NPR Music Optimized for the iPad* The ultimate music experience is now at your fingertips. With the NPR Music app for iPad, simply tap and swipe to browse music and multimedia in a stunning magazine layout, stream your favorite stations, even attend live concerts.
More than half of the world now lives in urban areas. In the U.S., urban dwellers make up 83 percent of the population, and it's growing every day. What does it mean to live in a city today? What are the challenges for cities going forward? NPR explores urban life in the 21st century.
Nightly Specials from the Convention Halls August 27-30 and September 4-6, 7-10 PM on Public Radio 89.5-1
Public Radio Tulsa will continue its extensive coverage of Election 2012 with live broadcasts of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL, from August 27-30, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, from September 4-6. Daily reports and nightly specials will air on Public Radio 89.5-1, with reporting from John Durkee, Marshall Stewart, Catherine Roberts, and the NPR News Election 2012 team.
Exploring Music is heard weekday evenings at 8 on Classical 88.7-1. These are each week's program themes.
August 27, 2012 School Days A celebration of young composers and performers.
September 3, 2012 Czech out those Bohemians Composers from the lands around the present-day Czech Republic have made an indelible mark on music – we’ll examine their history and influence, from medieval times to the present.
Paralympics London Opening Ceremony Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 2-6 pm on World Radio 89.5-3
In a special edition of Newshour, Razia Iqbal brings you coverage from the Paralympic Games opening ceremony in London. In addition to covering the major news stories of the day, Razia will be joined by athletes, coaches and commentators to discuss the issues surrounding the games and asking how the Paralympics movement has raised awareness of those living with disabilities.
This week on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor, an homage to the book (the paper kind) with a show for readers, including Ruth Harrison's encounter with Stephen King, Nick Lowe singing "When I Write the Book," a new version of "The Ugly Duckling," and "The Owl and the Pussycat" set to music.