College Became the Default. Let’s Rethink That.

Imagine a world that gave high schoolers more options.

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‘On Being’ Is Leaving Public Radio for a Podcast Future

Krista Tippett, the host of the popular podcast about big questions, is striking out on her own.

#minnesota-public-radio, #national-public-radio, #on-being-radio-program, #podcasts, #radio, #tippett-krista

Parents Relying on Ukraine Surrogates Desperately Seek Their Newborns

The Russian invasion has disrupted a thriving hub of legal commercial surrogacy. Some couples are risking trips into the war zone to get their children.

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Sotomayor and Gorsuch Address Reports of Conflicts Over Masks

Justice Sonia Sotomayor, who has diabetes, has been participating in Supreme Court arguments remotely. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch, her seatmate, is the only member of the court who does not wear a mask.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gorsuch-neil-m, #national-public-radio, #sotomayor-sonia, #supreme-court-us, #totenberg-nina, #vaccination-and-immunization

Donald Trump’s Vanity Is Still Holding America Hostage

A country is held hostage by a former president’s vanity.

#internal-sub-only-nl, #national-public-radio, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Trump Ends NPR Interview After Challenges to False Fraud Claim

Former President Donald J. Trump abruptly ended the interview after a lengthy back-and-forth over his claims of widespread election fraud.

#inskeep-steve, #midterm-elections-2022, #national-public-radio, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #stahl-lesley, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

Petra Mayer, Books Editor for NPR and ‘Resident Nerd,’ Dies at 46

Ms. Mayer reported on Comic-Con and contributed to Book Concierge, NPR’s literary recommendation tool. She gravitated toward science fiction, romance and fantasy.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #national-public-radio, #petra-mayer, #radio

Carlos Watson, Co-founder of Ozy Media, Resigns From NPR Board

The development is latest following reports in The New York Times questioning Ozy’s business practices.

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Why You Might Not Be Returning to the Office Until Next Year

After the Delta variant disrupted plans to reopen after Labor Day, many businesses pushed their targets further out or left them open-ended.

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Neal Conan, Who Talked (and Listened) to the Nation on NPR, Dies at 71

In a broadcasting career that began when he was 17, he was a producer, editor and news director — and a voice listeners trusted.

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Ed Ward, Rock Critic and Historian, Is Dead at 72

His reviews for Crawdaddy, Rolling Stone and Creem were admired. But his tough criticism at The Austin American-Statesman inspired a “Dump Ed Ward” movement.

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The Women of NPR, When NPR Was a Start-Up

Lisa Napoli’s “Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie” follows four reporters who helped make the scrappy nonprofit into an American institution.

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The 4 Great Migrations

America as we have come to know it is most likely a thing of the past.

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Public Radio Group Criticizes New York Times Over ‘Caliphate’ Correction

A letter signed by executives at 26 stations carrying “The Daily” accuses The Times of ethical lapses. A high-level Times editor acknowledges mistakes.

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Trump Aide Insists U.S. Will Reduce Forces in Afghanistan to 2,500 Troops

The national security adviser, Robert C. O’Brien, reiterated a plan to draw down troops to 2,500 by early 2021, sidestepping President Trump’s call for a Christmas exit.

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Geoffrey Nunberg, Expert on How Language Works, Dies at 75

A widely respected linguist, he found popularity beyond academia with appearances on NPR and books like the intriguingly titled “Going Nucular.”

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #english-language, #fresh-air-radio-program, #language-and-languages, #national-public-radio, #nunberg-geoffrey, #writing-and-writers

Richard Hake, Longtime WNYC Radio Reporter and Host, Dies at 51

Mr. Hake produced and created live radio feature segments that focused on breaking news, culture and artistic sound portraits.

#deaths-obituaries, #national-public-radio, #new-york-city, #new-york-public-radio, #news-and-news-media, #radio, #richard-hake, #wnyc

NPR Cuts Executive Pay as Corporate Sponsors’ Payments Fall

The chief executive of the radio and podcasting giant said he hoped to avoid layoffs.

#executive-compensation, #lansing-john, #national-public-radio, #public-broadcasting, #radio, #wages-and-salaries