Fri June 8, 2012
The Two-Way

'Car Talk' Guys Are Retiring, But Their Best Stuff Will Be Rebroadcast

Originally published on Fri June 8, 2012 1:30 pm

Ray, left, doing some dental work on Tom.

Click and Clack are going into retirement.

This just in from NPR's communications department:

June 8, 2012; Our Fair City – Tom and Ray Magliozzi, aka Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers, the comedian mechanics who host NPR's Car Talk, will tell their listeners this afternoon that as of this fall, they'll no longer record new programs. But their weekly call-in series will continue to be distributed by NPR drawing on material from their 25 years of show archives.

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Wed May 23, 2012
The Two-Way

Challenge: Use The Moog Doodle To Play The 'All Things Considered' Theme

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 4:05 pm

Google's Moog Doodle.
  • A clip of the current 'All Things Considered' theme
  • Bob Boilen reporting, in 2002
  • Two early versions of the 'All Things Considered' theme


Mon March 12, 2012
Arts & Culture

Brevity is the Soul of Fic: NPR Kicks Off Round 8 of Three-Minute Fiction

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This weekend, NPR launched the latest round of its innovative writing contest Three-Minute Fiction. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole spoke with Weekend All Things Considered host and contest creator Guy Raz about Three-Minute Fiction’s evolution and its enduring popularity – something he says he never anticipated...

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Thu October 13, 2011
NPR Ombudsman

Why Do You Call Him Mr. Obama?

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 2:54 pm

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A number of listeners have written in recent weeks complaining that NPR reporters refer to President Obama as "Mr. Obama." Since the mid-1970s it has been NPR's policy to refer to the president as "Mr." instead of "President" on second reference. Below is an explanatory column slightly updated from 2009. We invite you to share your thoughts in the comments section.

Why Do You Call Him Mr. Obama?
Lori Grisham, Assistant to the Ombudsman

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