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NPR&#39;s Carl Kasell Dead at 84
'Signature Voice
of NPR' Dead at 84

'Signature Voice of NPR' Dead at 84

Carl Kasell died of complications from Alzheimer's disease

(Newser) - Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to Morning Edition and later his wit to Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! has died, the AP reports. He was 84. NPR said Kasell died Tuesday from complications from Alzheimer's disease in Potomac, Maryland. He retired...

NPR's Top Editor Resigns in Sex Misconduct Scandal

2 women say incidents happened while he was at 'NYT'; one woman is a current NPR employee

(Newser) - In the wake of Harvey Weinstein news , NPR's news chief is the latest to come under fire for alleged past sexual misconduct—and he's now stepped down from his post. Michael Oreskes, 63, resigned Wednesday, per the AP , after two women told the Washington Post about incidents in...

Accidental NPR Post Has People Clamoring for 'Ramona'

Turns out, Ramona is a baby, not a cat

(Newser) - Monday was a grim day to be reading the news, but an accidental post on NPR's Facebook account turned out to be a big exception. It's deleted now, but the Daily Dot recounts: “Ramona is given new toy: Smiles, examines for 20 seconds, discards," it began....

Declaration of Independence Riles Some Trump Supporters

NPR tweeted the entire document, which confused some

(Newser) - NPR marked the Fourth of July by tweeting the entire Declaration of Independence, but it seems some Twitter users didn't recognize what they were reading. The AP reports the broadcaster tweeted out the words of the declaration line-by-line Tuesday. Some of the founders' criticisms of King George III were...

A Shockingly Tragic End to Neonatal Nurse&#39;s Pregnancy
A Healthy Baby, a Tragic
Twist for Her Mom

A Healthy Baby, a Tragic Twist for Her Mom

Lauren Bloomstein died from childbirth complications, and her US case isn't unusual

(Newser) - Pregnant at 33, New Jersey's Lauren Bloomstein was excited to soon welcome her first baby into the world. But in a joint effort by ProPublica and NPR , Nina Martin and Renee Montagne document how things went terribly wrong on Oct. 1, 2011—the day Bloomstein's daughter, Hailey Anne,...

The Inmate Who Upended the US Prison System
From 'Politicized
Prisoner' to
Inmate Hero

From 'Politicized Prisoner' to Inmate Hero

NPR details the story of Martin Sostre, whose prison activism is legendary

(Newser) - Reporter Joseph Shapiro first met Martin Sostre after New York's governor granted the inmate clemency in 1976. The prisoner's story sparked a lifelong interest in prison activism for Shapiro, who documents for NPR his search for the long-disappeared Sostre. Shapiro dives into the early life of the self-described...

2016 Is &#39;the Worst&#39;? That&#39;s a First-World Problem
2016 Is 'the Worst'?
That's a First-World Problem

2016 Is 'the Worst'? That's a First-World Problem

Seriously, was everything really that bad? Sam Sanders gives his take on NPR

(Newser) - With the bookends of David Bowie dying and the deaths of Carrie Fisher and mom Debbie Reynolds —and Prince, George Michael, Brexit, and a contentious US election in between—Sam Sanders admits he, like many others, has taken to calling 2016 "the worst." But Sanders writes for...

NPR Photographer Killed in Afghanistan

He's first non-military US journalist killed in 15-year war

(Newser) - NPR is mourning veteran photojournalist David Gilkey, who has become the first American journalist outside the military to be killed in almost 15 years of US involvement in Afghanistan. Gilkey, 50, was killed alongside 38-year-old Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna when their vehicle was hit by shellfire as they traveled in...

'Take Your Kid to Work Day' Causes Dead Air at NPR

'Junior journalist' got to the control panel

(Newser) - In a development nobody could possibly have seen coming, "Take Your Child to Work Day" briefly caused chaos at NPR on Thursday when a group of kids got near a control panel. In an email seen by Gawker , an engineer explains that some stations had more than a minute...

'Lady, You Better Get a Gun': How the Anita Hill Story Broke

Clarence Thomas' 1991 scandal proved frightening for NPR's Nina Totenberg

(Newser) - Conservatives are already critcizing HBO's upcoming Confirmation, a film debuting Saturday that documents the sexual harassment claims that rocked Clarence Thomas' 1991 Supreme Court confirmation hearings. Nina Totenberg, the NPR reporter who first broke the story of accuser Anita Hill , now reveals in a podcast that although she'...

Beloved NPR Reporter Dead at Age 66

Craig Windham died of a pulmonary embolism in North Carolina

(Newser) - NPR has lost one of its most familiar voices. Craig Windham, an award-winning reporter who anchored newscasts and covered a variety of subjects, died Sunday of a pulmonary embolism at age 66, NPR reports. He apparently had ongoing health issues and was visiting North Carolina to see his brother when...

NPR's Diane Rehm Signing Off in 2016

Former stay-at-home mom retiring after hosting her own show for nearly 40 years

(Newser) - NPR's Diane Rehm is known as a civil voice of reason that may be harder to find after next year: The 79-year-old public-radio host is retiring in 2016 after the presidential election, the New York Times reports. "After a long and remarkable career as host of The Diane ...

Woody Allen: I Thought Soon-Yi Would Just Be a Fling
Woody: I Thought Soon-Yi
Would Just Be a Fling

Woody: I Thought Soon-Yi Would Just Be a Fling

Usually reticent director dishes on wife, insecurities, 'sensible' life in NPR interview

(Newser) - It's weird to be fascinated listening to someone describe a totally boring life. But when that someone is the reclusive Woody Allen, it's easy to get sucked in by details that are usually hard to come by. In an interview with NPR , the 79-year-old director elaborates on his...

Snobby NPR Listeners Wrong About Kim Kardashian

She appeared on 'Wait, Wait,' and outrage ensued

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian appeared on NPR's comedy news show Wait, Wait ... Don't Tell Me! last weekend, and listeners revolted. Or as Jay Hathaway at Gawker puts it, they "balled up their canvas tote bags and fired off angry emails to ombudsman Elizabeth Jensen." Hundreds of angry emails,...

For NPR's Rehm, Right-to-Die Debate Is Personal

Host wades into debate after her husband was forced to starve himself to death

(Newser) - Diane Rehm is a distinctive voice beloved by the 2.6 million people who listen to her NPR show. She's also made the ethically precarious choice to become a voice in the right-to-die debate, and it's personal: As the Washington Post reports, the 78-year-old Rehm ran smack into...

NPR&#39;s &#39;Car Talk&#39; Guru Dead at 77
 NPR's 'Car Talk' 
 Guru Dead at 77 

NPR's 'Car Talk' Guru Dead at 77

Tom Magliozzi was one-half of the 'Tappet brothers'

(Newser) - Tom Magliozzi, better known as the elder half of the so-called "Tappet brothers" on NPR's long-running and beloved Car Talk, died today of complications of Alzheimer's, the station confirms . He was 77. Like Ray Magliozzi, his co-host and younger brother by a dozen years, Magliozzi had an...

'Syrian Electronic Army' Hacks NPR

Group said to back Assad

(Newser) - Several NPR sites and Twitter feeds were hacked last night; visitors saw a message saying "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here," the Two-Way blog reports. "We will not say why we attacked @NPR ... They know the reason and that enough #SEA #Syria," read a tweet from the...

NPR's Talk of the Nation to End After 21 Years

Afternoon call-in show will go off the air in June

(Newser) - NPR mainstay Talk of the Nation is going off the air in June after 21 years. The nation's bigger NPR stations thought the afternoon call-in format had grown stale and agitated for something newsier, reports the New York Times . They'll get an expanded version of the show Here ...

NPR's 'Car Talk' Ending Its Ride

Tom and Ray Magliozzi calling it quits after 25 years

(Newser) - Oh tragedy of radio tragedies: The brothers behind "Car Talk," NPR's much-beloved (and, incidentally, most popular) program, have decided to slip the car into park and turn off the engine for good. Tom and Ray Magliozzi today announced that their final new episode of the Saturday morning...

NPR Running in the Red, Considers Cuts

Corporate sponsors decline, endangering Tell Me More show

(Newser) - One of NPR's main sources of funding—corporate underwriting—has declined steeply this year, and the organization is considering staff and programming cuts, reports the Washington Post . The daily Tell Me More, aimed at minorities, could be the first to go, insiders tell the newspaper. The nonprofit NPR has...

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