Jackie Howell http://apr.org en Makeover http://apr.org/post/makeover <P>NPR studio 4A is getting a makeover into election night headquarters!</P> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:05:54 +0000 Jackie Howell 18479 at http://apr.org Makeover APR will be offering Listen Magazine http://apr.org/post/apr-will-be-offering-listen-magazine <P>As one of its Fall thank you gifts, Alabama Public Radio will be offering the magazine&nbsp;<EM><A href="http://www.listenmusicmag.com/">Listen:&nbsp; <EM>Life with Classical Music</EM></A><SPAN style="DISPLAY: none">&nbsp;</SPAN>. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:05:02 +0000 Jackie Howell 18363 at http://apr.org APR will be offering Listen Magazine Winning NPR Buttons http://apr.org/post/winning-npr-buttons <P>NPR asked for help&nbsp;in choosing designs for a new series of election-themed buttons, and&nbsp;the winning designs arrived. Here are the top three vote-getters and&nbsp;the 2012 NPR Election Buttons.</P> <P>We've got a stash of these and we will be sending them out in our new member packets in our upcoming Fall Fund Drive!</P> <P>Thank you to everyone who voted!<SPAN style="DISPLAY: none">&nbsp;</SPAN></P> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:44:40 +0000 Jackie Howell 18361 at http://apr.org Winning NPR Buttons First and Main http://apr.org/post/first-and-main <P>As candidates ramp up their campaigns for November's presidential election, swing states may determine the outcome.</P> <P>In the <A href="http://www.npr.org/series/158074682/first-and-main">First And Main series</A>, <EM>Morning Edition</EM> hosts travel to communities in battleground states - in fact, battleground <EM>counties</EM> - &nbsp;across the country to find out what's foremost on people's minds in this election season.<BR><BR>A <A href="http://www.npr.org/2012/08/21/159370491/in-wis-swing-county-voters-criticize-handouts">report</A> came from Winnebago County, Wisconsin where fa Thu, 30 Aug 2012 15:46:24 +0000 Jackie Howell 17092 at http://apr.org First and Main What's Inside an NPR Reporter's Suitcase? http://apr.org/post/whats-inside-npr-reporters-suitcase <P>Have you ever wondered what an NPR reporter packs in their suitcase?</P> <P>Here's your chance to look.&nbsp; Two pictures give us a peek.&nbsp;</P> <P>The first picture show us the professional tools of the trade:</P> <OL> <LI>Reporter's Kit: Headphones, microphone, microphone stand, and audio recorder.</LI> <LI>Extra Batteries: Needed to power the audio recorder in the reporter's kit.</LI> <LI>Ruggedized Laptop: A lot of running around requires a little extra protection.</LI> <LI>Snacks: What's the trick to keeping everyone on their game during such a busy week? Snacks. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jackie Howell 17091 at http://apr.org What's Inside an NPR Reporter's Suitcase? Fresh Air's 25th Year http://apr.org/post/fresh-airs-25th-year <P>This year marks <EM>Fresh Air</EM>'s 25th anniversary as a national NPR show.&nbsp; Of course, there are celebrations.&nbsp; But Terry Gross - famed for the questions she asks -&nbsp; has found herself answering more than a few&nbsp;herself lately.</P> <P>Two recent profiles demonstrate Terry can give as good as she gets from her guests.</P> <P>Andrew Goldman of <EM>New York Times Magazine </EM>and Terry have a fun <A href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/magazine/can-fresh-air-kill-plants.html?_r=2">conversation</A>.&nbsp;&nbsp; They discuss everything from having children to Bill O'Re Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:13:46 +0000 Jackie Howell 16772 at http://apr.org Fresh Air's 25th Year SWEET Land of Liberty http://apr.org/post/sweet-land-liberty <p>NPR is taking a cross-country tour of candies from around the U.S., sampling hometown sweets that deliver a nostalgic sugar rush.&nbsp;</p><p>America loves its candy!&nbsp; The tops three selling candies in the USA are&nbsp; Hershey bars, Reese&rsquo;s Peanut Butter Cups and M&amp;M&rsquo;s.&nbsp; But Americans also rally around regional favorites.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:09:43 +0000 Jackie Howell 15939 at http://apr.org SWEET Land of Liberty Help Pick an NPR Election Button http://apr.org/post/help-pick-npr-election-button <p>Help NPR pick which Election Button to print by <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.372666636138541.91236.220362894702250&amp;type=1&amp;hq_e=el&amp;hq_m=1737741&amp;hq_l=19&amp;hq_v=6c80f0e784">voting</a> by August 3<sup>rd</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p>There are six cool choices to pick from.&nbsp;</p><p>But hurry!&nbsp; Voting ends tomorrow.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:48:58 +0000 Jackie Howell 15522 at http://apr.org Help Pick an NPR Election Button Where am I? http://apr.org/post/where-am-i <p>Maybe you&#39;re in your desk chair. You&#39;re in your office. You&#39;re in Mobile, or Florence, or Tuscaloosa, Montgomery.</p><p>You&#39;re on planet Earth.&nbsp; But where are you, really?</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:15:47 +0000 Jackie Howell 15361 at http://apr.org Where am I? The Best of The Best http://apr.org/post/best-best <div class="aboveUnitContent"><div class="-cx-PRIVATE-fbTimelineText__featured">The Alabama Public Radio news team traveled to the &nbsp;<a href="http://press.org/">National Press Club</a>&nbsp;in Washington, D.C. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Jackie Howell 15523 at http://apr.org The Best of The Best APR's New Website http://apr.org/post/aprs-new-website <p>We at Alabama Public Radio&nbsp;are really proud of our new website.</p><p>A lot of people put in quite a bit of work to get it ready, but none more than Eva Lynch.&nbsp; You probably do not know her name because she isn't on the air. But she is a tireless worker here at APR.&nbsp; In fact, she pulls double duty and also works "for TV."&nbsp; Which is the way we put it 'down here' in radio.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:20:48 +0000 Jackie Howell 14908 at http://apr.org APR News Team http://apr.org/post/apr-news-team <p>In Tuscaloosa this morning we awoke to horrible news.&nbsp; You&#39;ve probably all heard by now that there was a shooting here that left 17 people injured.&nbsp; Of course, we were all asking ourselves a lot of questions.&nbsp;&nbsp;Your APR News team was busy asking those questions of other people.</p> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:34:11 +0000 Jackie Howell 14736 at http://apr.org NPR Making Some Foreign Correspondent Changes http://apr.org/post/npr-making-some-foreign-correspondent-changes <div class="storylocation linkLocation" id="storytext"><p>NPR has long been dedicated to <a href="http://www.npr.org/sections/world/"><u><font color="#0000ff">foreign news coverage</font></u></a>.&nbsp; In recent years, when most news organizations were cutting back their foreign news operations, NPR&nbsp;has been dramatically expanding theirs.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 16:07:54 +0000 Jackie Howell 14544 at http://apr.org NPR Making Some Foreign Correspondent Changes NPR's Cities Project http://apr.org/post/nprs-cities-project <p>Urbanization has become a buzzword of the times, as more than half of the world&#39;s population now lives in urban areas. In the United States, it&#39;s more than 80-percent. There is an increasing awareness of cities as a defining trait of humanity and their importance to our health, economy, environment, and more.</p><p><strong>DO YOU LIVE IN A CITY?&nbsp; <a data-mce-="" href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/02/155989757/do-you-live-in-a-city-hm-lets-find-out" target="_blank"><u><font color="#0000ff">Check out this flow chart</font></u></a></strong></p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 14:08:00 +0000 Jackie Howell 14540 at http://apr.org NPR's Cities Project NPR in the Funny Pages http://apr.org/post/npr-funny-pages <p>This week, cartoonist Stephan Pastis had some fun with NPR in his popular daily strip &quot;Pearls Before Swine.&quot; Check out Monday and Tuesday&#39;s comics here:<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 17:55:00 +0000 Jackie Howell 14539 at http://apr.org NPR in the Funny Pages