and Take Listener Calls on NPR's Talk of the NationMonday, December 18, 2006

» NPR Music and WBGO/Newark's Annual Coast-to-Coast New Year's Eve Music Special to Celebrate Four Midnights Across the U.S.

» Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) Join NPR News' Talk of the Nation to Discuss Future of National Guard and Army Reserve

» NPR's Talk of the Nation Explores the Growing Role of the National Guard and Army Reserve in the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

» Vernon Jordan, Iraq Study Group Member Discusses the Commission's Report, Civil Rights - on NPR News News & Notes Today, Friday December 8

» NPR's All Songs Considered's "Best CD of 2006" Special Live Call-In Show Tuesday, December 5

» Special NPR News Broadcast on the Iraqi Study Group Report

November 2006

» NPR News Investigates Military Treatment of Soldiers Suffering from PTSD and Other Mental Health Problems Associated with War on All Things Considered on Monday, December 4

» NPR Exclusive: I. King Jordan, Outgoing Gallaudet University President, Discussed Campus Protests and Future of Deaf Education Today on Talk of the Nation

» NPR Exclusive: I. King Jordan, Outgoing Gallaudet University President, to Appear on Talk of the Nation, Wednesday, November 29

» Congressman Rangel Warns of "Winners and Losers" in Coming Tax Debate

» For the Holidays NPR Shop Offers An NPR Jazz Christmas and Car Talk's Greatest Stories Ever Told

» For the Holidays: NPR Branded Gifts and Apparel from the NPR Shop

» Calling All News Junkies: Test Your Wits with the Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Daily News Quiz on npr.org Starting Today at www.npr.org/waitwait

» KPBS-FM and NPR Receive $1 Million Gift To Strengthen Local Public Radio Journalism

» NPR and WNYC to Broadcast Live U.S. Premiere of Sir Paul McCartney's Ecce Cor Meum, from Carnegie Hall on November 14

October 2006

» Former Secretary of the Army Togo D. West Jr.: "We Have No Choice" But to Provide the Iraqi Government a Timetable

» Vice President Cheney Says Iraq Handover Still 'Has a Long Way to Go'

» NPR News to Offer Nine Consecutive Hours of Live Election Coverage, November 7

» NPR Honors Five Historical Recordings Preserved by the Library of Congress in Five-Part Series on All Things Considered Weekend

» National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley Says Progress in Iraq is Not Moving Fast Enough in an Interview Airing Today on NPR'S All Things Considered

» Karl Rove on Why He Believes the Republicans Will Keep the House and Senate Despite Polls to the Contrary in an Interview Airing Today on NPR's All Things Considered

» Rock Critic Robert Christgau Joins NPR as Contributing Critic for All Things Considered

» NPR Ratings Remain Strong Despite General Radio Declines

» Chief U.S. Negotiator Sees "Indications" of North Korean Preparations for a Second Nuclear Test, But Test is Not "Going to Happen Imminently" in an Interview on NPR's Morning Edition Today, Wednesday, October 18, 2006

» Media Advisory: Wilco Returns to NPR Music's Hit Live-Online Concert Series Thursday, October 19

» Statement From Andi Sporkin, Vice President For Communications, NPR Regarding Dr. I. King Jordan Cancelling His Appearance On Talk Of The Nation

» NPR Receives Department of Education Grant to Develop Accessible Radio Technology for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Blind and Visually Impaired Communities

» Outgoing Gallaudet University President I. King Jordan Joins NPR's Talk of the Nation for Discussion on his Legacy and the Controversy Over His Successor Thursday, October 12, 2006

» NPR Shop to Offer Several Unique Gifts for the Holidays

» "Balance of Terror": U.S. Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad Describes Effort to End Sectarian Violence in Baghdad in Interview on NPR's Morning Edition Today, October 3, 2006

September 2006

» Iraqi President Jalal Talabani Says that His Country Will "Make Trouble" for Iraq's Neighbors if They Do Not Stop "Interfering" in Iraq, in an Interview on NPR's Morning Edition

» Ken Stern Named Chief Executive Officer, NPR

» Former President Bill Clinton Discusses Vision for U.S. Torture Policy and the Importance of Engagement in Iran on NPR's Morning Edition

» Canadian Maher Arar Addresses His Imprisonment and the Report that Exonerated Him

» NPR to Redefine News & Notes as Multimedia Program

» NPR to Mark the Five-Year Anniversary of 9/11 with Special Programming Across All News Programs

» NPR to Offer Audio of Ted Koppel's Live Discovery Channel Town Meeting to Member Stations

» American Public Media to Assume Production and Distribution of Performance Today andSymphonyCast; American Public Media to Contribute Wide Range of Music Content to New NPR Digital Music Service, Tentatively Launching in First Half of 2007

August 2006

» NPR Developing Digital Music Service

» National Black Programming Consortium to Provide Talk of the Nation with Video Profiles of Katrina Survivor Guests Appearing on August 28 Edition

» Public Radio Reporter/Producer Nazanin Rafsanjani Chosen as Fall 2006 NPR-Bucksbaum International Fellow

» Michele Norris Honored by National Association of Black Journalists for Hurricane Katrina Coverage; Allison Keyes Recognized for Civil Rights Series

» Renowned Illusionist David Copperfield to Offer Personal Essay On This I Believe Segment on All Things Considered, August 21

» FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein Addresses FCC Crackdown on Fake News Reports on NPR's Talk of the Nation Today, Wednesday, August 16

» NPR's Mandalit del Barco Honored with Third National Association of Hispanic Journalists Award for Excellence in Radio Journalism

» NPR Explores "Katrina: Where the Money Went" Multi-Part Series Airing Throughout News Programs, August 27-30

» NPR Explores End of Life Care for Children on All Things Considered Wednesday, August 9, 2006

» Hacking the Himalayas - Tech Contributor Xeni Jardin's Four-Part Series on How the Internet is Changing Tibetan Life

» NPR Music Launches New Interactive Online-Only Feature, "Shadow Classics" Wednesday, August 9

» Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, Says U.S. is in Productive Talks with Allies in Regard to Policies in the Middle East

» Castro Confidente Says Cuban President Will Return to Work in Weeks — Interview with Head of Cuba's National Assembly Ricardo Alarcon Airs on NPR's All Things Considered on Wednesday, August 2, 2006

July 2006

» Solitary Confinement: How Effective Is It?

» Grammy Winner India.Arie to Perform Live and Take Listener Calls on NPR's Talk of the NationThursday, July 20, 2006

» Skateboarding Icon Tony Hawk to Offer Personal Essay on This I Believe Segment on All Things Considered, July 24

» NPR Names Three Graduates for Joan B. Kroc Fellowships for Public Radio Journalism

June 2006

» NPR Music and WXPN Philadelphia Present Live Online Concert with Jose Gonzalez, Juana Molina and Psapp, July 1

» NPR Midday Newsmagazine Day to Day Wins Two 2006 Edward R. Murrow Awards For Coverage of Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

» Veteran Journalist Leroy Sievers Launches "My Cancer" Multi-platform Series Monday, June 26

» NPR Music's Live Online Concert Series Continues With Gomez and The Bad Plus, June 22

» Statements of Public Broadcasters on House Subcommittee's Vote To Cut Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting by 23 Percent

May 2006

» NPR's Performance Today Presents a Beethoven Symphony Marathon Featuring Exclusive Concerts by the Philadelphia Orchestra, June 5 - 16

» NPR to Launch 11 New Podcasts Beginning May 24

» NPR Music's Online Concert Series Continues With The Walkmen, May 25

» NPR Wins Five "Webby" Awards

» NPR Music's Online Concert Series Continues With Mogwai, May 10

April 2006

» NPR Music and WXPN Philadelphia Live Online Concerts Resume with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones April 21

» NPR Music's Online Concert Series Continues With Toots and the Maytals, April 23

» Year-Long Chronicle of South African Teenager's Life With Aids to Air as Half-Hour Documentary on All Things Considered, April 19

March 2006

» NPR Music's Online Concert Series Continues With Yeah Yeah Yeahs, April 3

» NPR Music's Online Concert Series Continues With Arctic Monkeys, March 27 and Neko Case, April 9

» A Family's Personal Story About Dealing With Terminal Illness - New Half-Hour Documentary Airing On All Things Considered, March 27

» The Vagina Monologues' Eve Ensler to Offer Personal Essay On This I Believe Segment on All Things Considered, March 20

» NPR Music's Hit Online Concert Series Hits 20 With New Shows by Belle & Sebastian with The New Pornographers, March 6 And Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, March 8

February 2006

» NPR Music's Online Concert Series Continues with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, February 20

» Bill Marimow Named Vice President For News, NPR

» No More "Wait, Wait"-ing: Irreverent Quiz Show Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! Plus All 24 NPR Daily Newscasts Now Available As Podcasts

» Madeleine Brand Joins Alex Chadwick as Host of "Day to Day," NPR Midday Newsmagazine

January 2006

» NPR News to Offer Two-Hour Live Coverage of President Bush's State of the Union Address

» NPR Music's Online Concert Series Continues With Colin Meloy and Laura Veirs, January 28

» NPR Music and WXPN Philadelphia Expand Partnership With Four Live Online Concerts

» Former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher To Offer Personal Essay on This I Believe Segment On All Things Considered, January 23

» NPR Sends Birthday Gift to Mozart on His 250th: More Than 60 Hours of Programming Spanning NPR Music And NPR News

» Ted Koppel to Join NPR as Senior News Analyst

» Michel Martin Joins NPR to Host New Daily Two-Hour Program in Development For Late 2006

» NPR to Offer 12th Annual Musical Tribute to the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.