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NPR Music App

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Just downloaded the brand spanking new version of the NPR Music App for iPad (it’s universal, so runs on all your iOS devices) and, while I’ve only used it for a couple of minutes, I’m already in love.

The previous version was kind clumsy and not well designed. So far the new version seems stellar. Visually beautiful, easy to find music, overall a truly lovely app. (And that’s after only five minutes gang!) Plus, March 7th you can use the app to watch a live stream of The Shins concert live from NYC. (Of course, anyone who wants to send me tix so I can see the show live is welcome to do so!)

A great way to discover new music or enjoy the stuff you already love.

Highly recommended.

Updated to reflect the fact that you can WATCH the concert in-app. Very cool.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 15th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Dies At 93

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I will most definitely miss Mr. Schorr every Saturday morning on Weekend Edition.

Journalism Legend Daniel Schorr Dies At 93 | via NPR

In addition, Scott Simon’s personal remembrance of Mr. Schorr.

Around the NPR hallways over the past 10 years and some, it’s been the tendency to think of him as a sweet old grandfather. That’s not how [Mike] Wallace remembered him. “He’s never been sweet,” he said.

“There was not a lot of small talk in Dan,” Wallace said. “And Dan had told me that. He had come the hard way, so to speak, and he wanted to make a name for himself in broadcasting, in news and he did not suffer fools gladly and he was not particularly interested in nonsense or pablum.”?

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 23rd, 2010 at 12:19 pm

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Forgive My Faux Pas

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I neglected to link to the 43 Folders Podcast with Merlin Mann and John Gruber that I was talking about the other day. So, here it is.

While you’re at it, Northeast Public Radio has an excellent weekly program called the Media Project, which I’ve just discovered is also offered as a podcast. To quote the WAMC website “The Media Project is an inside look at media coverage of current events.” It’s hosted by two print media editors/publishers, the president/ceo of WAMC public Radio, a television news anchor. It’s always interesting and always fun.

This week’s segment is particularly interesting on two counts. First, there’s a surprising symmetry between what the Media Project has to say about the the importance of quality content and what the aforementioned 43 Folders podcast has to say about the same. Second, there’s a discussion about halfway through the Media Project podcast about how NPR’s national marketing campaigns are affecting local public radio stations, especially since NPR has started pushing their listenership to the NPR.org website for more detailed reporting on stories being run on their national shows.

I can’t recommend both these shows highly enough. And, as far as I’m concerned, WAMC Northeast Public Radio is the best Public Radio Station on the planet.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

April 10th, 2009 at 9:34 am

NPR Tribute To Paul Harvey

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Scott Simon, on Weekend Edition Sunday, offered up a very nice tribute to broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

March 2nd, 2009 at 10:44 am

In The Event That Telepathic Newscasts Become A Thing of the Present

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NPR.org has some interesting legal copy in the comments section at the end of every article on their website:

NPR reserves the right to read on the air and/or publish on its Web site or in any medium now known or unknown the e-mails and letters that we receive.

Ya know, just to make sure all the bases are covered.

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December 18th, 2008 at 10:09 am

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