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NEA Chairman Wishes CARES Act Provided More - 'The Demand is so Much Greater Than the Supply'

NPR has reported that while arts organizations are benefiting from CARES Act grants, 'the demand is so much greater than the supply,' [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Npr, Nea, BWW News Desk

Why NPR’s ‘Code Switch” Is Now Number One On The Podcast Charts

“It’s precisely because Code Switch has spent years interrogating the effects of race and identity on society that it’s the podcast many listeners are now turning to. Launched in 2016, Code Switch has a back catalog of episodes that are just as prescient today as they were when they were first recorded.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, 06.27.20

LISTEN: Lin-Manuel Miranda Discusses HAMILTON's Relevance, Creating Roles For People of Color, and More

Lin-Manuel Miranda recently chatted with NPR about Hamilton and its continued relevance in society today, as well as In the Heights, his childhood, career, and more. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Npr, Hamilton, Lin Manuel Miranda, BWW News Desk

VIDEO: The Cast of HADESTOWN Performs a Tiny Desk Concert

Cast members from Hadestown united for a Tiny Desk Concert, hosted by NPR The concert was filmed back in March, but has just been released. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Npr, BWW News Desk, Hadestown

NPR Audience Soars, Underwriting Stalls, And Execs Take Pay Cuts

People are consuming more news than usual. Monthly readership of NPR’s website has more than doubled and average weekly streaming of its radio shows has gone up 31 percent since the crisis began. Podcast downloads have also increased. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, Audience, 04.20.20

Planet Money: A case study in taking risk

Adam Davidson, staff writer for The New Yorker and cofounder of NPR's Planet Money, was raised in an environment in which everything was grounds for discussion — except money. So, of course, money was what he took an interest in.The idea for Planet Money came from a place of frustration that Davidson and his friends felt toward the shortcomings of current business coverage. They aimed to breathe new life into the field. Planet Money's road to success has consistently involved a team that holds e...
Tags: Motivation, Art, Business, Money, Learning, Identity, Life, Finance, Happiness, Intelligence, Teaching, Creativity, Innovation, Npr, Start-up, Self

NPR Reporter Shows You How To Build The Perfect Home Radio Studio

“Don Gonyea, NPR’s roving national political correspondent, has a lot of experience recording high-quality audio outside of a studio. He often records his features and spots from hotel rooms across the country while he follows political hopefuls. … We thought Gonyea’s expertise building temporary studios with everyday items like couch cushions and pillows may come in handy for those of you at home who could use some guidance. Here are his top tips.” – Current
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, Don Gonyea, Gonyea, 04.08.20

How Podcasting Is Changing

The podcasting business is changing at the speed of sound. There’s a pivot toward profit. And while that’s great in the short run for public podcasting, it also attracts new players and an aggressive new business model. Public podcasts that often started as spinoffs or experiments are becoming lucrative. NPR recently projected that podcasting would account within three years for 20% of its revenues. In public-broadcasting–adjacent venues, The Daily reportedly made millions last year, and Slate ...
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, 03.31.20

Met Opera Lays Off All Union Employees, Including Musicians and Chorus

Anastasia Tsioulcas of NPR has reported on Twitter that the Met Opera has laid off all of its union employees. This includes all of its musicians and chorus. [Author: Stephi Wild]
Tags: Theatre, Npr, Stephi Wild, Anastasia Tsioulcas

NPR Is Turning 50 – Here’s How It Happened

In 1971, there were 88 member stations and a total staff of 65; now NPR’s total staff is 862, with 390 in news and 17 overseas bureaus, and the network has 1,008 member and affiliated stations.  The total weekly audience for NPR stations is 37 million; 27 million for NPR programs. Ninety-nine million consume NPR content from some platform in a month. NPR is the leading publisher of podcasts and reaches 23.7 million listeners monthly with its offerings. – Current
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, 02.26.20

A new play lets formerly incarcerated people tell their stories. Meanwhile, prisons are still banning books.

In January of 2018, I was hired by the Civic Ensemble of Ithaca, New York to take part in a fascinating playwriting opportunity. The company had started a ReEntry Theatre program in 2015, teaming with state social services to implement a theatre education curriculum to help people dealing with incarceration and substance abuse rehabilitation to transition back into society. In the past, the program participants had written their own monologues and brief scenes, along with learning some improv...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Prison, Incarceration, Censorship, Theatre, United States, Npr, Plays, Ithaca, PEN America, Rand Corporation, Ithaca New York, Broadway World, Prisoners Rights

Craft beer waste saves Montana town $1M for wastewater treatment

A Montana town has found a money-saving solution to its sewage and wastewater treatment expenses, thanks to a nearby craft brewery. The innovation caught the eye of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which provided the town and its water reclamation facility an Honorable Mention accolade in one of the federal agency’s annual awards. Havre, Montana has a population of 10,000. Its 40-year-old water reclamation facility, as the EPA has described, “needed upgrades to help meet their final am...
Tags: Design, News, Montana, Environment, US, Beer, Epa, Npr, Water Quality, Water Issues, Ewg, Havre, Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Revis, Wastewater Treatment, Water Treatment

Plant Manager Discovers Beer Production Waste Can Be Used to Make Wastewater Treatment Cheaper

Brewery managers have to know their chemistry. Understanding how to manipulate the brewing and fermentation process is crucial to devising a liquid that people will crave and ask for at the bar.Photo by Gerrie van der Walt on Unsplash Sewage treatment facility managers have to know their chemistry, too; but while they're also dealing with yellowish-brown liquids, their target end product is clean water that won't cause algae blooms and kill marine life. To turn wastewater into something that can...
Tags: Design, Npr, Havre, Bozeman, Newfield, Garrity, Michael Garrity, Jonas Jacobsson, Havre Montana, Timothy Dykes, Gerrie van der Walt, Drue Newfield, Triple Dog Brewing Co, Triple Dog Brewing Co Newfield, NPR Triple Dog Brewing Co With

The Best Opera For Newbies, And Other Opera Questions

Tom Huizenga explains opera to NPR listeners: “It’s one of the most complicated art forms because, if you think about it: you’ve got drama, you’ve got music, you’ve got singing, you’ve got costumes, you’ve got lighting, you’ve got ballet sometimes. You’ve got all kinds of stagecraft. When all the cylinders are firing, it can be mind-blowing. But for me, it ends up being all about the voice. They’ve got to do it without a microphone, over the top of an orchestra, and they’ve got to project that ...
Tags: Art, Music, Npr, Audience, Tom Huizenga, 01.26.20

Compare Trump's new Space Force logo with the Star Trek Starfleet Command logo

Damnit Paramount, I'm a blogger not a lawyer... but you might want to call one. Yes, that is the U.S. Space Force logo that Donald Trump just revealed. And yes, that is the Star Trek Starfleet Command logo. (NPR) Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this...— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) January 24, 2020
Tags: Post, Design, News, Star Trek, Npr, Donald Trump, Logos, Trump, George Takei, Space Force, U S Space Force, Star Trek Starfleet Command

Spotify will now create playlists for your pet

Spotify has just announced a free playlist-creation site for pets. Research suggests that animals have their own music preferences. Hedgehogs possibly don't get enough respect. None Dear Spotify, I am a hedgehog and a regular listener when my human plays Spotify as she works. I would like to point out the bias in your new pet playlist feature. Why are there no playlists for hedgehogs? Hedgehogs rock, and it's high time you overstuffed primates understood this. Sincerely,Snuggles Johnson The st...
Tags: Art, Spotify, Music, Internet, Neuroscience, Innovation, Beethoven, Npr, Lulu, Sound, Darwin, Mozart, Emory University, University of Wisconsin Madison, University of Leicester, Bach

Adam Driver Walks Out of NPR Interview Over MARRIAGE STORY Clip

Adam Driver walked out of an interview on theNPRtalk showFresh Air earlier this month when host Terry Gross tried to play a clip of Driver from the film Marriage Story. [Author: TV News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Npr, Adam Driver, Terry Gross, TV News Desk

NPR Changes The Formula For What It Charges Local Stations

Among stations with annual membership income above $4 million, the median change in fees is a 9% increase, according to NPR; among stations with income below $250,000, an 8% decline. – Current
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, 12.12.19

How NPR Changed The Voice Of Authority

NPR has kept speaking with many voices that would sound out of place on the air anywhere else. Many, if not most, have been female. As hosts and anchors, correspondents and reporters, women have played a key role in giving NPR its distinctive sound. – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, Voice Of Authority, 12.10.19

Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act is signed into law

In a bipartisan win, the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act has been signed into law, making serious harm to “living non-human mammals, birds, reptiles or amphibians” a federal crime. The law also includes a ban on the creation, sale and distribution of any electronic image or digital recording that depicts acts of animal cruelty. The measure was jointly introduced by Representative Ted Deutch (D-FL) and Representative Vern Buchanan (R-FL). The Humane Society of the United States h...
Tags: Design, Congress, Senate, United States, House, House Of Representatives, Npr, Humane Society, Trump, Vern Buchanan, Ted Deutch, Kitty Block, Marty Irby, Humane Society of the United States The

4 courses that will turn your podcast idea into solid gold

This four-course podcasting bundle explores how to build a successful podcast brand.Industry-recognized podcasting experts explain effective storytelling techniques.The training digs into marketing techniques to make your podcast profitable. None There are currently over 750,000 podcasts being produced around the globe. In the U.S. alone, more than 16 million people consider themselves avid podcast fans.Anyone with a killer idea for a podcast can learn valuable tactics for turning that idea in...
Tags: Art, Technology, Learning, Education, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, Success, Hack, Creativity, Culture, Innovation, Npr, Lewis Howes, John Lee Dumas, Alex Blumberg

Trump Proposes Shutting Down NEA, NEH, Cultural Agencies… Again

For the third time in as many years, the White House has proposed a federal budget that would shutter the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — which supports PBS and NPR — and the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Like last year, the plan provides small appropriations for each agency to facilitate its orderly demise. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, White House, Npr, Pbs, Issues, Trump, Institute of Museum and Library Services Like, 11.18.19

Venice's worst flood in 50 years blamed on climate change

Venice is inundated with floodwaters, with more than 85 percent of the city, including its historic basilica and centuries-old buildings, experiencing floods. Both residents and tourists are forced to navigate streets in waist-high waters, prompting the Venetian mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, to issue a state of emergency for the city. Nearly a third of Venice’s 1,100 raised walkways are now overwhelmed by high water. While exceptionally high tides, called acqua alta, have occurred here every five years...
Tags: Design, Bbc, Npr, Venice, Adriatic, Luigi Brugnaro, Mose, Brugnaro, Punta della Salute, Apennines Mountains Similarly Venice

How Astronauts Get Their Spacesuits On (and Other Fun Facts)

While researching the story of NASA's new spacesuit prototypes, I could not confirm the one-size-fits-all claim made by news outlets. But I did learn the following fun facts while I was looking:- According to NASA: During spacewalks, which can last for many hours, astronauts all wear "a diaper-like garment…that is a combination of commercial products stitched together for maximum absorption." Astronauts "generally prefer not to use it."- Amy Ross, NASA's lead spacesuit engineer, describes her jo...
Tags: Design, Tech, Nasa, Orion, Npr, Mars, Iss, Anne McClain, Amy Ross

Listening Clubs Bring Audiences Of NPR’s Spanish-Language Podcast Together In Real Life

Radio Ambulante has a Facebook group with thousands of members in more than 19 countries. Editors there decided, “Let’s go back to the first place and do this but offline. We don’t want to have Facebook in between you and other listeners.” So they’ve organized listening clubs (the podcast equivalent of book clubs) for people to meet in person, listen to Radio Ambulante, and discuss what they’ve heard. – Nieman Lab
Tags: Art, Facebook, Media, Npr, Audience, Radio Ambulante, 09.30.19

Even the most remote islands are victims of plastic pollution

Plastic hasn’t taken much more than a century to conquer the entire world. Since plastic’s invention in 1907, it has infiltrated even the most remote island chains, according to a new study by marine biologist Jennifer Lavers and her associates. When the researchers visited the Cocos Keeling Islands — 6 square miles of land 1,300 miles off Australia’s northwest coast — they found a staggering accumulation of plastic waste. Because nearly no one lives on the islands, the plastic bags, straws, cu...
Tags: Design, News, Australia, Environment, Ocean, Plastic, Npr, Plastic Waste, Waste Disposal, Plastic Pollution, Antarctic Studies, Cocos Keeling Islands, Institute for Marine, Jennifer Lavers, Lavers, University of Tasmania Related

After 40 Years, NPR’s Morning Edition Gets New Musical Theme

The original theme – played in many versions since the program’s launch in 1979 was composed by BJ Leiderman. So why the update? The show’s current producers wanted to “freshen” the sound. “I wanted a sound and a mood and a tone and a feel and a vibe all mixed in one,” says executive producer Kenya Young. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, 05.05.19, BJ Leiderman

Magnificent photos from a psychedelic family's California trip

For more than 50 years, Roger Steffens has traveled the electric arteries of the counterculture embracing mind-expanding experiences, deep social connection, and unadulterated fun at every turn. And he’s captured it all on film. After serving in Vietnam during the final 26 months of the ‘60s, where he won a Bronze Star for founding a refugee campaign that raised over 100 tons of food and clothing, he spent a year lecturing against the war before settling in Marrakech. Finally returning Statesid...
Tags: Art, Post, Hollywood, Design, News, California, Devon, Npr, Dennis Hopper, Bob Marley, Vietnam, Kate, West Coast, Photographs, Berkeley, Death Valley

The Author Of ‘American Marriage’ Is Not An Overnight Success

Tayari Jones had several well-reviewed books before American Marriage too off last year. She remembers, “I published my first book in 2002 and I remember that I was at Bread Loaf [Writers’ Conference]. A lot of [other emerging writers] had been on NPR and other things and I hadn’t done any of these things. I remember I sat on my bed in my little Bread Loaf dorm room and I just cried. How will I ever catch up?” – Shondaland
Tags: Art, Npr, Words, Tayari Jones, 04.26.19

Study shows meal kits are more sustainable than grocery shopping

Meal kit delivery companies eliminate the weekly rush to the grocery store, making meal preparation easier than ever, but are they good for the environment? While some may dismiss these services as being wasteful, a new study reveals that they are actually more eco-friendly than you might think. Researchers compared ingredients commonly used in meal kit deliveries to their grocery store counterparts and found they have a much smaller carbon footprint. According to NPR, meals prepared with ingre...
Tags: Design, Features, United States, Grocery Stores, Blue Apron, Food Waste, Npr, Zero Waste, Emissions, Vegan, Eco-friendly, University Of Michigan, Vegetarian, Plastic Waste, Gluten Free, Eat & Drink

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