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How NPR Shattered The Old Model Of Broadcast Journalism
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Audie Cornish, Art Silverman | May 3, 2021
In 1971, NPR entered a shifting — yet limited — information landscape.George Geesey Monday, May 3, 2021, marks the 50th anniversary of NPR's first on-air original broadcast. In the last half century, NPR and Member stations have been essential, trusted sources for local events and cultural programming featuring music, local ...
Broadway Shows Can Reopen In May, But That Doesn’t Mean They Will
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Jeff Lunden | May 3, 2021
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that Broadway could reopen in May. Above, the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre near Times Square on Jan. 15.Cindy Ord | Getty Images New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo upstaged the Broadway League on Monday. Industry insiders expected the trade organization, which represents theater owners ...
1A Reflects On The Last And Next 50 Years Of NPR
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Avery Kleinman, Kathryn Fink | May 3, 2021
In the past, NPR paved the way as a network helmed by women. Today, it must grapple with its historical flaws, biases and the standards that the network itself has set.Saul Loeb | Getty Images Monday, May 3, 2021, marks the 50th anniversary of NPR's first on-air original broadcast. In ...
Biden Raises Refugee Cap To 62,500 After Earlier Criticism
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Dana Farrington, Alana Wise | May 3, 2021
President Biden, here at the White House on April 15, announced Monday that his administration is lifting the ceiling on the number of refugees who can be admitted into the country this fiscal year.Andrew Harnik | AP Updated May 3, 2021 at 5:22 PM ET President Biden announced on Monday ...
A Giant Organic Farm Faces Criticism That It’s Harming The Environment
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Dan Charles | May 3, 2021
Wind-blown soil fills a ditch between a road and the fields of Gunsmoke Farms, a large organic farm northwest of Pierre, S.D., in early March.Stringer Hardly a week goes by, it seems, without a big food company making promises to deliver products from green, sustainable farms. Turning those promises into ...
Children Now Account For 22% Of New U.S. COVID Cases. Why Is That?
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Bill Chappell | May 3, 2021
Children account for more than a fifth of new U.S. coronavirus cases in states that release statistics by age, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.Tang Ming Tung | Getty Images The number of children contracting COVID-19 in the U.S. is much lower than the record highs set at the ...
Roman Colosseum’s New Floor Will Give Visitors A Gladiator’s Point Of View
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Rachel Treisman | May 3, 2021
Italian officials have announced a project to build and install a high-tech, retractable floor inside the ancient Roman Colosseum by 2023, some two centuries after archaeologists removed the arena's stage.Domenico Stinellis | AP The Roman Colosseum is one step closer to having a floor, which will let visitors see the ...
Former ‘Pregnant Girl’ Builds Support To Help Other Teen Moms
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Terry Gross | May 3, 2021
Nicole Lynn Lewis is the author of Pregnant Girl: A Story of Teen Motherhood, College, and Creating a Better Future for Young Families.Elissa Nadworny | NPR When Nicole Lynn Lewis got pregnant in high school, she thought it might end her dream of going to college and having a career. ...