Behind The Stories

Public Broadcasting Sweeps 2015 DuPont-Columbia Awards

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Public broadcasting reports sweep 2015 duPont-Columbia Awards.


NPR Asks Millennials To Report On Their Generation, From Outside The Box

Monday, October 06, 2014

NPR's New Boom Series Offers Extensive Reports On Millennials, By Millennials


The Politics of the War of 1812 – and Now

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

E.J. Dionne discusses his source of inspiration for reporting the 1814 Burning of Washington in real time.


ProFile: Hansi Lo Wang

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Meet Hansi Lo Wang, the NPR reporter recently awarded the IJJ "Immigration in the Heartland" reporting fellowship.


SXNPR: Your Guide to NPR at SXSW

Friday, March 07, 2014

Where to find NPR on the ground in Austin at SXSW - and how to follow along online.


Women Digital Thinkers Tweet A Day in Their Lives: Join Us For #NPRWIT

Friday, February 28, 2014

Follow along and add your voice to the conversation about Women in Tech hosted by Tell Me More this March.


Surviving Breast Cancer: A New Book by NPR News Executive Editor

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Madhulika Sikka shares her inventive reaction to battling breast cancer in her new book, A Breast Cancer Alphabet.


Step into Maria Fabrizio's Wordless Workspace

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Maria Fabrizio, the creative mind behind the blog 'Wordless News,' invites us into her delightful studio where she's illustrating Morning Edition stories.


Gather 'Round And Get Merry

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

How Lizz Wistead, John Hodgman, A.J. Jacobs and NPR's Ask Me Another do the holidays.


Colbert Tries Planet Money On For Size

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

As the Planet Money t-shirts (all 25,000 of them) have fanned out across the country, so too has the multi-everything microsite. Word of the XXL-sized reporting project has cropped up in Fast Company, Of A Kind, Glamour, Gizmodo and on The Colbert Report.


Turkey & Tattoos: NPR Is Thankful For A John Mayer Performance This T-Day

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tune in to All Things Considered on Thanksgiving Day to hear a special performance and interview with Grammy award-winning musician John Mayer.


Tales From The Commute: How NPR Gets To Work

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Slugging, urban encounters with deer, biking in 33 degrees below zero temperatures... It's all in a day's commute for NPR and public radio staffers.


Beauty In A Place Of Misery: Laura Sullivan On Her Night At Alcatraz

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

A few weeks ago on All Things Considered, NPR Investigative Correspondent Laura Sullivan told the story of Bill Baker, a former inmate at Alcatraz, who came back to spend a night in his former cell. We wanted to know more, so we asked Sullivan a few more questions.


NPR Producer Tells About Iranian Heritage From Bucyrus, Ohio To L.A.'s Persian Square

Friday, November 01, 2013

Chronicling Iran's heroes and heroines, from an 11th century Persian physician to a modern-day astronomer, NPR producer Davar Ardalan recently published a book collecting stories of Iranian heritage alive in the United States.


NPR's 'Axe Me Another' Celebrates Halloween With R.L. Stine

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NPR's Ask Me Another put a special Halloween spell on its show next week and brought in an expert in all things scary for the occasion too: R.L Stine. See photos of all the costumes here.


You've Tracked Down Hundreds Of Accessible Playgrounds. Help Us Find More!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

We asked our audience to help us improve our national guide to accessible playgrounds, and it responded, adding or editing hundreds of locations.


On Labor Day, Your Photos Tell the Story of 'Hard Work'

Monday, September 02, 2013

On this Labor Day, let's celebrate those who do the hardest work in the only way we know how: telling their stories. See portraits from the new visual storytelling project Public Square and a Q&A with the folks who got it started, NPR Multimedia Producer Claire O'Neill and KPCC's Grant Slater.


The NPR Podcast Guide: NPR Food

Friday, August 30, 2013

Got food on the brain this Labor Day weekend? Us too. Thankfully, NPR streams an all-food, all-the-time podcast, covering topics from the farm to your table and beyond. Dig in!


NPR In The News: Summer of '63 Edition

Thursday, August 29, 2013

The NPR special series The Summer of '63 culminated yesterday with the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. As other media followed and discussed the events happening here in DC, NPR's work was highlighted and our journalists were asked to be a part of their conversations.


Coming Soon: A New Homepage

Monday, August 12, 2013

A big change is coming to, and you are among the first to know about it.