Profile of NPR Justice Correspondent Ari Shapiro:
A recent Sunday morning found NPR reporter Ari Shapiro in Washington Square Park, vaulting over a fence. After crawling along a railing like a cat, Shapiro tore off on a circuit around the southeast quadrant of the park, leaping over anything in his way. Shapiro is an enthusiastic student of parkour, the acrobatic movement that started in France. But the Sunday Times–reading bench-sitters hardly seemed to notice.
Shapiro, 30, is tall and bears a passing resemblance to the actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. He should not...
While the title is metaphorical, at times when I feel lonely, cut off from others, or even just bored, listening to NPR seems to restore my creativity, interest, and belonging to the world and thus saves my life.
NPR has a part of my life since I can remember, across state and country borders. I have fond memories of when my family would drive across several Midwestern states to visit relatives, at night the calming voices of NPR hosts or classical music would lull me to sleep.
NPR, the public radio network, is introducing a revamped NPR.org this week [July 2009], giving users what its executives say is an easier-to-navigate Web site that emphasizes written reporting over audio reports.
Acing the quiz isn't really point of the eight-year-old NPR show... It's about how the news can be so absurd that listeners are challenged to distinguish real events from the ones invented by the show's writers.