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The Two-Way
1:00 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Margot Adler, An NPR Journalist For Three Decades, Dies

Margot Adler, seen here in 2006, was a longtime reporter for NPR. She died Monday following a battle with cancer.
Michael Paras NPR

Originally published on Tue July 29, 2014 5:39 pm

Margot Adler, one of the signature voices on NPR's airwaves for more than three decades, died Monday at her home in New York City. She was 68 and had been battling cancer.

Margot joined the NPR staff as a general assignment reporter in 1979. She went on to cover everything from the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic to confrontations involving the Ku Klux Klan in Greensboro, N.C., to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

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This is NPR
10:16 am
Mon July 28, 2014

NPR One, Now Available At Your Preferred App Store

NPR

Originally published on Mon July 28, 2014 11:36 am

NPR One is our new digital listening app that blends NPR and Member Station news reporting into a rich, localized, on-demand experience. We have been working on this new audio news app for iOS and Android for some time, and now it's your turn to download it and experience public radio made personal.

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NPR Ombudsman
2:06 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Is NPR Biased In Its Gaza Coverage?

Palestinian men walk amidst debris following an Israeli military strike in Gaza city, on July 23, 2014.
Mahmud Hams AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Fred Rogers of Northfield, Minn, was clearly upset:

I am appalled at the coverage NPR is providing for the current crisis in Palestine/Israel. All of the stories I have heard have origins in Israel and they all begin with a profusion of support for Israel's defending itself. None express any insight about the three weeks of warfare against the Palestinian population that led up to this conflict.

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10:02 am
Wed July 2, 2014

This American Gamble: Ira Glass’s ‘This American Life’ Leaves PRI

A lot of this is public radio "Inside Baseball," but here's a fascinating piece from Wednesday morning's 'New York Times' about the decision by 'This American Life' to change distributors.
Ira Glass had lost his voice. That gentle, reliably nasal, public radio staple of a voice had been worked hoarse. On any given day, this would be an issue for Mr. Glass, 55, whose award-winning show, "This American Life, is broadcast on nearly 600 stations and is consistently the top podcast on iTunes.
NPR Ombudsman
7:36 pm
Sat June 28, 2014

Race At NPR And The End Of 'Tell Me More'

Tell Me More is hosted by award-winning journalist Michel Martin.
Amy Ta NPR

Originally published on Fri July 25, 2014 4:01 pm

Hundreds of listeners have written passionately to protest NPR's decision to shut down its talk show dedicated to themes of diversity, Tell Me More, come August 1.

As Andrea Zoss of Rochester, Minn, fumed:

I find it shocking that such an important platform for talking about race, ethnicity, and gender issues, is being yanked off the air. NPR needs more programs like it, not fewer.

Leslie Alexander of Fulton, MD, summarized what many listeners will miss:

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NPR Ombudsman
10:22 am
Fri June 13, 2014

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NPR Ombudsman
10:01 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Open Forum

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This is KGOU
9:29 am
Thu May 8, 2014

Photo Exhibit "Not Just Another Day in May" Open For Viewing

KGOU General Manager Karen Holp stands proud in front of images from Not Another Day in May
Kate Carlton The Oklahoma Tornado Project

Earlier this week, KGOU's Oklahoma Tornado Project and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center hosted an opening reception for the exhibit "Not Just Another Day in May" at Leadership Square in Downtown Oklahoma City. A few of the photographers who have work featured in the exhibit were there to talk to listeners about the images. 

This is KGOU
2:31 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

KGOU, StateImpact Oklahoma Dominate Radio Awards From Journalism Organization

Brian Hardzinski, Patrick Roberts, Kurt Gwartney, Karen Holp, Logan Layden and Joe Wertz after the awards banquet.
Credit Jolly Brown / KGOU

KGOU and a journalism cooperative it leads, StateImpact Oklahoma, combined to sweep several categories of awards presented by the Society of Professional Journalists' Oklahoma Pro Chapter. The journalists' organization also honored KGOU General Manager Karen Holp as its Teacher of the Year for her work as adjunct faculty for the University of Oklahoma's Gaylord College of Journalism, teaching students who produce a program broadcast on KGOU.

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This is KGOU
9:35 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Oklahoma Public Media's Tornado Coverage Honored With National Journalism Award

The aftermath of the May 20, 2013 tornado in Moore, Okla.
Joe Wertz StateImpact Oklahoma

On Wednesday, the Society of Professional Journalists honored KGOU, KOSU, and StateImpact Oklahoma with a national Sigma Delta Chi award for collaborative coverage during the immediate aftermath of the May 20, 2013 tornado that devastated Moore.

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