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Re:Defining Black History

Jan 26, 2015
stateofthereunion.com

This Sunday, February 1 at 7 p.m. join WRVO for a State of the Re:Union special on black history. Re:Defining Black History is just one in a series of specials for Black History Month heard each Sunday.

During a month selected to celebrate "history," we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.'s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales.

Discovery Tour: America's Cowboy Country

Jan 16, 2015
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Join WRVO and Boyer Travel on an eight-day excursion to America's cowboy country in September, 2015. Highlights include a Jackson Hole rodeo, trips to Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mt. Rushmore, and more. The tour, from Tuesday, September 1 through Tuesday, September 8, makes its way across Northern Wyoming and South Dakota.

February 15: Our Computers, Ourselves. This week, we look at the ways technology affects us, and the main question is : Are computers changing human character? You’ll hear from cyborgs, bullies, neuroscientists and police chiefs about whether our closeness with computers is changing us as a species.

This is the final broadcast of NPR's six-week series Invisibilia! Thank you for listening. Fell free to offer your thoughts and comments by sending us an email to feedback@wrvo.org.

"Tuned to Yesterday" is sending out 2014 with a bang with a New Year’s Eve special! This Wednesday night at 10 enjoy an hour of moments from some of your favorite old time radio shows to hear how they celebrated another year gone by.

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President Barack Obama will hold a press conference Friday in the White House briefing room. It will be his final press conference of 2014, before leaving Washington for the holidays. The president is expected to answer questions on a range of topics, including U.S. relations with Cuba, the recent Sony Corporation hacking story and more. 

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What would 2014 have been like without Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Diane Rehm, or all your other favorites on WRVO?

You did a lot of listening this past year, and we appreciate it. As you consider your end-of-year charitable giving, please keep WRVO Public Media in your plans. Your tax-deductible gift will help ensure the news and entertainment you depend on will be there for you in 2015. You can make your financial contribution here.

Tinsel Tales

Nov 28, 2014
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Sunday December 7th at 7 p.m.

We kick off the holiday season with collection of holiday stories of all kinds: funny, touching, insightful and surprising. Baxter Black ponders Christmas for cows; Bailey White sneaks into her neighbor's yard in search of an elusive hemlock tree; O. Henry's Gift of the Magi; and a different take on How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Hosted by NPR's Lynn Neary.

Hearing Voices Christmas Mashup

Nov 28, 2014
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Sunday December 14th at 7 p.m.

A mix of holiday stories, found-sound, and sampled songs: A bell-ringer at the Mall of America. Holiday history as told by second graders. A trip to the toy store. Carols sung by Zulu children in a South African orphanage. And holiday bits from Bing Crosby, George W. Bush, and The Beatles Fan Club Christmas messages. Hosted by Barrett Golding.

Hanukkah Lights

Nov 28, 2014
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Sunday December 21st at 7 p.m.

A perennial favorite with brand new Hanukkah stories written by acclaimed authors Debra Ginsberg, Anne Burt, Simone Zelitch, Andrew Borowitz, and Theodore Bikel. Hear a wide variety of stories perfect for the holiday --- one story is funny and crisp, another historical, and there's one with a multicultural theme. Also included is a story about the supernatural and one that ends with the best last line for any Hanukkah show, "Love is the only miracle." Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Jonathan Winters' A Christmas Carol

Nov 28, 2014

Wednesday December 24th at 8 p.m.

An updated version of a public radio tradition hosted by NPR's Susan Stamberg. Master comedian Jonathan Winters presents a distinctive reading of Dickens' holiday classic, with a special performing edition prepared by Dickens for his own presentations. Also featuring Mimi Kennedy.

Professor Mikey's New Year's Revolution

Nov 28, 2014

Sunday December 28th at 7 p.m.

The perfect New Year's mixtape, complete with rarities, standards, surprises, blatant nostalgia, sincere resolutions, unashamed hope, and serious parties! From the Great Depression to the Great Recession, New Year's music from all genres for all tastes.

Capitol Steps

Wednesday December 31st at 8 p.m.

Thursday January 1st at noon

Say good-bye and good riddance to 2014 with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-end review. It's all in their hour-long special of "Politics Takes a Holiday!" This year' show features:

Turkey Confidential on WRVO

Nov 24, 2014

Thursday, November 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

National Call-In Line:  800-242-2828

#turkeyconfidential

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to address the nation tonight at 8 p.m. from the White House. He will unveil executive actions on immigration.

WRVO and NPR will provide live anchored special coverage with Melissa Block, including the president's speech and analysis, starting at 8 p.m. Block will be joined in studio by Mara Liasson, political correspondent; Tamara Keith, White House correspondent; Ron Elving, senior Washington editor; and Juana Summers, congressional reporter. John Burnett, national correspondent, will join in from Texas.

Minor program adjustments at WRVO

Nov 16, 2014
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Thought you heard something just a little different on WRVO? Good for you…that means you’re paying attention. NPR has made some minor changes to some of its programs – most notably Morning Edition and All Things Considered – which require us to make a few adjustments of our own. You may hear a newscast where you didn’t hear one before, or a feature you’re used to hearing at a certain time may be heard a little earlier or later.

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In 2006, the original 4.5 million doughboys of World War One had shrunk to a mere handful of veterans, aged 105 to 113. The World War I Living History Project was the only media project to recognize the legacy and contributions of this passing generation of soldiers. Producers traveled the country, interviewing the last 10 soldiers of the "war to end all wars."

Richard Howard

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.”

Thank you for making our fall fundraiser a success

Oct 24, 2014
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Because of our generous listeners, we were able to raise more than $170,000 during our eight-day on-air fall fundraiser. Many of you made your donations through the mail before the start of the on-air drive, adding an additional $90,000+ to the total. Thank you.

The drive got off to a good start the first Thursday, when we tried to raise an entire day's worth of money in just one hour of Morning Edition. We underestimated the response, and were able to raise just over $24,000 in only 60 minutes! Thanks for helping us bring you more programming with less on-air fundraising.

[SOLD OUT] A Prairie Home Companion, live

Oct 19, 2014

Our A Prairie Home Companion trip to New York City is sold out once again! Thank you so much to everyone who purchased a ticket, see you in NYC!

Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! is hiring this fall

Oct 17, 2014

As a true Equal Opportunity Employer, Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me! is hiring. They're looking for qualified candidates with many years of experience in public radio, a good attitude, teamwork skills and all required rabies vaccinations.

Show your support of WRVO, literally

Oct 17, 2014

It's called S.W.A.G. -- as in stuff we all get, but only if you donate to WRVO Public Media during the fall fundaiser.  Here's a look at some of the premiums we're offering this year. You can select each premium on our online web form, or let our volunteers know that you're interested on the phone when you call (800) 341-3690.

The New WRVO Baseball Cap

For a contribution of $150, we can thank you by sending one of our brand new WRVO Public Media hats.

Thank you to everyone who made today a success. WRVO started a special challenge this morning, to raise $15,000 (an entire day's worth of donations) in just one hour -- and we exceeded that goal! That means that we'll be fundraiser free for the rest of the day.

Our final tally for this morning is about $24,000 and we couldn't have done it without our listeners. Whether you're a brand new member, a renewing friend or a long-time contributor, we appreciate your contribution.

Answer: you (and everyone else).

WRVO will try to make that happen tomorrow at 7 a.m., when we try to raise an entire day's worth of money in just one hour. By 8 a.m. we'll be done, and you'll have the rest of the day fundraising-free.

Yi Chen

This week, we bring you Breaking Ground: Military Children. During more than a decade of war, tens of thousands of military children have watched and waited as a parent was deployed to conflict zones overseas. 

Now, with the Department of Defense confronting budget cuts, these children face an uncertain future. What will they do if the military chooses to shut down their schools? Will they have the support they need as their parents reintegrate into civilian life? What can we learn from these children, and what duty do we as a society owe them? 

A successful public radio fundraiser depends on the help of staff, community members, listeners, volunteers and donors; and making a donation isn't the only way to support us. A donation of your time is just as important.

We're looking for phone bank volunteers during our fall fundraiser. It starts on Thursday, October 16 and ends on the following Thursday, October 23. Shifts vary in length, but most are around two hours. Can't make it for two hours? No problem. Any amount of time helps us meet our goal.

Marketplace Morning Report changes this Monday

Sep 17, 2014

There are a few changes coming to your mornings on WRVO. The Marketplace Morning Report, regularly heard Monday through Friday at 5:51 a.m. and 6:51 a.m., will move starting on Monday, September 22. It will now be heard at 6:51 a.m. and 8:51 a.m.

This change is part of a partnership between Morning Edition and Marketplace, allowing for the best possible coverage of business and economics news. MMR will take the place of NPR's business news segment (now heard at 7:51 a.m. and 9:51 a.m.).

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All through September join us as we present a series of education related radio documentaries from American Radioworks. Here is a look at the shows coming up.

September 7 - The Science of Smart

You can help WRVO Public Media bring you more news with less on-air fundraising by giving before the fall fundraiser begins. By giving early to the member matching fund, your contribution will be used to encourage other listeners to do their part to keep NPR News and programming, regional news and local content on the radio.

State of the Re:Union returns in August

Jul 31, 2014

This August, Public Radio Presents brings you the spring series of State of the Re:Union with host Al Letson. Every episode is like a love letter to the country -- telling the story of America, one community at a time.

Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m. -- Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar

Earlier this year, NPR announced it would end production of Tell Me More with Michel Martin. Currently heard each Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. on WRVO, the last episode of Tell Me More will air on Friday, August 1.

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