NPR

Diana Denison

When Jarl Mohn, NPR’s new CEO, first mentioned that he planned to make a short trip across the U.S in a single-engine plane, dropping in on stations along the way, Wyoming Public Radio got on the list. We were warned that if selected, we would have to be ready immediately, and we would have to flexible just in case weather and flight logistics got in the way. In short, the plan needed to be quick, simple, and adjustable.  No disappointment if it didn’t happen!

NPR CEO Jarl Mohn is visiting NPR member stations across the country and recently stopped by Wyoming Public Media. Mohn took over his position July first. He has worked in commercial broadcasting in both radio and television and has experience with MTV, the E television network, and even XM. He tells Wyoming Public Radio's Bob Beck how that background will help him guide NPR.

Tara Kuipers

Wyoming Public Media supporter and listener Tara Kuipers happened to be in Washington D.C. this week. She was one of the lucky few who attended Carl Kassell's last Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! show on May 15. Read all about her once in a lifetime experience:

David Sedaris At The University Of Wyoming

Apr 30, 2014
Wyoming Public Media

Wyoming Public Media presents NPR humorist and best-selling author David Sedaris at the University of Wyoming’s A&S Auditorium Oct 31st. This event features new and unpublished readings of Sedaris's work and a book signing and optional Halloween costume contest.

Josh and Susan Anderson - Evanston WY

Mar 13, 2014
Micah Schweizer

Susan: My name is Susan Anderson. I grew up here in Evanston Wyoming.

Josh: My name is Josh Anderson and I also grew up in Evanston.

Josh: It was probably about ten years ago, when I met you, you were always listening to public radio.

Susan: Specifically in the morning.  That's my routine.

Josh: Turn it on in the morning, make some coffee, that kind of thing. And I remember going, ugh, I can't stand public radio.

Susan: Why?

Claire Dunne - Worland WY

Mar 13, 2014
Claire Dunne

My name is Claire Dunne, I live in Worland Wyoming with my husband Richard Dunne, who’s also an NPR listener, and I’d like to tell you story of how we first found Wyoming Public Radio. We moved from a city to a farm in Manderson Wyoming in 1984 and for a year we couldn’t get any NPR reception.

Pete and Lynn Simpson - Cody WY

Feb 19, 2014
www.laramieboomerang.com

This is Pete and this is Lynn Simpson.

Lynn: With Wyoming Public Radio we can participate as members of the world, as members of our nation. We can be informed; we have access, what is happening in our lives as Americans.

Pete: It isn’t shrill, it’s reasonable. And in a world of shrillness and sharpness and sound-bites, point is there’s language. There’s depth, there’s reason. This station, this connection, does not abandon reason or thoughtful consideration.

This is Pete and this is Lynn Simpson.

Ed Barbier - Centennial WY

Feb 19, 2014

My name is Ed Barbier, I’m from Centennial Wyoming. When the Venezuela President Hugo Chavez died, I was driving to Laramie with my daughter; we were driving from Centennial to Laramie.

mama.indstate.edu

Saturday at 8:00pm on Wyoming Public Radio and Sunday at Noon on Jazz Wyoming.

Jazz legend Marian McPartland, who hosted the eponymous Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz on NPR for three decades, died peacefully Tuesday night at her home on Long Island, NY. She was 95.

Sesame Workshop

Dear WPM Members and Listeners,

This morning we learned that NPR President and CEO, Gary Knell, will be leaving NPR for a new position as CEO at the National Geographic Society.  We are sad to see Gary leave NPR – he was a strong CEO and a solid friend of Wyoming Public Media.  We’re glad that he is joining the National Geographic Society – another organization whose mission is to educate and enlighten people everywhere.

Gary’s  leadership will have a profound impact on public radio and media.    Here are some comments from our Industry partners:

NPR’s new President and CEO is Gary Knell, who took over duties at the network earlier this month.  Knell took over at NPR  after serving as theCEO of Sesame Workshop – a collaborative, multimedia organization that maximizes the educational power of media to help children and families reach their highest potential.  He takes over at NPR at a time when the network is still trying to get off the political hot seat.  He spoke with Wyoming Public Radio’s Bob Beck. Listen to the interview: URLs for gk.mp3: