After the mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore., last week, the national media gave a lot of attention to the fact that the local sheriff, John Hanlin, is an ardent supporter of gun rights. What wasn't widely reported was how common views like Hanlin's have become in law enforcement.
Arun Rath is NPR's new host of Weekend All Things Considered which airs Saturdays and Sundays at 5 pm on GPB Radio. Arun Rath’s career as a journalist spans more than two decades, but it had a surprising start. He has worked as a reporter, editor and producer in both public radio and television on programs including On the Media, Studio 360 and Frontline. He covered national security and military justice for Frontline and produced three films with the most recent looking into war crimes allegedly committed by U.S. Marines in Iraq.
NPR’s Talk of the Nation ends its 21-year run Thursday with newsman Ted Koppel and a farewell essay from host Neal Conan. The voice that has guided the show’s conversations and interviews for 11 years says he’s ready to step away from the daily grind but will miss stepping into the studio each day to have a national conversation.
The chatty mechanics on NPR's "Car Talk" are pulling in to the garage. Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their comic auto advice show at the end of September, 25 years after "Car Talk" began in Boston. The show airs every Saturday morning and is National Public Radio's most popular program.
CNN, Al Jazeera English and NPR all received the prestigious award Wednesday for their coverage of the movements that led to leaders being unseated in Egypt and Libya. Two Japanese news outlets won for their coverage of the deadly earthquake and tsunami.
A growing number of anti-bullying programs have emerged in recent years, and the focus of many has shifted from stopping bullies to encouraging bystanders to act. But in an industry where anyone can peddle virtually any kind of program, initiatives vary in their quality and effectiveness.
When school starts at Leith Walk Elementary in Baltimore, Md., Monday, Robin Weems will greet her new first-grade students. And she won't be alone: Her husband, a retired Marine, is her classroom assistant. And her son's just across the hall, teaching kindergarten.
The results are "an absolute wake-up call for America," Education Secretary Arne Duncan tells the Associated Press. "We have to deal with the brutal truth. We have to get much more serious about investing in education.'