NPR http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fielding Complaints & Compliments: A Conversation With NPR's Outgoing Ombudsman http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fielding-complaints-compliments-conversation-nprs-outgoing-ombudsman <p>Edward Schumacher-Matos ends his tenure as NPR's ombudsman at the end of the month, after a three-year stint fielding the complaints, compliments and suggestions of the NPR audience.</p><p>During an exit interview on <em>St. Louis on the </em>Air, Schumacher-Matos explained that having a set end date with no contract renewals allows an ombudsman to retain his independence.</p><p>Previously, Schumacher-Matos served as ombudsman for&nbsp;<em>The Miami Herald</em>, founded four Spanish-language daily newspapers and held several senior positions at <em>The&nbsp;New York Times</em>.</p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:02:05 +0000 Camille Phillips 37891 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fielding Complaints & Compliments: A Conversation With NPR's Outgoing Ombudsman NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/npr-names-jarl-mohn-its-new-ceo-and-president Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.<p>Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Web analytics company ComScore. Fri, 09 May 2014 16:39:57 +0000 Bill Chappell 35992 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President NPR...CBS...The Cooking Channel.... A Discussion With Mo Rocca On His Multiple Professional Hats http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nprcbsthe-cooking-channel-discussion-mo-rocca-his-multiple-professional-hats <p>Earlier this month, host Steve Potter caught up with Mo Rocca while he was in St. Louis working on a story for&nbsp; "CBS Sunday Morning." Their discussion was ostensibly on how Rocca juggles his three professional roles, but in reality the topics covered were even more numerous than the many hats Mo Rocca wears.</p><p>Among the topics discussed were:</p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 17:05:16 +0000 Camille Phillips 29530 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NPR...CBS...The Cooking Channel.... A Discussion With Mo Rocca On His Multiple Professional Hats 'Talk Of The Nation' To End 21-Year Run In June http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/talk-nation-end-21-year-run-june <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The afternoon call-in show </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/" style="line-height: 1.5;">"Talk of the Nation"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will end its 21-year run on NPR June 30.</span></p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:17:12 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 24950 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 'Talk Of The Nation' To End 21-Year Run In June Capturing A Diverse America: Challenges And Opportunities http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/capturing-diverse-america-challenges-and-opportunities <p>Earlier this year the Corporation for Public Broadcasting <a href="http://www.npr.org/about/press/2012/080212.NPRInitiativeCPBGrant.html">awarded NPR a $1.5 million grant</a> to launch a major journalism initiative to deepen coverage of race, ethnicity and culture, and to capture the issues that define an increasingly diverse America.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:01:00 +0000 Alex Heuer, Mary Edwards & Don Marsh 5705 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Capturing A Diverse America: Challenges And Opportunities Summer Music Preview: Premieres From Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers And More http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-tunes-summer-music-preview This week on <em>All Songs Considered</em>, hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/allsongs" target="_blank">Bob Boilen</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/nprobin" target="_blank">Robin Hilton</a> offer sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated releases. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:29:26 +0000 3988 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Summer Music Preview: Premieres From Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers And More Judge dismisses organic farmers' case against Monsanto http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/judge-dismisses-organic-farmers-case-against-monsanto A New York federal court today dismissed a lawsuit against agribusiness giant Monsanto brought by thousands of certified organic farmers. The farmers hoped the suit would protect them against infringing on the company's crop patents in the future.<p>The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and several other growers and organizations do not use Monsanto seeds. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 22:49:57 +0000 3156 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Judge dismisses organic farmers' case against Monsanto NPR's Poisoned Places series http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nprs-poisoned-places-series <p><strong>What is this? </strong></p><p>NPR and the Center for Public Integrity are making public for the first time a watch list of the chronic violators of air pollution rules. The list was created in 2004 to help Washington crack down on long-term violators that states and regional EPA offices had failed to bring into compliance with the Clean Air Act. NPR and CPI are the first media outlets to obtain and publish the list, as NPR&#39;s Elizabeth Shogren reported today on Morning Edition.<br /><br />Below is a localized version of the map NPR put together that plots more than 17,000 sources of air pollution across the country. You can interact with the map by zooming in and out and clicking on each colored dot to learn more. You can view the full searchable map, and learn more about the data, using the link below.</p><p> Mon, 07 Nov 2011 10:00:01 +0000 NPR & Kelsey Proud 2408 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NPR's Poisoned Places series NPR names Sesame Workshop's Gary Knell as new CEO/President http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/npr-names-sesame-workshops-gary-knell-new-ceopresident Gary Knell, <a href="http://www.sesameworkshop.org/subpage/-/journal_content/56_INSTANCE_AAAA/10174/ITW_GaryKnell_20080516">president and CEO of Sesame Workshop</a> – producers of the <em>Sesame Street</em> educational children's TV show — has been named the new CEO and president of NPR. The news was broken this hour on <em>Weekend All Things Considered</em>. Knell will take the positions on Dec. Sun, 02 Oct 2011 23:39:21 +0000 Mark Memmott 2168 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org NPR names Sesame Workshop's Gary Knell as new CEO/President First Listen: Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three, 'Middle Of Everywhere' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-listen-pokey-lafarge-and-south-city-three-middle-everywhere-0 <p>St. Louis&#39; own Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/07/11/137678233/first-listen-pokey-lafarge-and-the-south-city-three-middle-of-everywhere">was featured on NPR Music&#39;s &quot;First Listen&quot; this weekend</a>.</p><p>On the &quot;First Listen&quot; blog you can hear LaFarge&#39;s new album <em>Middle of Everywhere</em>&nbsp; in its entirety, which officially drops July 19.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 17:37:56 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1619 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Listen: Pokey LaFarge And The South City Three, 'Middle Of Everywhere'