National Public Radio Inc.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    NPR previews a whopping fourteen hotly anticipated albums, including Of Montreal, the Walkmen and Chromeo

    ​NPR has been quietly building a reputation as the best place to get a peek at hotly anticipated new albums a week or two before their official releases (welll, for those of us who prefer to avoid leak sites and torrent servers, anyway). Today, it got a lot louder, with a crazy fourteen album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Illegal immigrants moving here from Arizona, reports NPR: Sorry, Tom Tancredo

    Look how close they are!​Today, National Public Radio reported that Arizona's new immigration law -- parts of which are on hold -- is having the effect of causing some illegal immigrants to leave, which no doubt cheers local politicians backing it. But reporter Jeff Brady says at least a dozen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    i-Dosing and five other things parents have no reason to be worried about yet somehow are

    ​ It happens to most everyone sooner or later: We have kids, get a little older, start to lose touch. It's understandable. Still, hopefully, we retain our ability to know bullshit when we smell it -- and when we say bullshit, we mean like the kind found in this very grave-sounding, poorly sou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Fort Carson revelations: 40 percent of soldiers may have undiagnosed brain injuries

    A Flickr photo​Here's possibly the best evidence yet that something very, very wrong is occurring at Fort Carson, the giant Army base in Colorado Springs: A joint NPR and ProPublica investigation into how the military handles brain injuries has found that as many as 40 percent of Fort Carson ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Pretty Lights slated to be featured on All Things Considered later this afternoon

    Aaron Thackeray​ The Pretty Lights onslaught continues. After a string of sold out dates here at home and a gig at SXSW this past weekend, Derek Vincent Smith, who performs under the Pretty Lights moniker with Cory Eberhard, has attracted the attention of NPR. The broadcaster included the act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    The ten most cringe-worthy/awkward interviews

    Celebrities get lucky with interviews most of the time. Networks cut down strange content, or if the interview is too weird, they never make it into print. Regardless of studio and agent watchdogs, countless interviews have made us uncomfortable enough to cringe, even if we couldn't pull our eyes an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2010

    Hey, Colorado Bands, fame and fortune await.

    Didonet​Okay, so the fame and fortune part is a stretch. But that certainly shouldn't stop our glorious local bands from showing the world their songwriting and recording prowess in the Fifth Annual RPM Challenge. The premise for this thing is simple enough: musicians have 28 days, from the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2009

    Hearsay bits: Meese reads, Aloft in the Sundry gives it away, Life In Electric car crash, Paper Bird on NPR and Vices I Admire moves its listening party

    ​Of Meese and Spin: You know what we love about life? We learn something new every day. Today, for instance, we learned that the members of Meese are literate -- well, at least Nathan Meese, anyhow. And we also learned that Spin files the band under up-and-comers. We discovered this thanks to a Sp ... More >>

  • News

    November 5, 2009
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    October 22, 2009

    Balloon Boy gets highbrow, thanks to NPR

    And we thought Balloon Boy coverage was beneath NPR.​At last, the Balloon Boy saga has reached metaphysical ubiquity, with the last national media outlet seemingly immune to the appeal of little Falcon Heene -- National Public Radio -- finally surrendering. Of course, NPR being NPR, the appro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    As scrapers in Longmont go, so goes the economy

    A Flickr photoScrape this.​What does a heavy equipment auction say about the U.S. economy? Plenty, according to a report by Colorado Public Radio producer Zachary Barr that's airing on National Public Radio stations across the country today. At the event, which took place in Longmont, there we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Patient Central judges Denver's best (and worst) doctors

    An image from the Patient Central website.​This morning, National Public Radio featured a story on Patient Central, a new website that conducts surveys to rank the top doctors in a given area, as well as those who earned the ire of respondents. At this point, the site focuses on three metro ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    The blog shortcut, August 6 edition

    ​Would you like to sniff the cork? Today in Cafe Society: • Grapes and grilling tonight at Strings. • Guess where I'm drinking? • Martini Ranch and Hiccups III dry up. • And the new, New York Times restaurant critic is... • Tonight's shochu dinner at Elway's Cherry Creek could be th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    Cooking Dirty: A peek inside

    Guess who?While I have spilled gallons of virtual ink over the shameless self-promotion of my new book, Cooking Dirty, one thing I haven't yet managed to tell anyone?  What the damnable beast is actually about.  What, in fact, someone willing to lay down a little dough might get for their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2009

    NPR previews Björk's latest in its entirety

    Just in case you're interested -- and we're assuming this applies to just about everybody, as generally it seems you're pretty hard pressed to find anybody who hasn't swooned over her music at some point -- NPR is streaming Björk's latest effort, Votaic, in its entirety before its release next Tues ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Colorado Public Radio announces pay cuts, salary freeze despite successful fund drive

    Photo by Anthony CameraMax Wycisk, in a 2002 photo. Colorado Public Radio met its $1.6 million goal at the (blessed) end of its recent Drive to Thrive campaign. But that doesn't mean the organization is done with cutbacks. The network has just issued a press release announcing 3 percent pay reducti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2009

    Colorado on NPR's bucket list

    Boulder's Karl Hanzel, as seen in a photo by NPR correspondent Jeff Brady. National Public Radio has told a couple of prominent national stories through a Colorado prism in recent days. Last week, the service offered "News For Sale?," a report about the growing movement to charge for online informa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Colorado Public Radio story goes national

    This morning, National Public Radio broadcast a first-rate report about mortgage scams. Yet its source was more surprising than its content -- because it's a product of Colorado Public Radio. The appearance of a CPR package on the national broadcast shouldn't be that rare. After all, the service ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2008
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    December 10, 2007
  • Calendar

    September 13, 2007
  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of April 12, 2007

  • News

    March 22, 2007


    With troubles at Air America and sluggish ratings, AM 760 struggles to convince liberals that they have a place on talk radio.

  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    OK Go

    Theres plenty of smarts behind this outfits stupidity.

  • News

    June 8, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    From the week of June 8, 2006

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    Group Study

    The Hold Steady holds court at Littleton High School.

  • Music

    September 8, 2005

    Dressed to Kill

    Apparently, Dressy Bessy is electrifying compared to Coldplay.

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Tasting Menu

    Theatre Night In is a pu-pu platter of Colorado stagecraft.

  • Dining

    May 12, 2005

    Believe It

    Come to Big Papa's for great baby-back ribs.

  • Calendar

    December 30, 2004

    Salsa Picante!

    The Latin Giants of Jazz are ready to blow audiences away.

  • News

    June 10, 2004

    The Message

    Pledge of Allegiance

  • News

    May 27, 2004

    The Stations Remain the Same

    The hits just keep coming on radio.

  • Calendar

    April 15, 2004

    Fresh Ear

    Terry Gross brings a breath of Fresh Air to Denver.

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Best Compilation Disc

    Bluegrass Roots: The Best of Bluegrass and More, Live From etown

  • Music

    February 5, 2004

    Hit Pick

    Halden Wofford and the Hi-Beams

  • Calendar

    August 29, 2002

    True Lies

    The Wait is over for local fans to see NPR’s comedy hit.

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Luka Bloom

    Between the Mountain and the Moon (Bar/None)

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Going Public

    Colorado Public Radio is selling itself as a kinder, gentler network. But its critics aren't buying it.

  • News

    October 4, 2001

    The Making of a Pirate

    A radio buccaneer blames politics for turning him into a fugitive from the FCC.

  • News

    September 13, 2001

    All God's Children

    When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war.

  • Music

    February 15, 2001

    Hit Pick

    Lynn Patrick

  • Music

    June 8, 2000


    This band lives -- and performs -- in a van down by the river.

  • Calendar

    June 1, 2000

    Simon Says

    Scott Simon's memoir proves he's no fair-weather fan.

  • Culture

    March 2, 2000


    Wings soars on the strength of the human spirit.

  • News

    November 14, 1996

    Broadcast Noose

    A Denver firm that transcribes TV and radio shows has a hard time getting in the last word.

  • Music

    July 4, 1996

    Survey Says

    Are Denver listeners getting the radio they deserve? A Backbeat investigation.

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