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NPR confronts Hillary Clinton over former gay marriage opposition

In an interview with NPR's Terry Gross, former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton finds herself confronted with a part of her past she might rather forget, namely her former opposition to gay marriage.

NPR names new chief executive

Washington - The US public radio organization National Public Radio has named a new chief executive who will begin at the organization in July.

Op-Ed: No propaganda, Voice of America need not fear reform bill

Washington - Mismanagement by senior executives threatens journalistic independence of Voice of America (VOA) much more than the bipartisan bill in Congress designed to reform U.S. international media outreach. There will be no government propaganda from VOA.

NPR's Andy Carvin: Distant Witness Special

NPR's Andy Carvin is redefining how news is disseminated, distributed, shared, and consumed. His new book details how social media was used to report events in the Arab World in 2011, and more broadly, how technology is changing news reporting.

'Million Puppet March' in support of PBS only draws hundreds

Washington - The “Million Puppet March” drew far less than it had hoped for Saturday when hundreds of supporters of PBS and NPR marched in Washington. The purpose of the event was to show the importance of public media.

Sorry, Abigael: NPR apologizes to frustrated 'Bronco Bamma' girl

Fort Collins - NPR apologized on Wednesday to 4-year-old Abigael Evans, after learning that one of their reports on the 2012 election drove little Abigael to tears.

CBC Radio's WireTap animation contest still open for submission

Toronto - Frequent listeners of CBC Radio and America's National Public Radio may already be familiar with the hilarious droll humanistic stylings from the pen/mike of Johnathan Goldstein. now you can submit a toon and get in on the fun.

GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch on libertarians: 'I despise these people'

Salt Lake City - Longtime Republican Utah Senator Orrin Hatch doesn't like libertarians. Although the future of the Republican Party may depend on the principles of libertarianism, Hatch believes they're "radical" and he's "doggone offended by it."

GOP-led House of Representatives votes to eliminate NPR funding

When a selectively edited tape was released showing a NPR fund-raising executive making disparaging remarks about Republicans and Tea Party supporters, the Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives voted to eliminate financial support for NPR.

NPR lays out its case for no cuts in federal funding

Washington - In a keynote speech at the National Press Club on Monday, NPR's president and CEO called government funding of public radio a "critical cornerstone," noting proposed government cuts to public broadcasting could have serious effects for many listeners.

Oral sex the leading cause of oral cancer in the U.S.

It may be tough for some to believe considering the amount of deaths caused each year by substances such as tobacco, alcohol and air pollution. However, recent studies show that oral sex causes an overwhelming percentage of oral cancer in the U.S.

Op-Ed: Juan Williams a Liberal who got mugged

Frank Rizzo, the two term mayor of Philadelphia, once said that "a conservative is a liberal who got mugged the night before". Juan Williams got mugged by his own kind this past week.

Former NPR analyst Williams gets $2 million Fox News contract

Washington - Former NPR news analyst Juan Williams has landed a new three-year $2 million contract with Fox News after he made his disparaging comments about Muslims earlier this week on Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor.

NPR fires Juan Williams after ‘nervous’ Muslim remarks

Washington - NPR announced on Thursday it has fired longtime news analyst Juan Williams after he made disparaging comments on Fox News about Muslims.

Humorist Garrison Keillor hospitalized after suffering stroke Special

On September 9, Garrison Keillor, beloved humorist and creator of National Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion suffered a mild stroke.

Epitaph for a Mob Boss, Gennaro "Jerry" Angiulo Dead at 90

Colorful in public, ruthless and murderous in private, former Boston Mafia boss Gennaro Angiulo died this past Saturday of renal failure due to kidney disease. He was 90. For those of you unfamiliar with "The Underboss," you're about to get an education.

The New York Times exploring alternative business models

The New York Times looks to survive the recession and climb out of the $1 billion in debt it now carries. The company grapples with charging for web access and using non-profit assistance models.

Axelrod Down Plays Influence On Obama And Slams Miss California

In the Hot Seat on NPR's "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" program, White House senior adviser David Axelrod, bushes off questions about his influence over President Obama and makes a joke at Carrie Prejean’s expense.

Justice Dept. Seeks To Void Former Sen. Ted Stevens' Conviction

In a recent article by NPR now posted on Drudge, the Justice Department asked a federal judge to drop all charges against Stevens due to prosecutorial misconduct. No new trial is sought. Stevens was convicted by a jury of seven counts of lying last fall.

Roxana's Parents To Go To Iran, Authorities 'Speeding Up' Release

An AP report confirms that Roxana Saberi's parents will be leaving for Iran next Monday. Fox News also reports that Roxana's father, Reza Saberi, has received word that Iranian authorities are working to speed up her release from Evin prison.

Iran definitely detains US journalist Roxana Saberi

Roxana Saberi, a US journalist who files reports for the BBC, National Public Radio and Fox News, was definitely arrested in Iran, her father Reza told National Public Radio today. The Iranian Women's Prison system is infamous for its abuses.

Former NPR Reporter David Malakoff Busted On Kiddie Porn Charges

Former NPR reporter David Malakoff has been charged in a child porn case. The science editor and correspondent for NPR resigned last June about the same time he was charged with possessing child pornography.

NPR Broadens Morning Programming

National Public Radio NPR tries to woe the 25-44 set by broadening morning programming.
 

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