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The Face Behind the Voice: NPR Radio Host Ari Shapiro

voss-npr038_flatHe definitely isn’t in his 70’s, he’s traveled all over the world and he sings on his off hours. For all intents and purposes, Ari Shapiro is…really cool. Shapiro represents the new wave of radio journalists, the new NPR Radio host. And he’s getting a lot of media buzz because of it.

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NPR Music Tiny Desk Tour: On the Road

NPR Tiny Desk tourThe first ever NPR Tiny Desk tour came to a close earlier this month, and the 10-stop event was jam-packed with performances by local musicians, panel discussions featuring All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen, and showcases of our Tiny Desk Contest winner Gaelynn Lea! Sponsored by Lagunitas Brewing Company, the tour began shortly after Lea’s Tiny Desk performance at NPR Headquarters in Washington DC. Touching down in cities from New York to Portland, the 2 month engagement was a successful celebration of artists and All Songs alike. Here’s a look back at the tour that celebrated local communities, innovation and more than anything – great music.

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Invisibilia Listening Parties a Hit with Young Audiences

Invisibilia Listening Parties

Fans did not skip a beat when talks of season two Invisibilia Listening Parties came to a head. Organized by NPR’s Generation Listen, these events bring people together around around great stories and thoughtful conversation, and with the help of Generation Listen’s Invisibilia Listening Party kit, fans went all out to make sure their parties were a hit. Crowd favorites included an episode-inspired coloring page, snack recipes directly from the hosts, a party playlist by Lulu and conversation tips from Hanna Rosin- the newest voice on Invisibilia.

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Hamilton’s America, Victoria & More New Programs from PBS

hollow_crown_irons_masterson_1920x1080With its lineup of 2016/17 titles, PBS will continue meeting its supportive audience with excellence in programming, delivering on its promise of compelling, thought-provoking programs for PBS stations and digital platforms.

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