Inside St. Louis Public Radio
4:48 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

Young Friends and Generation Listen Host Panel at Schlafly Tap Room

Panel members tell the audience about their experiences in engaging their communities.

St. Louis Public Radio’s Young Friends partnered with NPR’s Generation Listen to host a forum on the impact of community activism. It was a great opportunity for our young listeners to engage with one another, as well as the expert panel.

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St. Louis On The Air
5:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Fielding Complaints & Compliments: A Conversation With NPR's Outgoing Ombudsman

Edward Schumacher-Matos
Credit NPR

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.

During an exit interview on St. Louis on the Air, Schumacher-Matos explained that having a set end date with no contract renewals allows an ombudsman to retain his independence.

Previously, Schumacher-Matos served as ombudsman for The Miami Herald, founded four Spanish-language daily newspapers and held several senior positions at The New York Times.

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The Two-Way
11:39 am
Fri May 9, 2014

NPR Names Jarl Mohn As Its New CEO And President

Jarl Mohn, a veteran of radio and television, will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors announced Friday.
Jim Tuttle for NPR

Originally published on Fri May 9, 2014 5:31 pm

Media industry veteran Jarl Mohn will be NPR's new CEO, the organization's board of directors has announced.

Mohn, 62, currently sits on the board of directors at several media organizations, including Scripps Networks Interactive and Web analytics company ComScore. He is also on the boards of KPCC Southern California Public Radio and the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Announcing the hire, Kit Jensen, who chairs NPR's board of directors, said Mohn has "an ability to find nuanced and new ideas." He is slated to start work at NPR on July 1.

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12:05 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

NPR...CBS...The Cooking Channel.... A Discussion With Mo Rocca On His Multiple Professional Hats

Mo Rocca appears as a panelist on "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me" before a live audience at Powell Hall in St. Louis on June 27, 2013.
Jamie Heuer

Earlier this month, host Steve Potter caught up with Mo Rocca while he was in St. Louis working on a story for  "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.

Among the topics discussed were:

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Talk of the Nation
9:17 am
Fri March 29, 2013

'Talk Of The Nation' To End 21-Year Run In June

Talk of the Nation host Neal Conan.
(via NPR/Antony Nagelmann 2001)

The afternoon call-in show "Talk of the Nation" will end its 21-year run on NPR June 30.

The network made the programming announcement on Friday. It's encouraging stations to replace the show with "Here and Now," a news magazine produced at WBUR in Boston.

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St. Louis on the Air
1:01 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Capturing A Diverse America: Challenges And Opportunities

(via Flickr/OregonDOT)

Earlier this year the Corporation for Public Broadcasting awarded NPR a $1.5 million grant 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.

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All Songs Considered
11:29 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Summer Music Preview: Premieres From Cat Power, Avett Brothers, The Antlers And More

Top row (left to right): The Antlers, Cat Power; Middle row: Bill Fay, Sean Rowe, Nas; Bottom row: Christian Scott, JEFF The Brotherhood
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Thu October 23, 2014 3:05 pm

This week on All Songs Considered, hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton offer sneak previews of some of the summer's most anticipated releases.

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Monsanto / From NPR's The Salt
4:49 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Judge dismisses organic farmers' case against Monsanto

Farmer Alan Madison fills a seed hopper with Monsanto hybrid seed corn near Arlington, Illinois, U.S. A group of organic and other growers say they're concerned they'll be sued by Monsanto if pollen from seeds like these drift onto their fields.
Daniel Acker Landov

Originally published on Tue February 28, 2012 10:37 am

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.

The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association and several other growers and organizations do not use Monsanto seeds. But they were betting that the judge would agree that Monsanto should not be allowed to sue them if pollen from the company's patented crops happened to drift into their fields.

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Poisoned places
4:00 am
Mon November 7, 2011

NPR's Poisoned Places series

A localized screen capture of the map NPR put together that plots more than 17,000 sources of air pollution across the country. You can explore both the localized and full U.S. versions of the interactive map in the story below.
(Screen capture: Kelsey Proud, St. Louis Public Radio, Map: NPR)

What is this?

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's Elizabeth Shogren reported today on Morning Edition.

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.

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The Two-Way: New NPR CEO/President
6:39 pm
Sun October 2, 2011

NPR names Sesame Workshop's Gary Knell as new CEO/President

Incoming NPR CEO and President Gary Knell.
Sesame Workshop

Originally published on Sun October 2, 2011 4:22 pm

Gary Knell, president and CEO of Sesame Workshop – producers of the Sesame Street educational children's TV show — has been named the new CEO and president of NPR. The news was broken this hour on Weekend All Things Considered. Knell will take the positions on Dec. 1.

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