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NPR CEO Gary Knell Resigns

August 19, 2013 | 10:17 am

NPR CEO Gary Knell Resigns

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Gary E. Knell, president and CEO of National Public Radio, has announced he will resign this fall to assume the same titles at the National Geographic Society. NPR’s David Folkenflik is reporting that whoever takes Knell’s place will be the network’s “seventh acting or full-time CEO in (a) little over seven years.” Knell came to […]

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Listen to Talk of the Nation’s Neal Conan Sign Off

June 27, 2013 | 1:15 pm

Listen to Talk of the Nation’s Neal Conan Sign Off

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Five years ago, I was fortunate enough to spend six months on the staff of “Talk of the Nation,” the first three as an intern, the next three as a temporary assistant producer. I can say unequivocally that I have a career in journalism today because of what I learned there. Producing live radio is […]

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Should NPR Start an Online Dating Site?

February 14, 2013 | 8:55 am

Should NPR Start an Online Dating Site?

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Public radio listeners: make babies together! That was the slogan from Chicago‚Äôs public radio station WBEZ during a recent pledge drive. When I posted this plea to my Facebook page, multiple friends responded with this: Tell NPR to start an online dating site! Hmm, okay. I decided to play business consultant and find out if […]

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Mayor Quan on All Things Considered; We’ve Got the Extended Interview

November 9, 2011 | 5:32 pm

Mayor Quan on All Things Considered; We’ve Got the Extended Interview

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Martin Kaste’s interview with embattled Oakland Mayor Jean Quan aired this afternoon on All Things Considered. As with pretty much any interview, there’s more compelling material than what makes it into the broadcast. Kaste (and NPR) was kind enough to give us the complete interview. Have a listen to both below: via NPR And here’s […]

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KQED-FM’s First Manager: Launching NPR “Took A Lot of Doing”

May 4, 2011 | 3:10 pm

KQED-FM’s First Manager: Launching NPR “Took A Lot of Doing”

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Yesterday marked the 40th anniversary of NPR. But if the U.S. military had killed Osama bin Laden back then, many NPR stations would not have been able to bring you live coverage. In fact, they’d have had to wait for that day’s edition of “All Things Considered” to arrive by mail. It was called “bicycling”: […]

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January 11, 2011 | 2:52 pm

Pelican Bay, Today and Yesterday

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Somewhere far up the North Coast—well out of sight and out of mind for virtually all of us—is California’s Pelican Bay State Prison. It’s a facility built for the most violent, dangerous inmates in the state prison system. Many of the 3,300 prisoners there are in indefinite isolation. Pelican Bay’s in the news today because […]

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November 16, 2010 | 11:13 am

Video: Public Radio Rap

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Two people have now sent me this. That in itself wouldn’t necessarily dictate inclusion, but the fact is, it’s really good. One of our producers here said this guy’s about to get a free coffee mug from every public radio station in the country.

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