I'm 29, I'm living comfortably as an IT professional in New York City, but my dream is to work for NPR. I have a bachelor's in journalism and I was the music director at my college radio station...6 years ago. I have no connections, I have been out of radio production since college. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by orville sash
on Jan 18, 2009 -
NPR Filter: What is the story from This American Life about two newspaper journalists who compete to get a certain phrase in the newspaper? [more inside]
posted by NoraReed
on Jan 12, 2009 -
Can you help identify a short story read on NPR on or around x-mas day 2007, about a poor white family helping out a poor black family, probably out west, probably in the 1930s? [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Dec 24, 2008 -
How many people work at NPR inc. National Public Radio what is the total number of employees? I can't find the info in their annual reports.
posted by Paleoindian
on Dec 9, 2008 -
Anyone remember this segment?: A few years ago I heard a radio essay (probably on NPR) about the process of getting a country song written and recorded. The reporter wasn't a songwriter by trade, but he had written a silly-ish song for the purposes of trying to get it published. [more inside]
posted by pipti
on Nov 16, 2008 -
Help me download/stream (generally listen to
) the best NPR programming. [more inside]
posted by jckll
on Oct 14, 2008 -
About ten days ago I was listening to NPR in my car (KPCC in Pasadena, to be specific) and heard a hysterical piece on Great Britain's success at the Olympics. Help me find it! [more inside]
posted by kepano
on Aug 28, 2008 -
I'm looking for a company based in India, cited in a story I heard on NPR sometime in the past week or so, that handles a given number of Joe Consumer research queries per month for a flat fee. [more inside]
posted by blue andrea
on Jul 25, 2008 -
NPR or PRI story- About a year ago, I heard a story in which the narrator was attempting to find his long lost baby sitter- a woman named Susan or Sharon?! It seemed like a TAL type story but I don't believe it was Ira Glass.
Sadly I missed the ending and have been searching for it ever since. Has anyone heard of the story?
posted by rlm-job
on Jun 16, 2008 -
Help me find a book about a Chinese businessman mentioned on NPR for my Dad! [more inside]
posted by rmless
on Apr 30, 2008 -
What radio stations do you turn to while the NPR stations' pledge drives go on and on an on? I'm a KUOW listening with KPLU as a backup and this week both are begging. I need suggestions for listening between 6 and 9 am.
posted by susandennis
on Apr 7, 2008 -
Lately NPR podcasts such as Fresh Air
, Wait, Wait...
, and All Songs Considered
have been acting wonky with multiple files of the same podcast, often incomplete, showing up in my podcatcher. I subscribe via Google Reader and dL files manually to my player, and have tried un- and then resubscribing to the feeds, but to no avail. Is it NPR's problem or an RSS issue on my end? I haven't been able to find any notices regarding service issues on the NPR sites.
posted by Alvy Ampersand
on Apr 3, 2008 -
NPR-story-with-little-to-go-on-filter: Several years ago, I heard a radio story involving a tribal election in which one candidate was represented as being for re-investing funds in the tribe, while another was for direct payments to tribe members. An tribe member, interviewed, said he'd vote for the latter, although even he didn't think it was best for the tribe or for him in the long term -- because he wanted the cash. [more inside]
posted by amtho
on Mar 18, 2008 -
They have a guy on NPR sometimes who gives these brief (maybe under 15 minutes?) meditations on some topic or another, and he has a fun Slavic accent, and sort of a gruff but friendly voice. Also, I have this impression that he lives in NYC. I wonder what his name is. I always seem to turn NPR on in the middle of his shtik and don't catch his name. Does anyone know who I'm talking about?
posted by evariste
on Nov 14, 2007 -
I heard a story on NPR some time ago, and am having no luck finding it now. It was about a man, possibly a professor of architecture, who taught students how to mindfully walk and study the suburban landscape. Who was this person? [more inside]
posted by jquinby
on Oct 10, 2007 -
I want to find the name of a company I heard about on NPR. They sell framed words made out of photographs of things that look like letters. [more inside]
posted by anonymous78
on Sep 14, 2007 -
How can I figure out a musical interlude I heard this morning on Weekend America? [more inside]
posted by msali
on Sep 1, 2007 -
What are your recommendations for good radio programs? I need something online to listen to while I clean house. [more inside]
posted by jennyjenny
on Jun 24, 2007 -
Why do people's voices on NPR sound so dramatically different from those on any other radio station? [more inside]
posted by kaytwo
on Feb 19, 2007 -
Mrs. Lester played Laura Mirsch's essay called 'The Dog Who Loved to Suck on Toads
' for the first time last night. It's a great piece, but my bullshit detector went off immediately. How likely is this to actually happen? Have any dog owning mefis had had problems with dogs being addicted to other substances?
posted by lester's sock puppet
on Jan 1, 2007 -
Trying to track down a town where a resident makes Christmas-light star decorations for the roof of every house in the town. Vaguely remembered details from an NPR story inside. [more inside]
posted by mikepop
on Dec 7, 2006 -
"This American Life" filter: a story about traveling to a city in Peru or Ecuador, and being overwhelmed by swarms of horrible insects. I caught part of this broadcast a couple of years ago. It could have been any time between 2001 and 2005. I would like to find out the date of broadcast, the name of the city & country where the events occurred, and the kind of insect that caused the problem.
posted by Araucaria
on Oct 16, 2006 -
This American Life
has at least a dozen instrumentals that they use over and over as background music. The Happy Flute Song, the Things Are Kind of Tense Song, and so on. I've really grown to like many of them, but I cannot identify any of them. Can TAL fans identify any of the standard music beds?
posted by waldo
on Oct 15, 2006 -
I'm searching for a radio program that aired on NPR about nine months ago. Clues are inside. [more inside]
posted by mike_bling
on Oct 2, 2006 -
Is there any place I can download or purchase the complete NPR broadcast of the SantaLand Diaries, read by David Sedaris? [more inside]
posted by ducksauce
on Dec 1, 2005 -
Where can I download National Public Radio's All Things Considered or Morning Edition in MP3 format? I was doing this as an Audible subscriber, but they discontinued it. I have searched for podcasts, and of course the NPR site and can't find anything. I have a computer program that records the broadcasts from the NPR website, but in real time, which takes forever. Also, just out of curiosity, does anyone know why Audible stopped doing this? Thanks
posted by rabbus
on Aug 8, 2005 -
"Kids are less likely to do drugs if you ask them where they are going, what time they are going to return, and if adults will be present." [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Jul 19, 2005 -
AudioTheatreFilter: I was an avid listener of SciFi.com's Seeing Ear Theatre
, but the site has been stagnant for years and I've finally decided it's time to move on. So what's out there in online radio/audio drama? [more inside]
posted by nelleish
on Jul 15, 2005 -
RadioFilter: A friend told me she heard a segment on country music's popularity in Ethiopia on WNYC (820 AM, public radio in New York) this morning. Despite searching the websites of every show they aired, I cannot find audio or any mention of the segment. Did anyone else catch this, and if so, can you help me find it?
posted by realcountrymusic
on Jul 13, 2005 -
I would like help with the identify of a song I heard on NPR a few years ago.
It was something of a "metasong" with lyrics stating the part of the song currently being sung. Such as "this is the bridge" and "Here comes the chorus".
I would like to hear this song again.
posted by Axandor
on Jun 27, 2005 -
A few years ago, I heard a reading on the radio of a writers account of her correspondence with a group of teens that would invade her house while she was away. I believe it was on NPR. [more inside]
posted by Yorrick
on Jun 26, 2005 -
I want to listen to NPR (esp. All Things Considered
) on my OS10.3 Mac, but the only options they give are Real and Windows Media. I don't want to install any bloated spyware (read: RealPlayer or Windows Media Player) on my sweet sweet aluminum baby, so what kind of good, lightweight, and free player can I find that will let me play one or the other of those formats?
posted by The Michael The
on May 6, 2005 -