What we ♥ right now
Curated NPR stories that will inform, inspire, and surprise you. Feed your curiosity.
Novelist Mat Johnson says the nation’s unresolved racial legacy, our love of guns and our method of policing have put the country on a fatal and disastrous path.
Take a virtual reality tour and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Rocky Mountain National Park.
It’s been a long time coming for the VCR. After beating out Betamax and LaserDisc for home viewing dominance in the 1980s, VHS players are going away for good.
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.
With our friends over at KCRW, we wanted to get creative on how to spark an interesting and meaningful conversation at the intersection of two worlds: public media and technology.
On September 19 we took on the topic of Opioids again, this time in Chicago. What did we discover? Stories get new life breathed into them each time we listen.
On September 1 in Atlanta, we filled an intimate space with young listeners looking to get real about opioids, addiction and the many ways America’s Opioid Epidemic has impacted our personal, professional and collective lives.
Thanks to NPR Intern Renee Klahr, the NPR Politics Team has these rad animations to bring you up to speed, day by day.
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