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Chloe Veltman

Correspondent, Culture Desk

Chloe Veltman is a correspondent on NPR's Culture Desk.

From her base in San Francisco where she has lived for more than 20 years, Veltman covers a wide array of cultural news and trends, with a specialty in stories at the intersection of climate change and culture, and stories about the impact of technology on the cultural landscape.

Before joining NPR in July 2022, Veltman worked for a couple of member stations. She was an arts and culture reporter and senior arts editor at KQED in San Francisco, and launched and led the arts and culture bureau at Colorado Public Radio in Denver.

Veltman's foray into public media grew out of her work as an award-winning print journalist and podcaster. Before winning a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford University in 2011, she was the Bay Area's culture columnist for The New York Times and the founder, and host and executive producer of VoiceBox, a weekly podcast/radio show and live events series all about the human voice.

Being a voice nerd, Veltman loves to sing. She has an annoying habit of making up jingles about her cat, Mishka.

Veltman came to the U.S. as a grad student and has lived here ever since. When NPR offered her the job, she said she was "exceedingly chuffed" — (translation: "totally stoked") — proving the old adage that you can take the girl out of England but you can't take England out of the girl.

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Thursday

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Dickey Betts was a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. He's pictured on May 19, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Webster PR hide caption

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Ethiopian singer Muluken Melesse. Muluken Melesse Family hide caption

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Ethiopian singer Muluken Melesse dies at 73

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Saturday

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Activists from Extinction Rebellion, left and center, protest during a performance of An Enemy of the People on Broadway, starring Jeremy Strong, right. Extinction Rebellion NYC hide caption

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Extinction Rebellion NYC

'We want to help': Why climate activists are trying something new

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Saturday

An AT&T store in New York. The telecommunications company said Saturday that a data breach has compromised the information tied to 7.6 million current customers. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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Thursday

Visitors look at the artwork "The Matter of Time" by US artist Richard Serra during the presentation of the "25 Years of the Museum Collection" exhibition on the 25th anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in the Spanish Basque city of Bilbao on Oct. 18, 2022. Ander Gillenea/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Photos: Remembering Richard Serra, a world-renowned 'poet' of metals

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Wednesday

Looking back on the life and legacy of sculptor Richard Serra

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Sunday

What's behind the so-called 'hologram' celebrity concerts

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David Johnson in 2023 with one of his photographs, "Clarence," at an award luncheon at UC Berkeley honoring the photographer. Peg Skorpinski hide caption

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Photographer David Johnson, who chronicled San Francisco's Black culture, dies at 97

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Friday

Shigeichi Negishi, the Japanese entrepreneur who invented the first-ever karaoke machine, died at 100 on Jan. 26. cookelman/Getty Images hide caption

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Karaoke inventor Shigeichi Negishi dies at 100

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Just because your favorite singer is dead doesn't mean you can't see them 'live'

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A look at this year's Razzies winners

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Friday

Does climate change exist? And does a character know it? The Oscar-nominated films Nyad, left, Mission: Impossible — Dead Reckoning Part One and Barbie met the criteria for a new challenge inspired by the famous Bechdel Test. Liz Parkinson/Netflix; Christian Black/Paramount Pictures and Skydance; Warner Bros. Pictures hide caption

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There's a new 'Climate Reality Check' test — these 3 Oscar-nominated features passed

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Eugénie (Juliette Binoche) and Dodin Bouffant (Benoît Magimel) in The Taste of Things. Stéphanie Branchu/IFC Films hide caption

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Entrée du port (Entrance to the Port), a previously unknown mural discovered at Paul Cezanne's childhood home in Aix-en-Provence Ville d'Aix-en-Provence / Philippe Biolatto hide caption

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Margaret Qualley and Geraldine Viswanathan in Drive Away Dolls. Working Title / Focus Features hide caption

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Tuesday

Props and sets are available to rent at EcoSet in Los Angeles. It's a resource for the creative industry that implements zero waste practices on productions and events. Tracy Nguyen for NPR hide caption

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How Hollywood art directors are working to keep their sets out of the landfill

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Saturday

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Actor and former NFL player Carl Weathers has died at 76

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Saturday

Billie Eilish at the 32nd Environmental Media Association (EMA) Awards Gala in Los Angeles, Oct. 8 2022. The pop star is flanked by her mother Maggie Baird (left) and EMA CEO Debbie Levin. Amy Sussman/Getty Images for Environmental Media Association hide caption

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