All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘NPR’

Nikki Giovanni Remembers the Incredible Maya Angelou

Poet, author and professor Nikki Giovanni remembered the renowned poet and activist Maya Angelou — who died Wednesday at her home — during an NPR broadcast Thursday. “I don’t know anybody, and I really don’t, who has gotten as much out of life as Maya Angelou,” Giovanni told NPR’s Michel Martin. Giovanni said Angelou never shared much about her past, …

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Neko Case Did A “Tiny Desk Concert” In A Gorilla Suit

Neko Case has a staggering talent. The writer/musician counts some pretty loyal people among her fans, because we all know how hard she works just so we can listen to her describe how we’re feeling at any given moment. It’s like she’s psychic, and her music reaches us at just the right moment in our lives. Aside from all that, …

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NPR Buyouts: Plan To Cut Staff By 10%

NPR announced on Friday that it will attempt to reduce its staff by about 10% through voluntary buyouts, in order to balance the budget. NPR is a very popular source of news and entertainment for many people, and it is sad to hear of news like this. Hopefully people will not have to miss out on too many of their …

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NPR’s Scott Simon Is Live-Tweeting His Mom’s Final Days, and It’s Heartbreakingly Beautiful

NPR’s Scott Simon is currently doing something that some may call inappropriate, and others may call brave. Whatever the case, it’s inarguably fascinating, and at times heartbreaking. Simon is currently live-tweeting what seem to be his mother’s final days as she lies in an ICU bed. Between tweets praising the ICU nursing staff, lamenting missed opportunities, and doling out incredible …

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Claire Danes Gets Backlash For Bipolar Comments

Claire Danes has a reputation for playing quirky characters–she got her big break on the teen drama “My So-Called Life”, playing a high-schooler looking for a place to fit in–and isn’t afraid to tackle roles that might be a bit outside the box for some actors. For instance, she played autistic doctor Temple Grandin in a film about her life. …

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NPR’s “Car Talk” Hosts Retire, Twitter Reacts

For the longest time, whenever my family and I have gone on vacations and trips, on Saturday mornings, my dad has always wanted the radio turned to NPR for Car Talk, a talk show (hosted by National Public Radio) where listeners from all around America call in with their car conundrums and ask “Click and Clack” (Tom and Ray Magliozzi) …

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NPR and TED Launch a New Radio Show

National Public Radio announced today that it will launch a new radio program later this month based on the TED conferences. TED, which stands for technology, entertainment, and design, holds conferences around the world that feature enlightening lectures of under 18 minutes from the foremost scholars and entrepreneurs in the world. Videos of these lectures, dubbed TED Talks, have become …

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Google’s Privacy Approach With Danny Sullivan and NPR

Google’s new privacy policy has been the topic of some discussion — although, perhaps not as much as expected — as their new multi-platform approach resulted in the creation of one privacy policy to rule them all, much like Sauron’s ring, but this time, without the overt use of the all-seeing Tower eye. While Google may in fact be omniscient, …

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