npr http://kbia.org en Mo. curators approve St. Louis Public Radio merger http://kbia.org/post/mo-curators-approve-st-louis-public-radio-merger <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">University of&nbsp;Missouri&nbsp;curators have approved the merger of university-owned St. Louis Public Radio with the online St. Louis Beacon newspaper.</span></p><p>The National Public Radio affiliate is based at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and one of three public radio stations owned by the university system. The Beacon is a nonprofit news site started in 2008 by former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporters and editors.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:26:48 +0000 Associated Press 44247 at http://kbia.org NPR CEO Gary Knell Announces He's Leaving http://kbia.org/post/npr-ceo-gary-knell-announces-hes-leaving After <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/12/01/142998487/new-npr-ceo-gary-knell-starts-work-will-take-listeners-calls" target="_blank">fewer than 21 months on the job</a>, 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.<p>In a message to a surprised staff, Knell said he was "approached by the organization recently and offered an opportunity that, after discussions with my family, I could not turn down." <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/08/19/213499040/npr-ceo-gary-k Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:59:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 39059 at http://kbia.org NPR CEO Gary Knell Announces He's Leaving 'Talk Of The Nation' To End 21-Year Run In June http://kbia.org/post/talk-nation-end-21-year-run-june <span style="line-height: 1.5;">The afternoon call-in show </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/" style="line-height: 1.5;">"Talk of the Nation"</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will end its 21-year run on NPR June 30.</span><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The network made the programming announcement on Friday. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:17:53 +0000 editor 31202 at http://kbia.org 'Talk Of The Nation' To End 21-Year Run In June NPR strategist discusses tweeting the Arab Spring http://kbia.org/post/npr-strategist-discusses-tweeting-arab-spring <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Social media pioneer Andy Carvin drew high praise from fellow journalists for his coverage of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Syria.&nbsp; The NPR reporter and strategist tracked the Arab Spring events in real time, from thousands of miles away in Washington.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:19:34 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 30502 at http://kbia.org NPR strategist discusses tweeting the Arab Spring