KPLU http://kplu.org en Thank You For Giving Big! http://kplu.org/post/thank-you-giving-big We are so thankful for your support and are honored to be included in your philanthropic priorities on GiveBIG day! Wed, 07 May 2014 07:21:49 +0000 KPLU 16428 at http://kplu.org Thank You For Giving Big! GiveBig And Support KPLU! http://kplu.org/post/givebig-and-support-kplu <p>Today only,<a href="http://www.seattlefoundation.org/npos/Pages/KPLU.aspx"> your gift will be stretched</a> through the Seattle Foundation’s matching challenge.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every gift we receive will be partially matched today, so make your gift now.</span></p><p><strong><a href="http://www.seattlefoundation.org/npos/Pages/KPLU.aspx">Find out more about the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG here!</a></strong></p><p>Thank you for supporting KPLU!</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 07:00:00 +0000 KPLU 16420 at http://kplu.org GiveBig And Support KPLU! Tomorrow is GiveBIG day! http://kplu.org/post/tomorrow-givebig-day <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On that day only, the Seattle Foundation will be partially matching all gifts to </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Make your gift then, and your gift will be stretched to provide even more support for </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Your generosity helps us to continue providing the music and news programming that you live.</p><p><a href="http://www.seattlefoundation.org/givingcenter/ givebig/pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Find out more about the Seattle Foundation and GiveBIG!</a></p><p> Sun, 04 May 2014 07:00:00 +0000 KPLU 16409 at http://kplu.org Tomorrow is GiveBIG day! Thank You For Supporting The Music And News You Love! http://kplu.org/post/thank-you-supporting-music-and-news-you-love <p>Thanks to our generous listeners, we received almost 3,600 gifts during our Spring Fund Drive! Your support ensures that our world-class news, jazz and blues will continue for another year.&nbsp;</p><p>If you have yet to make a pledge, and would like to do so today,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">your gift will still count toward our overall goal and help ensure the jazz, news and blues that you love will continue year-round.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Please consider how much our service is worth to you, and to your neighbors, and&nbsp;</span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/Spring_Sustainr_Pledge/pledge.pledgemain" style="line-height: 1.5;">make a pledge today</a>&nbsp;</strong>in&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">whatever amount fits!&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 07:00:11 +0000 KPLU 15482 at http://kplu.org Thank You For Supporting The Music And News You Love! Make Valentines’ Day Sweeter With KPLU! http://kplu.org/post/make-valentines-day-sweeter-kplu <p>The 2014 Valentine’s Drive has begun at KPLU! <strong><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/Rose_Drive_Online/form.pledgemain">Make your gift of $140</a></strong> by midnight on February 11, and we’ll send a bouquet of red or mixed roses to your sweetheart.</p><p>Make Valentine’s Day special with KPLU, while supporting the jazz and blues you love most.</p><p><a href="https://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/Rose_Drive_Online/form.pledgemain"><strong>Click here</strong></a>, or call 1-800-677-5758 (1-800-NPR-KPLU) to learn more about the award-winning gift box presentation and the red or mixed rose options available.</p><p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:35:09 +0000 KPLU 13002 at http://kplu.org Make Valentines’ Day Sweeter With KPLU! Thank You For Making Public Radio Day A Success! http://kplu.org/post/thank-you-making-public-radio-day-success <p>Public Radio Day was a success! Between the 5 participating stations and your support, we are giving 1177 warm kits to the United Way of King County.</p><p>Thank to all our listeners who gave so generously to support your favorite stations, and to keep those in need warm this season!</p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 08:00:00 +0000 KPLU 12033 at http://kplu.org Thank You For Making Public Radio Day A Success! It's Public Radio Day! http://kplu.org/post/its-public-radio-day <p>Today is your chance to <strong><a href="http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/Dec_Pub_Radio_Day_SUSTAIN/pledge.pledgemain">give to your favorite public radio stations</a></strong> and support the rich tradition of public broadcasting in the Pacific Northwest!</p><p>We’ve decide to team together with <a href="http://www.king.org" target="_blank">KING FM</a>, <a href="http://KBCS.fm" target="_blank">KBCS</a>, <a href="http://kexp.org">KEXP</a> and <a href="http://www.c895.org/" target="_blank">KNHC</a> in asking you to give a support to listener supported radio.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For every gift you give of $120, we’ll donate one winter care pack* to the United Way of King County to be distributed to area shelters.</span></p><p><strong><a href="http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/Dec_Pub_Radio_Day_SUSTAIN/pledge.pledgemain">DONATE NOW!</a></strong></p><p>Make your gift go further <a href="http://secure.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/Dec_Pub_Radio_Day_SUSTAIN/pledge.pledgemain">by supporting KPLU</a>, our fellow public radio stations, and those in need, this holiday season!</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 21:00:00 +0000 KPLU 11682 at http://kplu.org It's Public Radio Day! Public meeting notice: Fiscal Year 2013 KPLU audit review http://kplu.org/post/public-meeting-notice-fiscal-year-2013-kplu-audit-review <p>On January 10, 2014 there will be a public meeting with the Audit and Compliance Committee of the PLU Board of Regents to review the FY12 KPLU Audit. The meeting will be at a place to be detrermined on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University.</p><p>If you are interested in attending either in person or by phone, please contact the General Manager's office at KPLU by calling 253-535-8732 or <a href="mailto:sdye@kplu.org" target="_blank">sdye@kplu.org</a> for more information.</p><p> Thu, 19 Dec 2013 18:45:41 +0000 KPLU 7488 at http://kplu.org The 2013 KPLU Christmas Jam Featuring Bellingham Vocalist Cheryl Jewell http://kplu.org/post/2013-kplu-christmas-jam-featuring-bellingham-vocalist-cheryl-jewell <p></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">The </span>17th<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Annual </span>KPLU<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Christmas Jam, our&nbsp;much-anticipated holiday concert, featured jazz vocalist Cheryl Jewell and her trio on December 5 live from the&nbsp;</span>Lagerquist<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;"> Hall in the Mary Baker Russell Music Center on the Pacific Lutheran University campus.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Cheryl performed Christmas selections with the University Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Dr. David Deacon-Joyner. &nbsp;</span></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Watch a replay of the entire concert, or listen above.&nbsp; The concert will also be rebroadcast at 2 p.m. on Christmas Day.</p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="326&quot;" scrolling="no" src="http://new.livestream.com/accounts/2709193/events/2494790/videos/36510734/player?width=580&amp;height=326&amp;autoPlay=false&amp;mute=false" width="580"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 20:20:54 +0000 KPLU 11752 at http://kplu.org The 2013 KPLU Christmas Jam Featuring Bellingham Vocalist Cheryl Jewell Thank You For Making This Fall Pledge Drive a Sucess! http://kplu.org/post/thank-you-making-fall-pledge-drive-sucess <p>Your generosity was on full display this week during our 2013 Fall Pledge Drive! Because of the support of our listeners, we were able to meet our goal of $440,000 in less than four days.</p><p>If you missed out on the chance to participate in this year&#39;s drive, you can still make your gift this weekend to show your support of your public radio station, and pickup some of our awesome thank you gifts!&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.kplu.org/support">Make your gift now!</a></strong></p><p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 07:00:31 +0000 KPLU 10220 at http://kplu.org Thank You For Making This Fall Pledge Drive a Sucess! Food for Thought Haiku Contest http://kplu.org/post/food-thought-haiku-contest <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><b>WHAT'S A HAIKU?</b></span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A haiku is a 17 syllable verse form in three lines of five, seven, and five syllables, respectively.&nbsp; The opening lyric to Moonlight in Vermont, a hit song with lyrics that don’t rhyme,&nbsp; is a haiku:</span></p><blockquote><p>Pennies in a stream<br>Falling leaves of sycamore<br>Moonlight in Vermont.</p></blockquote><p><b>HOW DO I ENTER?</b></p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 12:00:00 +0000 KPLU 9524 at http://kplu.org Food for Thought Haiku Contest So Long, Keith Seinfeld! http://kplu.org/post/so-long-keith-seinfeld <p>Just what's going on in this photo?&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is our health and science reporter Keith Seinfeld's last day, you see, and—we'll ask resident bard Dick Stein to explain:</span></p><p><em>See Keith Seinfeld and Gabriel Spitzer</em></p><p><em>Shoot their thoughts through a brain-content spritzer.</em></p><p><em>Though they share tinfoil hats</em></p><p><em>They’re not crazy like that</em></p><p><em>Though it helps if you’re workin’ here, mister.</em></p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 19:17:04 +0000 KPLU 9323 at http://kplu.org So Long, Keith Seinfeld! Join KPLU for a music, food & wine lovers journey to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay! http://kplu.org/post/join-kplu-music-food-wine-lovers-journey-argentina-chile-and-uruguay <p>Join KPLU on a wine lover’s international jazz expedition to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, November 13-25.</p><p><a href="http://www.earthboundexpeditions.com/november-2013-buenos-aires-jazz-festival-with-kplu" target="_blank">Trip highlights </a>include private wine tastings, renowned jazz festival of Buenos Aires, a ferry to the romantic town of Colonia, Uruguay, tango lessons, tours of world-class museums, colorful outdoor markets, and an Andes crossing at sunrise.</p><p>We look forward to discovering Chile, Argentina and Uruguay with you this November!&nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 16:45:57 +0000 KPLU 9220 at http://kplu.org Join KPLU for a music, food & wine lovers journey to Argentina, Chile and Uruguay! KPLU wins five 2012 national PRNDI awards http://kplu.org/post/kplu-wins-five-2012-national-prndi-awards <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News team continues to garner awards for work produced in 2012.&nbsp; Most recently, the station received five national awards from the Public Radio News Directors, Inc. at their banquet in Cleveland on June 22.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">First Place—News Feature</strong></span></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 18:03:05 +0000 KPLU 9201 at http://kplu.org KPLU wins five 2012 national PRNDI awards KPLU news team wins National Edward R. Murrow Award http://kplu.org/post/kplu-news-team-wins-national-edward-r-murrow-award <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After winning the 2013 Regional Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Award in the Best Audio News Series category for its election series, “</span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/topic/if-it-s-legal-five-ways-legal-pot-could-affect-your-life" style="line-height: 1.5;">If it’s legal: Five ways legal pot could affect your life</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,” the </span>KPLU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News team is proud to add the prestigious 2013 National Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Award to its list of accolades for the series.&nbsp; </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Edward R. </span>Murrow<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Awards will be presented by the </span><a href="http://www.rtdna.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Radio Television Digital News Association</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span>RTNDA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) on Columbus Day in New York.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 15:00:00 +0000 KPLU 9045 at http://kplu.org KPLU news team wins National Edward R. Murrow Award