SparkPeople NPR Addicts Team Messageboard If your car radio, home stereo, alarm clock and/or iTunes podcasts are set to your local NPR station, this is the team for you! SparkPeople NPR Addicts Team Messageboard February tips on setting and meeting goals from Hidden Brain's Shankar Vedantam <link><BR>-its-not-too-late-to-make-a-new-years-<BR>resolution </link> <BR> <BR> *You don't have to wait for New Year's - any marking of time that gives you a fresh start works and that means you can restart your New Year's resolution, or make a series of smaller more manageable goals over the course of the year <BR> *When tempted to break your resolution, you may have more resolve if you talk to yourself about the ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 06:47:17 EST Addicts' Autumn Challenge Autumn starts this week! My plan is to exercise every single day for at least 30 minutes. Are you with me? Once a week I will check in and give myself a <em>250</em> for each seven days I have met my goal. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:11:08 EST Spring 5K your way Spark team challenge. I am training for my very first 5K on May 31st, 2015. Today was the first day of my Spark 5K Your Way walk/jog program. I did five cycles of walk 4 minutes / jog 1 minute. 25 minute total. I would love it if anyone wanted to join me over the next 10 weeks and keep track of our weekly progress. I will post something every day that I do the program. See if you can do that too. <BR> Let's see how we progress each week & encourage one another on the way! <em>312</em> <BR> Tie up your... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:38:40 EST New addicts check here If you have recently joined our team of NPR Addicts... <em>224</em> Please make sure you are able to receive goodies & feedback on Spark People. I have noticed that many newbies have their preferences set to "private" and therefore your username is not underlined and nobody can cheer you on. we would love to be able to interact with each of you and recognize your success. So please check & make sure you are able to receive communications. <BR> Thank you, Francescanaz Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:10:17 EST Thanks for the laughs Tom Magliozzi. Car Talk theoretician, Moseby Wye <BR> <BR> <BR> Public radio listeners have had a love affair with Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers (aka Tom and Ray Magliozzi) since Car Talk came on the air nationwide in the 1980s. Except of course for those who hated it. It was not a programming choice that inspired neutral feelings. In any event, the lovers far outnumber the haters, making the show a perennial topper of listener ratings, even now in re-airs, two years after the brothers retired from... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:18:45 EST Words related to NPR in ABC order... A- ad free Sun, 12 Oct 2014 19:38:28 EST Going to see Wait Wait this Thursday Anybody else ever go to the Wait Wait Don't Tell Me tapings? I used to go every once in a while in Chicago, and now they've started doing a show at Tanglewood in August, so I went last year with one of my former students, and I'm going again this week. Can't wait. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:49:28 EST Finishing 2013 STRONG! I have neglected strength training for many years! Now we all know how important it is not only for burning calories & losing weight, but more importantly for building muscle and being stronger. This challenge starts today and goes through January first 2014. By then it is hoped that ST will have become a habit and the results will encourage us to continue. <BR> Here it is: 30 minutes 3 times each and every week of either free weights, kettlebells, stretch bands or Nautilus weight work. ... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:42:02 EST BURN: An Energy Journal For some reason I haven't been aware of this awesome program, but I caught it this week. And this segment, "The Switch," was beyond outstanding: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ournal/burn-the-switchpromo130sec/s-A69f4 </link> <BR> <BR> Check it out -- you'll be glad you did! Fri, 5 Jul 2013 11:51:54 EST Post a Quote Bill cracks me up! <BR> <BR> “Republicans stand by their convictions. Stupid, ignorant, world-destroying convictions based on disproven economic fantasies and ancient books full of primitive morality and magic people. But convictions, nonetheless.” –Bill Maher <BR> <BR> <BR> Your turn, post a quote ;-) <BR> <BR> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 00:49:00 EST VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE NPR SHOW - Final Four <link><BR>oll-public-radio-bracket-madness-round<BR>-4-vote-for/ </link> <BR> <BR> PLEASE vote for Wait Wait!!! Mon, 1 Apr 2013 14:10:41 EST Two new goals One of our new addicts suggested we begin a new challenge for spring based on tuning in to NPR. I put these up today and encourage you to join one or both of them. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the idea JENKO Sat, 2 Mar 2013 19:10:59 EST Do we want to do a spring challenge? I know that a lot of other teams are doing all sorts of challenges - I think we have an opportunity to maybe do one, as well. Of course, we could do something prosaic like drinking water or exercise - but any team could do that!! Since we are the NPR Addicts team, why don't we combine our love of Public radio into a challenge? Could be introducing others to some of the great programming available on NPR, could be donating to during our local pledge drive -- getting the SWAG, and wearing it in... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 11:33:39 EST Electronic storage in DNA Did any of you hear the story yesterday on the company that converted all of Shakespeare's sonnets, a MLK speech, and a picture from binary to DNA and had the DNA replicated? It was AWESOME!! I work for a computer memory manufacturing company and this breakthrough does not bode well for the future of our industry, but it is still really fascinating. One of the examples they provided said that they could take all of the written words on the internet right now, convert them to the four letter s... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:45:52 EST Hey guys, there is a new Jon Stewart team. Sorry if this isn't NPR related. I know some of you were part of the Fans of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert team, so I posted this to let you know that for some reason sparkpeople deleted the team so I had to restart it. Here is the new link if you'd like to join:<BR>individual.asp?gid=58781 Sat, 29 Dec 2012 13:33:02 EST During this election.... I got the feeling tha npr commentators were too low keyed about the presidential election as if they somehow knew the President was going to get re-elected. IDK, I subjected myself to conservative talk radio for the last three months and I was just starting to get an itch that the rhetoric they were spreading might have some truth but then I counter it with just an hour or so of npr and I'd all calm again. <BR> <BR> weird Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:25:18 EST Your local NPR radio station 90.5 FM <BR> WESA (formerly WDUQ) <BR> Pittsburgh, PA Fri, 9 Nov 2012 11:16:41 EST 9,000 year old beer, now available! Stumbled onto this while reading about fermented foods, thought it post worthy: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?storyId=128587208 </link> <BR> <BR> Skoal! <BR> : ) <BR> Mzzchief Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:13:46 EST NPR funding Anyone who watched the debate Weds. in this group I'm sure took notice of the comment br Romney that he would stop funding Public Broadcasting! In fact, that's the only cut in funding I know of he's been willing to identify besides creating a voucher system for Medicare. Since NPR's funding is only approximately $5 million per year, obviously, that is such a tiny speck of a drop in the bucket of the $1 trillion annual deficit spending it would make absolutely no impact, and Public Broadcast... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 11:25:37 EST Olympics Learned the hard way earlier last week that I have to avoid my beloved NPR so as to not learn the Olympic results before I have a chance to watch them! Really bummed that I have to skip passed it on my car radio dial for the next week or so. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Sat, 4 Aug 2012 22:08:38 EST This American Life Fans - I met Scott Carrier I teach Biology as an adjunct professor at the same University where Scott Carrier has been teaching in the Communications Department for the last few years. I had been teaching for a while before I found out what he looks like... you know how it is with radio personalities. I finally found out who he is and I pass by him in the hallways a couple of times a month. <BR> <BR> This week, I was walking through an open study area, and he was at a desk reading. I couldn't help it. I had to go ... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 11:29:40 EST Spring challange! It starts here. March 1st, 2012! Mon, 20 Feb 2012 11:54:01 EST The Capitol Steps I thought I was going to bust a gut laughing at the end of year performance. If you didn't get a chance to hear it, go to the website and check it out! HILARIOUS!!! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 10:09:00 EST What topic on NPR was fascinating today? So actually this wasn't today's. On the weekends I don't get to listen as much, but I wanted to start a new thread where we could bring up topics that we thought were just awesome-- and yes I'm new to this team and I can't wait to get to know all my fellow NPR lovers. <BR> Last week they did a piece on "The Iron Lady" The new movie with Meryl Streep playing Margaret Thatcher and it was so interesting. I was a child in the 80's and I remember my own president Reagan, but had no idea that Mar... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 15:26:24 EST Did anyone just see The Daily Show tonight? Where Jon Stewart compared conservative talk radio to NPR? It was hysterical!!! <BR> <BR> Here is the link for people who missed it: <link><BR>n-november-7-2011/npr-vs--conservative<BR>-talk-radio?xrs=share_copy </link> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 23:35:16 EST I want Carl Kasell's voice on my answering machine Heard the samples of messages Carl has done on Saturday's show, and laughed out loud when he did "Rapper's Delight" for a listener! I have gotta have one of those! LOL Sun, 28 Aug 2011 04:28:29 EST Summer Challenge So Summer is officially here this week. Our NPR Addicts challenge is one that will not take up too much of our precious "Sun & Fun" days. If you would like to join this challenge just check in here on this thread at least once weekly to let us know how you are doing and any successes you are enjoying. That's all. Just check in and share once a week (or more if you like) Let's make the next three months really count! <em>306</em> Francesca Sat, 18 Jun 2011 19:00:45 EST NPR and OTR Addict I grew up with NPR always on and swore when I got older, I'd never listen to it any more. <BR> <BR> And I lived by that pledge for about 7 years, all through college and a few years beyond. Now I'm making up for lost time. I have radios place all over the house and the car is only ever on 88.5 (WAMU, your NPR station in the Nation's Capital!) <BR> <BR> I blame Ed Walker entirely. He has a Sunday night show of Old Time Radio (OTR) called the Big Broadcast and from listening weekly to that, i... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 10:38:34 EST Click & Clack Are Anti-American A Congressman tells us about the REAL threat to America--Car Talk. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:53:20 EST Don't Pull the Plug on NPR We're only a few weeks into the 112th Congress, and Republicans are already attempting to pull the plug on public media. <BR> <BR> In a budget proposal made public on Wednesday, House Republicans announced plans to zero out all funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), the nonprofit responsible for funding public media including NPR, PBS, Pacifica and more. <BR> <BR> If the Republicans are successful, it would be a tremendous blow to the entire public interest media sector.... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 22:17:45 EST TAL #425 Slow to React This American Life airs on Friday nights so I listened while I baked for the library bake sale tomorrow. I will have to save my tasting for tomorrow as my bulgur dinner salad ate all my remaining calories for the day. :) <BR> <BR> I found the bit in the prologue where Ira speaks to a psychiatrist about patients who are in denial for a long time about their conditions quite interesting. <BR> <BR> Do you think it fits many of us? At least *before* we decide to do something about our weight. ... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 01:54:25 EST January to April 2011 This challenge begins January first. This time we wil focus on meeting our cardio minutes (or Strength training minutes for the three month period. I have set a goal of 120 minutes each week or a total of 26 hours on my eliptical by April first. <em>314</em> <BR> Maybe you want to track stionary bike minutes <em>324</em> or treadmill minutes <em>315</em> or ST minutes. At the end of each week we will be posting our minutes for all to see. <BR> If you would like to join, copy & past... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 10:54:10 EST Mara Liasson Will she continue to defend Fox News even after Roger Ailes described NPR as "Nazis?" Should she continue as an NPR employee or just move on over to the right side? <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 12:07:06 EST Cancer (Stage IV Melanoma) - Time to help a friend For our personal friends, we are hosting a <BR> 5k charity race. <BR> November 13, 2010 - 9:30am <BR> Kiwanis Park - 820 North 1100 East, Provo, UT <BR> <BR> --- <BR> <BR> Leo and Amy Teemant were one of the first families my wife and I met after we moved in to our new neighborhood when we got married. They've been good friends to us over these last 4 years. <BR> <BR> 2010 has been an eventful year for the Teemants. They welcomed their third child into their family just last spring and... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 08:29:04 EST Maybe this 'splains it. ...the thinking behind tax cuts for the rich. <BR> Found in this month's New Yorker: <BR> <BR> 2 men, sitting at a bar, one man couple days' worth of beard, in a t-shirt, baseball cap, drinking a beer. Just around the corner from him, another man in a suit, tie with a martini. <BR> <BR> From the beer drinker: "As a potential lottery winner, I totally support tax cuts for the wealthy." <BR> Fri, 29 Oct 2010 17:31:55 EST The Elephant In the Room I've been waiting for someone to bring up the Juan Williams/Fox News issue. Since no discussion was forthcoming, I figured that SOMEONE had to ask: <BR> <BR> Was the firing justified? <BR> <BR> What do you think of Sarah Palin et al demanding federal cuts to NPR? Will it go anywhere or is it just another political tempest in a teapot? <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Oct 2010 09:05:39 EST Alec Baldwin on the Pledge Drive My station is having their fall fund drive... this year, there are VERY funny fundraising segments with Alec Baldwin and various NPR personalities! I am actually enjoying listening to the fund drive! Tue, 5 Oct 2010 10:02:14 EST Jon Stewart on "Fresh Air" I listened to this on my way home from work--it just makes me love Jon Stewart all the more. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>p?storyId=130321994 </link> Mon, 4 Oct 2010 19:02:15 EST Car Talk I ADORE Car Talk. The podcasts give me yet another reason to exercise, because I can listen to my two favorite radio personalities. The workouts just fly by. <BR> "Even though aliens everyone start a Do Not Abduct list whenever they hear us say it, this is NPR." Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:55:06 EST NPR Addicts' Autumn challenge Beginning September first at least 3 days of cardio & 2-3 days of strength training each & every week. I will post my starting measurements. You do not have to if you do not feel comfortable doing so, but please keep track and share your success each month. <em>311</em> <em>317</em> <em>9</em> Francesca Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:09:57 EST Helen Thomas' seat in the White House I just got an email from It seems that Helen Thomas' seat in the White House briefing room is going to be given to another news organization as early as Sunday Morning. The contenders are NPR. Bloomberg News and Fox News. <BR> <BR> There is a website to go to in order to sign the petition to vote for NPR: <BR> <BR><BR>-8605196-qwuJ0Hx&t=3 <BR> <BR> I hope this works. If not, you can always go to MoveOn to sign the petition. Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:19:05 EST RIP Daniel Schorr :(<BR>hp?storyId=128565997 Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:46:18 EST Wow! This is awesome! Love NPR! I'm not totally sure what it has to do with SP, but I'm joining anyway! I listen for hours a week, driving an hour each way to college, and 40 mi. the other day to babysit my grandson. My favorite is Fresh Air, but I just soak up whatever is on... <BR> Happy to be here among other NPR lovers! Sat, 15 May 2010 01:37:12 EST May Challange It is May 2nd. I weighed 219 this morning. I will weigh under 215 by June first. Who is with me? the stationary bike. <em>324</em> Francesca Sun, 2 May 2010 19:45:48 EST Hi I'm Ness and I'm an NPR Addict! I cracked up when I saw there was an NPR team. I LOVE it! I actually just got my membership items in the mail from the spring drive and was so's nice to have a place where people understand said excitement :)I listen to WKSU out of Kent State University, Ohio. My favorite programs other than All Things Considered (both editions) are Wait Wait Don't Tell Me, A Prairie Home Companion, Car Talk, and Says You. If I'm sitting in the car in the parking lot or driveway I'm not being cre... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 21:49:02 EST Things I love... I was thinking last night about all the things we have that we love and yet sometimes take for granted. I want to start this thread with one of my loves...NPR of course. Please feel free to add one of yours each day if you can. <em>129</em> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:58:11 EST not quite where i wanted ot be last September i mapped out a goal to lose almost 40 pounds by this weekend. This weekend i will be participating in a 5k that i've run at least 6 times (in lean AND in fat years). to reach my 40 pound loss i would have had to lose about 1.3 pounds per week. 1.3 pounds per week seemed reasonable. then there is reality. <BR> <BR> REALITY <BR> - getting so sick that i was essentially just another part of the couch for 3 days, and <BR> - the cough and congestion lasted SIX WEEKS; <BR> - sic... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 12:50:19 EST Capitol Steps anyone? Does anyone listen to the Capitol Steps show. It airs on New Year's. I missed this year's show and forgot to record it too! But its usually very funny political satire. Maybe I can find it online somewhere. Fri, 5 Feb 2010 18:05:18 EST Is your station all talk? My public radio station ( WETS Johnson City, Tennessee) just announced a change to all news/talk, no more local programming of classical and bluegrass. I thought about being perturbed but then I realized that as often as not I put a cd in for my music fix and I have never donated during the music portion of programming. My concern has always been to keep NPR going. Tue, 26 Jan 2010 11:13:37 EST This I Believe "This I Believe" can be found on the NPR website. It is a large collection of personal essays written by people from all walks of life about values that are central to their lives. According to the website, this feature was based on the popular radio show in the 1950s hosted by Edward R. Murrow, and the essays are included in podcasts. <BR> <BR> I teach a couple of composition courses at a local community college and I have used some of these essays as the basis for classroom discussions and... Tue, 26 Jan 2010 00:36:25 EST Time to kick your trash I just looked at the leader boards in SparkPoints and in fitness minutes. I was a little sad to see my name so far down the list. Then i remembered that i didn't become a SparkPeople member until January 16th. <BR> <BR> I'm still in the top 25 in both lists. <BR> <BR> Just so you all know... I'm gonna kick some trash here on this team. Keep up if you can. <BR> <BR> (Here's to tomorrow when I find out that there are only 25 regularly active members on this team and I haven't really accom... Sun, 24 Jan 2010 18:22:12 EST Are you a clean eater, vegetarian or vegan? The new year is upon us and my husband & I have decided to try eating clean or going vegetarian. We pondered going vegan after reading Skinny Bitch but decided it would be too hard to give up dairy and chicken/turkey. Yesterday I bought the book on Clean Eating and it seems pretty doable. I was wondering if we could share some insights on these lifestyle choices. Any thoughts? Sun, 27 Dec 2009 20:58:36 EST Cool story on Voices in the Family It is about gratitude and it's impact on physical and mental health. <link> </link> <BR> A good site for keeping gratitude journals: <link> </link> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:50:26 EST Did anyone make Mama Stamberg's Cranberry Relish AS a regular NPR listener I have heard this recipe over and over and over these many years but never made, Anyone? Fri, 27 Nov 2009 08:53:02 EST Announcing my new team I just wanted to extend an invitation to all the NPR-philes out there to join my new team, Pickin', Grinnin' and Losing. This team is for anyone interested in folk music, especially for those who play an instrument or need to rededicate themselves to practice for a newer instrument. You can find my team here: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> The primary focus will be on folk music (think the kind of stuff on Garrison Keillor's Prairie Home Companion),... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 13:59:06 EST Podcasts and Audiobooks I use podcasts and audiobooks to keep me occupied while I'm walking. Some of the podcasts are NPR programs that I can't listen to while I'm a work. I also listen to audiobooks from Audible and free ones from Librivox. Does anyone have ones they've listen to and recommend? <BR> <BR> Audiobooks I've enjoyed recently are The Devil and the White City, Born to Run, The Heart Shaped Box, The Tipping Point, Several books by David Sedaris and other This American Life contributors. <BR> Thu, 17 Sep 2009 22:03:30 EST WHYY Y12 K Anyone up for doing this? <BR> <BR> Here is the email I just received as an WHYY Member: <BR> <BR> Dear Elizabeth, <BR> <BR> WHYY is proud to present the inaugural Y12K, a 12 kilometer (7.45 mile) road race benefiting your public media station. <BR> <BR> Designed to appeal to runners of all levels and to inspire area youth to "get up and go", the race is an "out and back" course with runners making their way from the southern side of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Falls Bridge and bac... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 12:47:36 EST TotN 7-29-09: "More to Love" fat social commentary Today on Talk of the Nation, Marianne Kirby, author of the fat acceptance blog The Rotund, talks about More to Love, a new dating reality show on FOX television. If you missed it, you can listen to it here: <link><BR>p?storyId=111329520 </link> <BR> <BR> While I have not seen the show and probably won't, the guests' perspectives were quite interesting. Give it a listen and weigh in (figuratively): Is this circus freak show for the skinnies or is it f... Wed, 29 Jul 2009 23:59:11 EST NPR matching game Have you guys seen this? Match the public radio person to their voice: <BR><BR>.php?storyId=110997701 Tue, 28 Jul 2009 09:02:17 EST Science Friday, "how tasty foods change the brain" I am a little behind on my Talk of the Nation Science Friday podcast but this episode features Dr. Kessler, he was FDA head under Pres. Clinton and Pres. Bush I, he has written a book recently that has received a good bit of press about how fatty/salty/sugary food alters our brain chemistry and makes us essentially addicted. It is worth a listen, I suppose I haven't ever eaten enough of that sort of food as an adult to become addicted, and what I have heard from Dr. Kessler has made me much m... Thu, 23 Jul 2009 16:23:15 EST This American Life If you want a laugh, the first segment of the show broadcast today on WHYY on sleep is very funny! <link><BR>episode=361 </link> Wed, 22 Jul 2009 21:51:26 EST World Have Your Say Today's program was about whether men just can't control themselves when women dress provocatively. I kept on thinking how fortunate it is for straight men that this isn't true! Tue, 14 Jul 2009 14:20:41 EST My amateur stand up bit on youtube Hey, you Obama-lovin', Fox-hatin', meat-spurnin', NPR-listenin', homosexual commies! I just uploaded my second ever attempt at stand up. I'd love for you to pop over to it and lie on my blog about how hysterical I was. And when you're through with that, your honest and constructive appraisal would be much appreciated. What worked? What didn't? And put that BA in Useless Studies to work by explaining WHY stuff worked and didn't work. And how about pacing, timing, delivery? Did my constan... Thu, 7 May 2009 13:06:00 EST Portion Distortion Quiz - how'd ya do? <link><BR>quizzes_questions.asp?quizid=32 </link> <BR> <BR> What a humbling experience - I only got 6/16! <BR> <em>58</em> Wed, 22 Apr 2009 09:30:07 EST Farm-Raised Whales! Did you hear this hysterical piece on today's ATC? Wed, 1 Apr 2009 20:49:18 EST wow! i've never had an internet OMG moment, but just now finding this team... wow! i'm really excited about sparkpeople in general, but having a team of devoted npr junkies just like me! Wed, 18 Mar 2009 00:08:52 EST Awesome guest on Think I caught some of this piece on Think today: <BR> <BR> Topic <BR> The Body Image Problem <BR> Guest <BR> Susie Orbach <BR> <BR> Description <BR> Why do some of us hate our bodies and why is the problem spreading around the world? We'll spend the hour with Susie Orbach, co-founder of the Women's Therapy Centre in London and New York and author of the new book "Bodies" (Picador Paperback Original, 2009). <BR> <BR> Publications/Recordings <BR> "Bodies" (Picador Paperback Original, 2009) <BR> ... Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:11:26 EST What's your favorite show on NPR? I know alot of folks probably discussed this in the "Introduce Yourself" Forum. <BR> <BR> But humor me a little :D <BR> <BR> What are your favorite shows? Why? What's your LEAST favorite show? Wed, 4 Feb 2009 13:35:35 EST Hello! I just found this page & am so glad! I am such an NPR nerd ( that's what my kids say). Anyway, I'm glad to have found this page. <BR> I'm so sad "News & Notes" was canceled due to funding! <em>46</em> <BR> Jeannie Sat, 31 Jan 2009 11:08:45 EST Winter pledge drive! I think the drive started sometime last week here in Dallas - but I only first heard the "pledge talk" today. My husband and I are FINALLY going to donate. It's about time, right? Mon, 26 Jan 2009 10:24:39 EST Garrison Keillor Books Has anyone read any of the Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon books? I recently finished both Pontoon and Liberty within the course of a week or so and thought they were phenomenal. Sat, 24 Jan 2009 10:35:16 EST Bye, bye, Bush/HELLO OBAMA! Hi Everyone - <BR> I find that NPR lovers also tend to be pretty politically aware, if not outright active, so I thought it would be interesting for us to share our feelings at this important time in United States history. As Obama stands poised to take the Oath of Office, and Bush prepares to step down from two terms in the White House, what are your thoughts, hopes and fears? <BR> <em>652</em> <BR> As for me, although I know that Michelle Obama got in trouble for expressing similar senti... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:52:11 EST Radio Lab OH MAN!! Does anyone else love Radio Lab? I can't get enough. New season starts soon! Wed, 19 Nov 2008 22:47:13 EST Guilty Pleasures - What we listen to BESIDES NPR.. Hi Everyone - <BR> I have been listening to a few things lately that feel very NPR-ish, but aren't on NPR, and it occurred to me that you all might like them, too. <BR> <BR> My newest addiction, for example, is The Moth podcasts. They're live storytelling. I subscribe through iTunes. Check it out at <link> </link> . <BR> <BR> How about you? What are you listening to when you are not listening to NPR? <BR> -Kristin Thu, 13 Nov 2008 00:17:28 EST All Things Considered 11/12/08 Hope everyone caught this on ATC. <BR> <BR> Study: Abdominal Fat Ups Heart Disease Risk <BR> <BR><BR>.php?storyId=96922213&ft=1&f=1001 Wed, 12 Nov 2008 19:02:29 EST Hello from new team member Hi - <BR> <BR> I'm Cushy. I'm 48. I listen to KUER in Salt Lake City. <BR> <BR> I'm delighted to find SP and looking forward to getting to know a bit about my new teammates. <BR> <BR> Cheers. Sun, 26 Oct 2008 11:44:04 EST Fall membership drive I turned on NPR on my way to work this morning to find out that they're doing their fall membership drive early to avoid cutting into the news as the campaign heats up. Are your stations doing the same? <BR> <BR> The local Cooke's kitchen showroom (.e. heaven on Earth) was doing a match this morning, so it seemed like a fitting time to call in and pledge! Tue, 23 Sep 2008 09:56:20 EST Lip stick on a pig! Did you hear the interview today with the farmer who was actually putting lipstick on a pig???? <BR> It made want to get out of the can (I meant to write car, but the slip is just how it feels when stuck) in the traffic I was stopped in to tell the other drivers to tune in. Wed, 10 Sep 2008 22:15:42 EST Do you do this? At the top and bottle of the hour, I try to guess who'll be reading the news. If I don't have any idea, I'll try to judge from the first few syllables but before the "I'm" Nora Rahm, Jack Spear, or who-ever. <BR> <BR> I was just wondering if I was the only one... Fri, 29 Aug 2008 17:26:09 EST Spring Plegde Drive Did you support your local NPR station? The spring pledge drive just ended here. I listen to KCUR 89.3 in Kansas City. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Apr 2008 21:56:16 EST New shows on WBHM! I got an email this morning about new shows on our NPR station. I'm so excited because instead of nonstop classical, we're actually going to have interesting, thought-provoking programming! Here's the email I got: <BR> <BR> Dear WBHM Listener, <BR> <BR> As a valued listener and member of WBHM we wanted you to know about some upcoming changes to WBHM. <BR> <BR> Effective Monday, March 31, 2008, WBHM will add three new programs to its weekday schedule. For the first time, listeners in Birm... Fri, 28 Mar 2008 10:07:03 EST What have you done to get your NPR fix? We've all heard of "Driveway Moments," those times when you are listening to NPR in the car, and you are so into it that you sit and listen even though you have reached your destination (there's even a Podcast for Driveway Moments!). What's the strangest thing you have done to make sure you didn't miss your favorite show, or to be able to hear the end of a story? <BR> <BR> Come on - you know you've done it, so 'fess up! Mon, 21 Jan 2008 13:16:59 EST NPR Podcasts! Recently discovered that most of NPR's shows are available in the form of free podcasts from iTunes. I get new episides of Science Friday, Fresh Air and that weekend Food show they do whenever I log into iTunes and plug in my iPod. I love it and thought that, as fellow NPR addicts, you might too. <BR> <BR> Amy Tue, 8 Jan 2008 14:01:18 EST Happy (late) New Year, NPR Addicts! Hi Everyone - <BR> I am finally back from three weeks with friends and family in New York for the holidays. I had a GREAT time, but overindulged quite a bit - set myself back a few pounds, and didn't exercise at all. It's amazing to me what a difference it made for me not to be able to log on to Spark! I had fun playing in the snow with my nephew, and knitting with my mom, as well as seeing all the changes to Brooklyn and the rest of the City (hello - new Pearl River and Muji store!) with ... Sun, 6 Jan 2008 13:33:15 EST Your biggest challenges for the holidays Hi Team! <BR> I am curious about what your biggest challenges will be this holiday season. Are you leaving town? Do you have to go to five holiday parties in a row? Do you have a weakness for holiday sweets? Is your December schedule too busy to stick to your usual exercise regimen? Share it here, along with your tactics for handling the challenges. <BR> You can do it! <BR> -Kristin Sun, 2 Dec 2007 02:56:15 EST