NPR http://www.kplu.org en Get The Best Seats To 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' Before They Go On Sale! http://www.kplu.org/post/get-best-seats-wait-waitdont-tell-me-they-go-sale <div id="pledgeMessage"><div class="title"><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you're a fan of "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!", the oddly informative news quiz from NPR, you won't want to miss their live show at Seattle's Paramount </span>Theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> on Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">We're offering YOU the opportunity to purchase premium seats before they go on sale to the public. We also have a limited number of VIP packages available which include premium seats and a post-show meet and greet with the cast of "Wait Wait" — a </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> exclusive.&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">PURCHASE YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS <a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu-tickets/Wait_Wait_tickets_2014/form.pledgemain">HERE</a>.</strong></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 02:56:34 +0000 Brenda Goldstein-Young 17656 at http://www.kplu.org Get The Best Seats To 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!' Before They Go On Sale! 3 Things To Say At A Super Bowl Party http://www.kplu.org/post/3-ways-sound-smart-super-bowl-party If you're invited to a Super Bowl party and aren't quite up to speed about Sunday's big game, join the club. This blogger's a Buffalo Bills fan and tries to kind of tune out around this time of the season because, after all, it <a href="http://bleacherreport.com/articles/725977-wide-right-twenty-years-since-the-miss-that-changed-buffalo" target="_blank">brings back some painful memories</a>.<p>But it is the big story of the weekend, and The Two-Way knows it needs to be covered in some way. Sat, 02 Feb 2013 00:37:59 +0000 Mark Memmott 7712 at http://www.kplu.org 3 Things To Say At A Super Bowl Party Gerry Hadden covers his years as an NPR foreign correspondent http://www.kplu.org/post/gerry-hadden-covers-his-years-npr-foreign-correspondent <p>Any dedicated public radio listener has probably wondered what it&#39;s like to be a foreign correspondent for NPR. Reporter <a href="http://www.gerryhadden.com/gerryhadden/Bio.html">Gerry Hadden</a> gives us a glimpse into that world in his memoir, <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/62646482/Never-the-Hope-Itself-by-Gerry-Hadden">Never the Hope Itself</a>.</p><p> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 12:30:00 +0000 Erin Hennessey 3318 at http://www.kplu.org Gerry Hadden covers his years as an NPR foreign correspondent NPR chief resigns in wake of latest controversy http://www.kplu.org/post/npr-chief-resigns-wake-latest-controversy <p>NPR President and CEO&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/people/99152497/vivian-schiller" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); " target="_blank">Vivian Schiller</a>&nbsp;has resigned after NPR&#39;s&nbsp;board of directors decided that she could no longer effectively lead the organization.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; ">This follows&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/09/134387775/update-latest-on-aftermath-of-npr-execs-comments" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); " target="_blank">yesterday&#39;s news</a>&nbsp;that then-NPR fundraiser Ron Schiller (no relation) was videotaped slamming conservatives and questioning whether NPR needs federal funding during a lunch with men posing as members of a Muslim organization (they were working with political activist James O&#39;Keefe on a &quot;sting.&quot;)</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; ">Vivian Schiller quickly condemned Ron Schiller&#39;s comments, and he moved up an already-announced decision to leave NPR and resigned effective immediately.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; ">But Ron Schiller&#39;s gaffe followed last fall&#39;s&nbsp;<a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/01/07/132708700/review-of-juan-wiliams-firing-completed-npr-senior-vp-for-news-resigns?print=1" style="text-decoration: none; color: rgb(51, 102, 204); " target="_blank">dismissal of NPR political analyst Juan Williams</a>, for which Vivian Schiller came under harsh criticism and NPR&#39;s top news executive, Ellen Weiss, resigned.</p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; "><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/09/134388981/npr-ceo-vivian-schiller-resigns">Read More</a></p><p style="padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 1.25em; margin-left: 0px; font-family: georgia, sans-serif; font-size: 16px; color: rgb(102, 102, 102); line-height: 1.3em; overflow-x: visible; overflow-y: visible; width: auto; "> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 17:58:51 +0000 NPR.org 959 at http://www.kplu.org NPR chief resigns in wake of latest controversy Did He Deserve to be Fired? NPR Cans Analyst Juan Williams http://www.kplu.org/post/did-he-deserve-be-fired-npr-cans-analyst-juan-williams <p>On a rare day when the President of the United States is in town, the talk of KPLU&#39;s&nbsp; newsroom was not on Obama&#39;s visit, but Juan Williams&#39; firing by NPR.&nbsp; Williams told <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/10/21/npr-fires-juan-williams-oreilly-appearance/">Fox News commentator Bill O&#39;Reilly </a>on Monday &quot;I&#39;m not a bigot. You know the kind of books I&#39;ve written about the civil rights movement in this country. Thu, 21 Oct 2010 23:34:56 +0000 Gary Davis 53 at http://www.kplu.org Did He Deserve to be Fired? NPR Cans Analyst Juan Williams