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WBEZ staffers celebrate the end of their pledge drive, 10 days and 64 hours later. (Not to be overlooked is the whiteboard in the corner that reads 'MEMBERS ARE SO COOL'.) screenshot from WBEZ video hide caption

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As part of the Prison Time Project, NCPR reported on the Moriah Shock Prison, near Port Henry, NY, which was slated to close but was saved by support of the local community. Natasha Haverty/NCPR hide caption

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The televised public forum featured a panel of experts and leaders. (l-r) Dr. Preston Wiles, Medical Director of the UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Autism Center; Texas State Rep. Garnet Coleman; Lee Cullum, KERA host and panel moderator; Vanita Halliburton, President and CEO of the Grant Halliburton Foundation; and Matt Roberts, President of Mental Health America of Dallas. Courtesy of The Dallas Morning News hide caption

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WUNC 70's Beer: North Carolina Public Radio brewed their thanks in the late 70's with WUNC brew. It was brewed by a former program director, guaranteed to be "fun-raising" and labeled at 91.5% pure (the station frequency). Keith Weston/WUNC hide caption

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NPR Editorial Assistant Laura Lee takes and screens calls during a live broadcast of Talk of the Nation. Look just above Lee's head to see Neal Conan in the hosting chair on the other side of the glass. Katie Burk/NPR hide caption

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WNYC staff in generator-powered newsroom watch President Obama speaking from the White House about Sandy. (L-R) Reporter Brigid Bergin, Brian Lehrer, producer Javier Guzman (back to camera), host Richard Hake, host Lance Luckey, and VP-News Jim Schachter. WNYC hide caption

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Christopher Hamsher, of Ontario, Oregon, lost his job recently. "I went ahead and opened my big mouth," says Hamsher. After overhearing a colleague speak ill of him Hamsher confronted him and was reported by a co-worker. He says because of the store's zero tolerance harassment policy, he was let go immediately. Now Hamsher is collecting social security and working for meals at a local bar. John Rosman/OPB hide caption

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