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President Trump meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today at noon for a joint press conference at the White House.

Rehm To Announce Replacement On Wednesday's Show

Nov 15, 2016
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As many of you might know, after 37 years behind the mic Diane Rehm will retire at the end of the year.

We want you to be among the first to find out who will replace Rehm in 2017. Be sure to tune in at 10 a.m. Wednesday for the first hour of "The Diane Rheme Show." 

Florida is known as a hotbed for health care fraud. Federal prosecutors are placing increased scrutiny on providers that bill federal health care programs. They estimate in Jacksonville, alone, the fraud claim settlements run into the millions of dollars. We speak with Jason Mehta, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Florida, and Florida Times-Union reporter Derek Gilliam.


Starting this month, Liz Danzico, creator of the MFA Interaction Design program at New York's School of Visual Arts, will join the team at NPR as the network's first ever creative director.

Our Kevin Meerschaert's story on the tenacity of Jaguars fans was featured on this past week's edition of WBUR and NPR's sports program "Only A Game."

Agnes Lopez

WJCT 89.9 FM is introducing a new weekend lineup that combines listener favorites with new programs.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, WJCT will premiere the first episode of the new season of State of the Re:Union, created and hosted by Al Letson. 

In the show, titled "The Hospital Always Wins," listeners will be introduced to the mystery of artist Issa Ibrahim, a resident of Creedmor Psychiatric Center in Queens, NY. The show will air at 3 p.m.

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For many years he has been called the most heard voice on public radio, and if you listen to NPR you already know Frank Tavares.

His voice is unmistakable, but he's more than an announcer, he's also an author too. His latest book "The Man Who Built Boxes" showcases his unique storytelling abilities.

Frank Tavares spoke with Melissa Ross on his new book and what it's like being one of the most recognizable voices in the country.

You can follow Melissa on Twitter @MelissainJax.

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Today NPR announced the results of their search for a new announcer.

In a few weeks you'll be hearing a new voice saying things like, "Support for NPR comes from..." and, "This is NPR."

Sabrina Farhi will join long time NPR announcer Frank Tavares, who has voiced credits for more than three decades.

Working for NPR wasn't always Farhi's dream; when she was younger she wanted to be an actress.

"All things considered, this is a dream career I never thought of as a kid," she said of her new gig.

Last week marked the implementation of the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's 2010 signature health care reform law, the opening of the national online Health Insurance Marketplace.

Florida's online health insurance exchange has been mired in technical issues since it opened last week, leaving some seeking coverage with long waits to sign up. Florida, which ranks second to Texas for uninsured residents, is among 19 states with exchanges facilitated by the federal government. 

Here at NPR, we're always game for a good public radio spoof. And yesterday, the terrifyingly funny folks from Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! (@waitwait) started their own public radio, shall we say, spook.

It all started with this tweet (which was clearly dying for a response):

Saying that the goal is to balance its budget in fiscal year 2015, NPR announced late Friday morning that it will soon offer "a voluntary buyout plan across the organization that reduces staffing levels by approximately 10 percent."

After fewer than 21 months on the job, NPR CEO Gary Knell announced at mid-day Monday that he's leaving the organization to become president and CEO at the National Geographic Society.

Coming Soon: A New NPR.org Homepage

Aug 14, 2013

A big change is coming to NPR.org this week.

Over the last year, we have been building toward an entirely new NPR homepage. After redesigning our story pages and mobile gateway, we've taken the best of those projects and lots of feedback from viewers like you to create a better homepage experience. This week, we're ready to unveil it.

NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show Talk of the Nation.

It will be replaced by Here and Now, a show produced in partnership with member station WBUR in Boston. Reported stories will be part of the show's format.