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:
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 This event features new and unpublished readings of Sedaris's work and a book signing and optional Halloween costume contest.
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.
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 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: