NPR

For better science, give lab primates companions

An increasing number of medical labs are housing primates in cages with other monkeys, reports NPR. This is part of an effort to improve living …

Science

NPR Questions Trump National LA's $5 Million To Charity

From GEOFF SHACKELFORD.COM<p><b>National Public Radio</b> reporter <b>Tom Dreisbach</b> and the "Embedded" team explained his inquiry into <b>Trump National LA's</b> website claim that it has given $5 million to charitable causes (thanks reader <b>Carl</b>).<p>Now, the $800,000 that NPR was able to account for is a pretty nice number …

Golf

We asked Puerto Ricans about their future plans. Many want to stay and rebuild. | Public Radio International

“I need to help, and I need to be part of this rebuilding.”<p>— Gabriel Rodriguez, production and creative director at an advertising agency, San Juan resident

Radio Industry

These Disney Hotels Are Now Pet-Friendly

For the first time ever, dogs are welcome at four resorts at Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney Company

Santa Rosa Radio: Inside The Fire Zone

WINE COUNTRY RADIO Alternative KSXY (THE 101)/SANTA ROSA PD DRAY LOPEZ checks in with an update on the devastation in the NORTHERN CALIFORNIA …

Santa Rosa

Some Interesting Facts You Should Know About Nepal

Some interesting facts about Nepal - a small Himalayan country with unique traditions, diverse geography, and historic significance.<p>Ah, Nepal! I just …

Mount Everest

Embarrassing: NPR Insists a Gateway for Russian Hackers No Longer Underwrites NPR

<p>Liz Harrington at the Washington Free Beacon reports that NPR isn't as hostile to Russian hacking as other liberal media outlets. They told the …

Conservative View

INTERN BLOG: I WAS ON AIR!

Friday October 6th was College Radio Day.<p>In honor of the day, the interns all sent in airchecks of themselves on their own college radio stations... …

Radio Industry

Wine Not? Promotion Spills Into Editorial Newsletter

NPR's recent announcement of a new wine club (a bottle of "All Grapes Considered" Malbec, anyone?) garnered largely positive reaction on social media and in the press. But a decision to market the club through an NPR email newsletter that originates in the newsroom left some with a sour taste.<p>When …

Marketing

Listen To What American Diplomats in Cuba Heard During Those Crazy Sonic Attacks

This high-pitched noise may be responsible for a string of bizarre incidents and injuries.<p>Olivier Douliery/Sipa USA via AP<p>After months of …

Cuba

NPR | Got a confidential news tip for NPR?

At NPR, we welcome your news tips. Here’s a guide to getting in touch with our newsroom and how to share sensitive information.<p><b>SecureDrop:</b><p>SecureDrop is a secure, encrypted system that allows you to send confidential information to the NPR newsroom about a story you think is important and needs to …

Radio Industry

Stephen Colbert Has the Results of Trump's IQ Test

<b>Huge Amounts of Radiation Won't Harm You, Pruitt's EPA Claims</b> -- <i>Truthout</i><p><b>Judge Allows "Necessity" Defense by Climate Activists in Oil Pipeline Protest</b> …

IQ

Meet the Radio Industry's Best Visual Storytellers

Yesterday, our blog took a look at <i>National Geographic,</i> a very old school magazine leaping into the future with great visual storytelling. I pulled 8 …

Radio Industry

CPR President Max Wycisk to retire in June after 40 years at the radio station

Colorado Public Radio president Max Wycisk will be leaving the helm on June 30 after working with the radio station for 40 years.Wycisk started at …

Colorado

Trump allegedly made antisemitic, racist comments during ‘The Apprentice’

The White House responded to the report, calling it “the same recycled and false attacks.”<p>Anti-Jewish sentiment and other racism was a big part of …

Donald Trump

At a St. Charles gun show, enthusiasts confront the 'bump stock'

It’s been almost a week since a gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds more in Las Vegas. The shooter used a device called a bump stock to …

Guns

A Restaurant Robber Takes Time To Cook, Clean And Tip

Security video shows a man breaking into a restaurant. He hammered open the cash register, but also made food, then refrigerated the leftovers and cleaned up. He also put a dollar in the tip jar.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with the story of a burglar who went to …

Radio Industry

R.E.M.’s 1992 Automatic For the People Feature

<b>April 5, 1980.</b> In a ramshackle desanctified church on Oconee Street, in Athens, Georgia, some boho college-types threw a party. Three bands were on …

Michael Stipe

Thief Targets Martial Arts Gym

A man in Rio de Janeiro tried to rob a gym, which turned out to be a martial arts gym. Surveillance video shows him being chased by students in jiu jitsu uniforms.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. So a guy in Rio de Janeiro tried to rob a gym. Maybe not the best target …

Martial Arts

7 things to post on social media when your feed gets you down

Remember when the biggest Facebook-related drama involved Mark Zuckerberg sporadically deciding it was time for a new timeline design (gasp)?<p>RIP, …

Social Media

Sweet, Sweet Little Ramona

An NPR editor mistakenly posted on NPR's Facebook page about a baby and a cat. It went viral, after people said it was something happy to read about after recent bad news.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. On Monday night, one of our editors here at NPR, Christopher Dean …

Radio Industry

NBC ADMITS: Trump’s Right, His Media Coverage IS Mostly Negative

"Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you," author Joseph Heller wrote in <i>Catch-22</i>. As it turns out, President Trump isn't …

Conservative View

Employee’s embarrassing mistake goes viral

SPARE a thought for the employee that accidentally shared a personal post from his work’s social media account to the some six million followers of …

Australian News

Cat frenzy on NPR's Facebook was actually caused by a post about a baby, not a cat

<i>UPDATE: Oct. 3, 2017, 12:55 p.m. UTC</i> <i>NPR</i> <i>published a story</i> <i>Tuesday stating that Ramona is, in fact, not a cat—she is a baby. But she does have a</i> …

Cats

The bad history of Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam’ and other comments

<b>Libertarian: Puerto Rico’s Problems Don’t Include Trump</b><p>Things “are pretty bad in Puerto Rico,” concedes Glenn Harlan Reynolds at USA Today, but “the …

Opinion

Twitter users appear to track Navy ships using newly activated beacons

Naval enthusiasts are tweeting what they believe are U.S. warship positions after commanders ordered the vessels to activate their beacons while in …

Military

New Information Comes To Light About Lives Of Vegas Victims

Sunday night's attack at the Route 91 Harvest Festival left 527 people injured and 59 people dead.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>Stories are starting to come out about the people who were killed in Sunday's attack in Las Vegas.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:<p>Twenty-nine-year-old Sonny Melton of Big Sandy, …

News (U.S.)

Paris Residents Reject Mayor's Idea To Rid The City Of Pigeons

The mayor wanted to bring in three falcons and two hawks to scare the pigeons off. About 20,000 people have signed a petition to keep the birds of prey away.<p>Transcript<p>RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. Paris - the city of lights and pigeons. In fact, there are so many pigeons in …

Birds Of Prey

Duterte, Trump to meet for first time in PH in November

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet United States President Donald Trump for the first time in November, Foreign Secretary Alan Peter …

Philippines

2 weeks after Stockley verdict, St. Louis alderman asks board to honor police department

St. Louis Alderman Joe Vaccaro on Friday asked his Board of Aldermen colleagues to honor the city’s police officers, one week after they did the same …

Policing