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Alex Chadwick

Day to Day host Alex Chadwick

The millions of listeners who start and end their days with NPR News can now get an NPR News "fix" in the middle of the day. Day to Day is news with a twist. Smart, fun, fast -- it's NPR for people on the go.

Whether you're running errands, working or eating lunch, Day to Day keeps you up-to-date with major news stories and piques your interest with intriguing features. Day to Day is hosted by award-winning NPR correspondent Alex Chadwick and includes new as well as familiar NPR voices, station-based reporters, and contributors from a new content partner: the online publication Slate.

While NPR's headquarters are in Washington, D.C., Day to Day is produced at NPR West in Los Angeles. Reports are filed by NPR stations and by a worldwide network of NPR and freelance reporters. Andy Bowers, a senior editor at Slate and formerly a longtime NPR correspondent and producer, is also a member of the show's production staff. Each show features contributions from Slate reporters.

Contacting Day to Day
Listening to Day to Day on the Web
Music heard on Day to Day
Tapes and transcripts of Day to Day
Submissions to Day to Day
Contacting other NPR programs

Contacting Day to Day

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Listening to Day to Day on the Web

To listen online to all or part of an Day to Day broadcast, go to the Day to Day home page (available July 28, 2003). You'll find links to the most recent shows there, and the option to listen to the whole show or to individual segments.You can find answers to questions about listening to NPR audio on our audio help page.

For all earlier broadcasts, click "Previous Shows" on the right-hand navigation. From the calendar choose the day, month and year of a past show, and get a directory of all the reports and musical interludes on that show.

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Music Heard on Day to Day

To find the name and artist for a piece of music used between reports, visit the program listing for that day. You see the artist's name and the titles of music used in these interludes.

Information on these music pieces may not be listed the same day the pieces aired. If you do not find the information the same day, please return to the show directories in subsequent days to look for it.

Tapes and transcripts of Day to Day

For information on how to order tapes and transcripts of NPR stories, visit our Tapes and Transcripts page.

Submissions to Day to Day

STORY IDEAS -- We're always interested in hearing your suggestions for stories for NPR newsmagazines and newscasts. Please read our tips and get answers to frequently asked questions about how to suggest a story idea. You can send it by e-mail to daytoday@npr.org. Unfortunately, the volume of mail received makes it impossible to acknowledge each one personally. Remember to include "Story Idea" in the subject line of your message. Because of security concerns we are unable to open e-mails with attachments.

PRESS RELEASES - Please read our tips and get answers to frequently asked questions about how to submit a story idea.

Contacting other NPR programs

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If you have a question about something you heard on another NPR program, either write to the show directly, or call NPR Audience Services at 202-513-3232 between 10 AM to 5PM ET weekdays.