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December 2008

» NPR Music and WBGO/JAZZ88.3FM Ring In 2009 With Live Concerts Coast-To-Coast On "Toast Of The Nation"

» NPR Launches Groundbreaking "Mix Your Own Podcast"

» Wicked Author Gregory Maguire Pens Original Christmas Tale For NPR

» Fleet Foxes Named "Best Album Of 2008" If NPR Music All Songs Considered Poll, As Voted On By NPR Listeners

» At Year's End, NPR Picks The Best Music and Books Of 2008

» Tough Economy Forces NPR to Address Unexpected Shortfall in Revenue

November 2008

» NPR Journalists' Car Bombed, November 30, 2008

» NPR and StoryCorps Kick-Off First Ever National Day of Listening; November 22 – November 28, 2008

» NPR Statement on Relationship to "The Infinite Mind" Public Radio Program

» NPR Music's Carrie Brownstein Releasing Four Songs Recorded with Mary Timony as "The Spells" for Listen and Download Beginning Today

» NPR Music Offers "Exclusive First Listen" to Albums from Neil Young and Paul McCartney, Weeks Ahead of ReleaseS - The Fireman's Electric Arguments Streaming at NPR Music Now, Young's Sugar Mountain Available November 24

» Alaska Senator-Elect Mark Begich Discusses Impact of Senator Ted Stevens' Conviction on Election on NPR News' Morning Edition Today

» NPR Donates Use of Future Headquarters Site to Capital Area Food Bank

» NPR Names Vivian Schiller as President and Chief Executive Officer

» Reverend Jesse Jackson says his Tears for "Martyrs and Murdered Whose Blood Made Last Night Possible" on NPR News Tell Me More Today

» NPR News "Election 2008" to Offer Eight Hours of Live Election Night Coverage, On-Air and Online, from 7pm to 3am - NPR Follows Election with Special Series, Coverage

» NPR News Broadcasts "Talk of the World" with Desmond Tutu, Vicente Fox, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Thursday, November 6

October 2008

» NPR Music's "Live in Concert Series" Features Elephant 6 Collective's Chicago Performance, Today, October 27

» From Angola Prison In Louisiana, NPR News Examines the Crime that Kept Two Men In Solitary Confinement for 36 Years, and the Questions About Their Conviction that Remain NPR's Laura Sullivan Hears New Evidence, Witness Accounts, in Three-Part Series on All Things Considered, October 27-29

» NPR EXCLUSIVE: Toni Morrison Reads From Her New Novel A Mercy - NPR.org's Book Tour to Feature Pre-Publication, Audio Serialization of A Mercy and Webcast Interview, October 27-30 - NPR's All Things Considered Host Michele Norris to Interview Morrison in Exclusive Broadcast Interview, October 27

» Voters Candidly Talk Race and Politics, in York, PA - Conversation Airs Tomorrow on Morning Edition and All Things Considered; Excerpts Below

» U.N. High Commissioner Navanethem Pillay Says Lack of Implementation Halting Human Rights Progress, Calls for all Nations to Participate in Follow Up to Controversial 2001 World Conference on NPR News Tell Me More Today

» NPR News "Election 2008" to Offer Nine Hours of Live Election Night Coverage, On-Air and Online, From 8PM to 5AM (ET)

» Captioned Radio Broadcast to Enable Millions of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing to Experience NPR's Live Coverage of Presidential Election for the First Time

» NPR Announces Property Development Deal with Boston Properties

» Governor Bill Richardson Describes Strained Relationship with Bill Clinton on NPR News Morning Edition Today

» NPR Announces Property Development Deal with Boston Properties

» Senator John McCain "Guardedly Optimistic" on Passage of Financial Bailout, says Governor Sarah Palin Shares his World View Interview Airing on Morning Edition Today

September 2008

» NPR Music Exclusive: NPR Music to Stream Entire Bob Dylan Album, "Tell Tale Signs," Week Ahead of Release - Full Album Available at NPR Music Beginning September 30

» Kinsey Wilson Named Senior Vice President and General Manager, NPR Digital Media

» House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Bailout Agreement will be Reached when "It Is Right and Ready" on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Wednesday, September 24

» NPR News Poll of Voters in 14 Battleground States has McCain with Slight Lead Over Obama

» NPR News Interview with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Interview Airing on Morning Edition Tomorrow, Tuesday, September 23

» Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on the $700 Billion Bailout: "I Don't Understand What They Think They're Doing" Interview on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Monday, September 22

» NPR News "Election 2008" to Offer Live Debate Coverage, Post-Debate Analysis, On-Air and Online

» RNC Chairman Mike Duncan Addresses Negative Campaigning, Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin's Qualifications on NPR News Tell Me More Tomorrow

» NPR News Exclusive: Bush Administration Amplifying Efforts to Target Osama Bin Laden Before the Administration Leaves Office Military Operation in First Phase Along Afghanistan / Pakistan Border - Interview Airing on All Things Considered

» First Lady Laura Bush Discusses Importance of National Service, Returning to "Normal Life" After the White House on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Thursday, September 11

» Radiohead Concert Webcast and Podcast at NPR Music - Entire Show, Recorded Live at Santa Barbara Bowl, Available Beginning Monday, September 8 at Noon

August 2008

» NPR Raises the Bar in Pop Culture Blogosphere Bringing Diverse Audiences Entertaining News They Can Use

» The Wife of Senator Barack Obama Discussed Her Focus for Tonight as she Takes the Stage at the Democratic National Convention on NPR News All Things Considered, Today August 25, 2008

» NPR News Names Three as 2008-2009 Joan B. Kroc Fellows for Public Radio Journalism

» NPR News Exclusive: Cindy McCain's Half Sister Comes Forward, Talks About Their Estranged Relationship and Being Ignored by the Media

» Leroy Sievers, NPR Commentator and Blogger, Creator of Online Cancer Community "My Cancer," has Passed Away at the Age of 53 August 16

» NPR News Interviews Georgian UN Ambassador Irakli Alasania and Alexander Darchiev, Russia's Charge D'Affaires in Washington on NPR News' Day to Day Today, August 11

» NPR news has exclusive interview with Charles Ivins, brother of suspected antrhax killer Bruce Ivins.

» NPR News "Election 2008" to Provide Extensive Live Coverage On-Air and Online of Democratic and Republican National Conventions

» NPR Music Webcasts Randy Newman In Concert on August 5

» Senator Barack Obama Discusses Emergency Economic Plan, Responds to "Race Card" Remarks by McCain Campaign on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, August 1

July 2008

» PRI and NPR Announce Deal to Grow Public Interactive®, Public Media's Leading Web Services Company

» NPR Music Live Webcasting and Broadcasting Concerts from the Newport Folk Festival and JVC Jazz Festival Newport

» NPR Music Exclusively Webcasts, Podcasts Tom Waits In Concert

» General David Petraeus To revisit Troop Levels In Iraq Based On "Conditions," Measures Political Progress In Iraqi Government On NPR News' Morning Edition today, July 28

» NPR Statement on FCC Approval of Sirius/XM Merger

» NPR Launches Open API: New Programming Tool Enables Digital Media Users to Integrate and Share NPR News Content

» NPR News Program The Bryant Park Project to End Production

» NPR Music Live Webcasts Ten Concerts from WXPN'S 2008 XPoNential Music Festival in Camden, NJ, on Friday, July 11

» Reverend Jesse Jackson says Comments about Obama were "Pejorative and Embarrassing Personally," Argues "Broader Message" Needed for Black Community on NPR'S News & Notes, Today, Thursday, July 10

» Ted Koppel to Guest-Host NPR News' Talk of the Nation on Wednesday, July 9

» NPR News Advisory: Iraqi Negotiators Exploring Alternatives to Status of Forces Agreement

» NPR to Distribute Long-Running Live Performance Radio Show Mountain Stage with Larry Groce

» NPR News Receives Two 2008 RTNDA Edward R. Murrow Awards

» NPR News and Features Now Available on iPhones

June 2008

» NPR News Reports: U.S. Attorney May File Additional Indictments Against Bear Stearns Executives Dina Temple-Raston Reporting for NPR News Today, Friday, June 27

» MEDIA ADVISORY: Condoleezza Rice Talks with Weekend Edition Saturday Host Scott Simon About U.N. Resolution Classifying Sexual Assault As War Crime; Program Airs Tomorrow, Saturday, June 21

» NPR News Reports: Grand Jury Expected to Indict First Two Wall Street Executives in Mortgage Crisis Report Airing on NPR News Day To Day Today, Wednesday, June 18

» Governor Ted Strickland "Absolutely Not" Joining Obama Ticket if Asked. Interview Airing on NPR News All Things Considered, Tuesday, June 10

» NPR Music and WBGO to Live Webcast and Broadcast Jazz Concerts "Live at the Village Vanguard"

» NPR News "Election 2008" Offers Live On-Air and Online Coverage of the June 3 Primaries

May 2008

» Reaction to McClellan Book: Ari Fleischer, Former Press Secretary for President George W. Bush Says He's "Heartbroken" on NPR News Day To Day Today, Wednesday, May 28

» NPR News Exclusive: Bush Administration Considering Massive Marine Conservation Effort Report Airing in NPR News' All Things Considered, Interview with Correspondent John Nielsen onDay To Day Today, Friday, May 23

» David Axelrod Says Obama "Willing to Go More Than Half Way" on Compromise over Florida and Michigan Delegates on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Wednesday, May 21

» Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX) Pursues Legislation Designed to Battle Cancer with New Vigor on NPR News Day To Day Today, Wednesday, May 21

» NPR News' All Things Considered Continues Unprecedented Coverage of China Earthquake and Aftermath from Chengdu, May 19-23

» NPR News "Election 2008" Offers Live On-Air and Online Coverage of the May 20 Primaries

» NPR News Continues Investigations Into Treatment of Soldiers Suffering from PTSD on All Things Considered on Friday, May 16

» Admiral Timothy Keating Tells NPR News Morning Edition that Myanmar's Military Government has Given U.S. "Implicit Permission" to Provide Relief Supplies

» NPR News Documentary Examining Crime and Mental Health Problems at FEMA Trailer Park for Katrina Victims Honored with Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award

» NPR News May 13 Update on its Sichuan Earthquake Coverage: Robert Siegel, Melissa Block Travel to Hardest-hit Areas Northwest of Chengdu

» NPR News Update on its Sichuan Earthquake Coverage: Melissa Block on-location at Collapsed Middle School; Reporting Despite Police Intervention; Robert Siegel to Report from Collapsed Hospital

» NPR News Reporting From Epicenter of Earthquake in China's Sichuan Province

» All Things Considered Explores China's Future Through Its Different Generations with Reporting from Chengdu, May 19-23

» NPR News "Election 2008" Offers Live On-Air and Online Coverage of the May 6 Primaries

April 2008

» Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Discusses His New Book, Being A Part of the McCain Dream Ticket and His Eternal Gratitude Towards President George H.W. Bush on NPR News'Morning Edition Monday, April 28

» NPR News' "Election 2008" Offers Live On-Air and Online Coverage of Pennsylvania Primaries, April 22

» Senator Barack Obama Responds to Campaign Ad, Defends Second Amendment in D.C. Handgun Ban on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Monday, April 21

» Former President Jimmy Carter on his Recent Diplomatic Mission: "[The State Department] They Never Once Asked Me Not to Come" on NPR News' Morning Edition, Today, April 21

» Catholic Church Sexual Abuse Victims Who Met With Pope Benedict XVI at Private Meeting Today Speak to NPR After the Gathering on Updated Editions of NPR News All Things ConsideredToday, Thursday, April 17

» Dalai Lama Acknowledges Critics' Right to Protest, Laments Loss of Tibetan Culture Under Chinese Rule on NPR News Morning Edition Today, April 14

» NPR'S Talk of The Nation to Broadcast Live from the Newseum on April 8

» Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel Writes of Bearing Witness for "This I Believe" NPR Essay on All Things Considered, April 7

» NPR'S Irreverent News Quiz Show Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! Wins Peabody Award, Thanks Politicians, Newsmakers and Celebrities for Providing Fodder

» FAA Whistle-Blowers Charalambe "Bobby" Boutris and Doug Peters Speak Ahead of Congressional Testimony

» NPR News Marks 40th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Assassination with Special Reports on All Programs, April 3-April 11

» NPR News Reports: Rumor About Sexual Orientation May Have Led to Dismissal of Career Justice Department Attorney

March 2008

» Tift Merritt Performs Live and Takes Listener Calls on NPR News Talk of the Nation Thursday, March 20

» David Petraeus, Commanding General of the Multi-National Force in Iraq Discusses the Progress Being Made There, Troop Levels and the Strategy Behind "Sons of Iraq", on NPR News Day to DayToday, Tuesday, March 18

» NPR CEO to Depart

» NPR News Exclusive: His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Discusses Middle East Peace, Iraq Troop Withdrawal on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Thursday, March 6

» NPR Acquires 1111 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, D.C., for New Worldwide Headquarters

» NPR News "Election 2008" Offers Live On-Air and Online Coverage of the March 4 Primaries

February 2008

» NPR News Reports: Iraqi Court Sets Aside Conviction for U.S. Citizen Story Airing on All Things Considered Today, February 29

» NPR News' Larry Abramson and Marisa Penaloza Win Education Writers Association Award For 12-Part Series Chronicling a Baltimore High School's Efforts to Meet the Standards set by Law

» Bill Keller, New York Times Executive Editor, says Today's Front Page Article on McCain was "Not A Gotcha Story" on NPR News' All Things Considered, February 21

» NPR Music Marks Return to South by Southwest by Live Broadcasting and Webcasting Three Concerts

» Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) Discusses His Role as a Superdelegate and Says He Would Consider Voting Against His Constituents

» NASA's Dan Tani Contributes "This I Believe" NPR Essay from International Space Station onWeekend Edition Sunday, February 17

» NPR Podcast Directory Hits 617 Titles

» House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Questions Senate Democrats' Stimulus Package on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Wednesday, February 6

» Eric Schoomaker, Army Surgeon General, Denies Instructing Veterans' Affairs to Stop Assisting Injured Soldiers with Disability Paperwork; on NPR News' All Things Considered, Today, February 7

» NPR News to Reveal Internal Document Instructing Veterans' Affairs Staff to Stop Assisting Injured Soldiers with Disability Paperwork; on Morning Edition, February 7

» Response from Ken Stern, Chief Executive Officer, NPR, To Administration's Proposed Public Broadcasting Cuts in FY 2009 Budget

January 2008

» NPR News "Election 2008" Offers Seven Consecutive Hours of Live On-Air and Online Super Tuesday Coverage, February 5, 8:00PM-3:00AM (ET)

» NPR News Reports: Army Officials Instructed Veterans' Affairs Office to Stop Assisting Injured Soldiers in New York with Military Disability Paperwork

» NPR News Offers Live Multi-platform Coverage of the State of the Union Address, January 28

» Senator John Kerry says Electing Barack Obama as President "Would have a Powerful Message all Across the World" on NPR News Tell Me More Today, Wednesday, January 16

» NPR News Exclusive: FBI Counterterrorism Official Bassem Youssef says Inexperience and Lack of Arab Language Skills Hampering The War on Terror and Causing Civil Liberties Violations on NPR News All Things Considered Today, Friday, January 11

» NPR and South Carolina ETV Radio cancel live national Republican debate

» Political Strategist Karl Rove Reacts to New Hampshire Primary Results on NPR News Tell Me More

» Senator Hillary Clinton Asks Voters to Compare Results on NPR News Morning Edition Today, Monday, January 7

» RIAA President Discusses Recording Industry Position on Copying Music to Personal Computers on NPR News "Talk of the Nation" Thursday, January 3

» NPR News to Offer Eight Consecutive Hours of Live Iowa Caucus Coverage, January 3 Beginning 4:00pm (ET), On-Air and at NPR.org