Melissa Kuypers

Melissa Kuypers appears in the following:

Faces Of NPR: Muhammad Khan

Friday, June 30, 2017

An Inside Look into NPR West's IT Support Specialist, Muhammad Khan.


Faces Of NPR: Anjuli Sastry

Friday, May 19, 2017

An Inside Look into one of NPR's Production Assistants for All Things Considered, Anjuli Sastry.


Bureau To Bureau: Who's Got NPR (T-Shirt) Style?

Monday, December 02, 2013

Here at NPR, like many work places, it's not uncommon for two or more staffers to show up at work inadvertently dressed alike. Men in polo shirts and khakis, women in sweater dresses, everyone in checked button-downs and jeans.

"Oh, didn't you get the memo?" they often joke for the ...


White House Correspondent Ari Shapiro, Live On Stage With Pink Martini

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Summer in Los Angeles isn't complete without a trip to the Hollywood Bowl. This outdoor concert venue seats just over 17,000 people and holds a variety of concerts from The Sound of Music sing-a-longs and Classical performances with the LA Philharmonic to contemporary acts like Vampire Weekend, vocalist Natalie Cole ...


Mitch Hurwitz Loves NPR

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

If you're anything like me, you probably spent some quality time with your Netflix account earlier this year when, after a seven-year hiatus, Arrested Development released an entire new season all at once. The whole Bluth family is back, along with much of the clever wordplay, subtle jokes that get ...


Reza Aslan Hearts NPR

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Author and religious scholar Reza Aslan is one of those people who's at NPR West so often that he blurs the line between guest and employee. We always joke with our regulars that they should have a punch card, and when it's full, they get their own cubicle.

Recently, Aslan ...


Miranda July Hearts NPR

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Director, author and artist Miranda July came to NPR West for an interview with Linda Wertheimer for Weekend Edition Saturday about her new project called We Think Alone. It's an art project that sends out the personal emails of ten notable people to anyone who has signed up to receive ...


Maria Bamford Loves NPR

Friday, July 19, 2013

Maria Bamford is a stand-up comedian with a growing and dedicated following. You might recognize her unique voice from the many cartoons she plays, or you might know her as a meth addict named Debris in the new season of Arrested Development.

She came in for an interview with Fresh ...


Guillermo Del Toro Hearts NPR

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

In the new science-fiction movie Pacific Rim, humans make giant robots called "Jaegers" to combat giant monsters called kaiju (the Japanese word for monster), which are sent from the bottom of the Pacific Ocean by beings from another dimension.

All Things Considered Host Audie Cornish spoke with the Pacific Rim ...


Liev Schreiber Loves NPR

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Liev Schreiber plays the titular character in the new Showtime series Ray Donovan. It's about a Hollywood clean-up man who works outside the law to help celebrities avoid scandal. Schreiber came in to talk to Fresh Air Host Dave Davies about character development on TV and in the theater, his ...


Coco O. Hearts NPR

Monday, July 08, 2013

Singer Coco O. and musician/producer Robin Hannibal make up the Danish duo Quadron. They were introduced to each other as teenagers by a mutual friend, because they both love 70s soul music. The group's name comes from discovering that they are each a quarter black, and also because their sound ...


Zack Snyder Loves NPR

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

It's never an easy task to remake a beloved part of American culture, but director Zack Snyder took the challenge with Superman in his new film Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill as the man himself and Amy Adams as Lois Lane.

Snyder came by NPR West to talk with ...


Andrea Ghez Hearts NPR

Monday, July 01, 2013

As you probably know, we get a lot of stars here at NPR West. Sometimes they're stars who study stars. Our Science Correspondent Joe Palca says UCLA astronomer Andrea Ghez is "a real hotshot scientist," a status confirmed by her many honors including a MacArthur "genius grant" Fellowship ...


Sofia Coppola Hearts NPR

Monday, June 24, 2013

Oscar-winning director Sofia Coppola has a new movie out called The Bling Ring. It's based on the true story of middle-class Los Angeles teenagers who famously robbed celebrities' houses, the likes of Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan and Orlando Bloom. She and Emma Watson, one of the stars in the film, ...


Matthew Morrison Hearts NPR

Monday, June 17, 2013

You may know Matthew Morrison as the teacher and choir director Will Schuester, aka. "Mr. Schue," from the Fox television show Glee. Given his singing and dancing on the program, however, it's probably no surprise that his heart lies with Broadway. Morrison has a new album out called Where It ...


Joss Whedon Loves NPR

Saturday, June 08, 2013

Fans of writer/producer/director Joss Whedon don't just kinda like him. They REALLY LOVE him. He's responsible for shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, and movies like Cabin in the Woods and The Avengers, as well as the un-categorize-able Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. This weekend he has a modern, ...


Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke Heart NPR

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Before Midnight is the third movie about Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy), and takes place 23 years after the first one (Before Sunrise) and 15 years after the second (Before Sunset). All three films were written and directed by Richard Linklater. For Before Midnight and Before Sunset, Delpy ...


Clairy Browne Loves NPR

Sunday, June 02, 2013

The Australian group Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes has a new album out in the United States called Baby Caught the Bus. While their sound has been pegged as everything from gospel to doo-wop, the group really defies the confines of a musical category.

Lead singer Clairy Browne came ...


Paul F. Tompkins Loves NPR

Monday, May 27, 2013

New York might be the city that never sleeps, but here in Los Angeles, we're a little more laid back, though some of us need a little help getting there. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins came by NPR West for an All Things Considered review an app called Sleep Machine, that ...


Christopher Guest Hearts NPR

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Christopher Guest, known as a leader in the mockumentary style after his 1984 film This is Spinal Tap, has a new show on HBO. It's called Family Tree, and stars Chris O'Dowd as a man tracking down his family lineage after receiving a mysterious box from an aunt he didn't ...