Springtime in Oklahoma means severe weather. At Public Radio Tulsa, we broadcast the latest Tulsa area severe weather bulletins immediately from National Weather Service. But we also realize you don’t always have on your radio. The American Red Cross has developed new app to address that problem. It sends a message to your smartphone or tablet to alert you of a pending storm. You can download this app and stay safe this spring in Oklahoma.
When a classical music fan thinks of "Francesca da Rimini", one immediately thinks of Tchaikovsky's famous tone poem. In fact, this brief episodic story from Dante's Inferno, became the most famous opera of a relatively unknown Italian 20th Century composer, Riccardo Zandonai. Librettist Tito Ricordi, Jr. adapted a play drawn from this historical episode, and envisioned it as revival of the grand Italian operatic tradition, with the music of Italy's greatest operatic composer, Giacomo Puccini. Unfortunately for Ricordi, Puccini had no interest in reviving the grand operatic tradition.
An idea is the one gift that you can hang onto even after you've given it away. That's one of the big ideas behind the renowned TED Talks. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown into a global platform for identifying and spreading world-changing ideas. The annual TED Conference and TEDGlobal Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for up to 18 minutes.
Our Grand Dame of Public Radio talks about her years of being associated with public radio since its beginning. She shares her take on technologies, hobbies, dating, and the peak age for working in radio.
When Susan Stamberg started anchoring "All Things Considered" on what was then known as National Public Radio in 1972, she was the only woman broadcasting nightly news on nationwide radio or television. She modeled herself after her male colleagues, "because I thought that's what you do," she said.
Originally published on Tue January 28, 2014 12:43 pm
Love NPR? Love someone who loves NPR? Share that feeling in the language of public radio with one of our new NPR Valentine cards. From syncing lips at the Tiny Desk to a Science Friday kind of chemistry, here are six designs that will appeal to your public radio sweetheart.
We've been able to record sound for over 125 years, but many of the recordings that have been made in that time are in terrible shape. Many more, even recordings made in the past 10 years, are in danger because rapid technological changes have rendered their software obsolete. So Wednesday, the Library of Congress unveiled a plan to help preserve this country's audio archives.
A man shouts his love at an event in Tokyo on Jan. 29. The event comes two days ahead of Beloved Wives Day, a day on which husbands publicly scream their love for their wives before a crowd of onlookers. Husbands are also urged to head home early to express gratitude to their wives.
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Men shout messages of love during the annual event. One Japanese writer says the country has "always been in a crisis romance-wise."