public radio http://kplu.org en 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! How do you make a Radiolab? http://kplu.org/post/how-do-you-make-radiolab <p>One of public radios most creative storytelling teams is in Seattle this weekend –&nbsp;turning radio into a live theater performance.</p><p>Radiolab calls itself a show about curiosity. KPLU science reporter Keith Seinfeld talked with the <a href="http://www.radiolab.org/about/">show’s two hosts</a> about how they make science come alive, and then turn it into live theater.</p><p><em>(Listen to the interview ... and for serious Jad &amp; Robert fans, we've added an extra 3 minute excerpt that didn't fit into the edited interview.)</em></p><p><em>(For information about the shows on Friday and Saturday, visit the <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kplu/events.eventsmain?action=showEvent&amp;eventID=1251428">KPLU calendar page</a>.)</em></p><p> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 16:40:52 +0000 Keith Seinfeld 6075 at http://kplu.org How do you make a Radiolab? Donate your used musical instrument! http://kplu.org/post/donate-your-used-musical-instrument <p><strong>Do you have a musical instrument that you no longer play?&nbsp;</strong></p><p>If so, donate it to <strong><a href="http://1.kplu.org/instrumentdrive.html">KPLU&#39;s Instrument Drive</a></strong>, in support of <strong><a href="http://www.seattlejazzed.org/">Seattle JazzED</a></strong>.&nbsp; They&#39;re building a musical library where students can check out an instrument and learn to play jazz. With your help, we can get instruments into the hands of aspiring young musicians who want to learn to play music.</p><p><a href="http://1.kplu.org/instrumentdrive.html"><strong>Get more information, and find a drop off location near you!</strong></a></p><p> Wed, 08 Jun 2011 13:00:00 +0000 KPLU 1805 at http://kplu.org Donate your used musical instrument! KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board meeting http://kplu.org/post/kplus-community-advisoryadvocacy-board-meeting <p>KPLU&#39;s Community Advisory/Advocacy Board will be meeting Thursday, June 2nd at 2:00pm Pacific Time via a teleconference call.</p><p>If you are interested in observing or listening to the meeting, please <strong>contact the office of the General Manager at 253-535-8732</strong>, or <strong>send an email to <a href="mailto:info@kplu.org?subject=Community%20Advisory%2FAdvocacy%20Board%20inquiry">info@kplu.org</a> </strong>for more information.</p><p> Tue, 31 May 2011 18:03:06 +0000 KPLU 1750 at http://kplu.org KPLU's Community Advisory/Advocacy Board meeting NPR chief resigns in wake of latest controversy http://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://kplu.org NPR chief resigns in wake of latest controversy