What we ♥ right now
Curated NPR stories that will inform, inspire, and surprise you. Feed your curiosity.
The band’s sound has changed markedly over the years, but its songs remain rooted in a search for self-improvement, and in a kind of fundamental decency.
In the U.S., VapoRub goes on a sick child’s chest. In Russia, it might go on the soles of the feet. Cultural norms have a big effect on how we diagnose and treat illnesses, especially at home.
Considering humans’ millennia-long struggle with famine, it’s surprising anyone spent time or resources cultivating low-calorie celery. But the vegetable’s original use had nothing to do with food.
No FOMO here. We rounded up filtered snapshots and 140-character recaps of last night’s nationwide Listening Parties with NPR’s Generation Listen.
The tragedy in Orlando shook many people in communities that already feel vulnerable: LGBTQ Americans, Latinos, Muslims, immigrant families, and those living at the intersection of these identities.
WE ARE GENERATION LISTEN.
We’re here to connect you to some of the best that public radio has to offer every day. To events in your city, so we can keep the conversation going. And to like minds all over the country, so we can make more stories of our own.
We’re a collective of curious minds—creative leaders, compassionate activists, and thoughtful critics. We know that every bit of knowledge we put in our brains makes us better. That the more dots we collect, the more we can connect. And that the why is more important than the what.
We’ve built this space to feed that curiosity. To listen, experience, and connect.
Our ears are powerful tools. They allow us to take in the world and connect with others. For years, NPR has brought you compelling stories. Now it’s your turn to share yours. Add your voice to our project using #WhyListen on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter.
Listening lets us do what we’re here to do: connect to one another.- @MFKellerman
Listening is the gateway to learning.- @GoodBerger
Listening makes you a better human. It expands your brain, grows your heart and feeds your soul.- @azita
If it were not for listening, there would be no change.- @kristenzublin
Listening reminds of us of the lullabies and stories we used to fall asleep to each night.- @ShiraAbramowitz
In the Moment
See what’s happening with other Gen Listeners around the country. Meetups, events, and other news.
Host a listening party on Thursday, June 16 and get an exclusive sneak peek of episode one of Invisibilia’s new season!
Join NPR Hosts in cities across America for a series of live broadcasts of Morning Edition and add your voice to a thoughtful conversation about politics.
On select Fridays, we’ll introduce you to rad young radio makers at NPR and from public radio stations across the country. This week, meet Rachel from Alaska Public Media in Anchorage.
We’re headed to Iowa for a special LIVE Listening Party and Broadcast of NPR’s Morning Edition. We’re talking all things caucus with host David Greene at Smokey Row Coffee. Join us!
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