KRCC is pleased to announce Western Skies won two 1st Place awards in this year’s national Public Radio News Directors, Inc. contest.

Division C: Small Newsroom

Best Multi-Media Presentation
First Place
Western Skies: July 3, 2011; “Cowboy Myth and Culture”

and

News/Public Affairs Program
First Place
Western Skies: March 6, 2011; “Military”

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News

May 4, 2016 | NPR · The legislation would raise the age limit for buying tobacco products to 21. If approved, the bills would also let counties enact local cigarette taxes.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Takata, the Japanese auto parts supplier, now must fix up to 40 million more faulty air bag inflators. The U.S. Department of Transportation says this is the biggest safety recall in history.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Citing potential listeria contamination, CRF Frozen Foods has voluntarily recalled fruit and vegetable products under 42 brands that are sold nationwide and in Canada.
 

Arts & Life

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Jennifer Haigh grew up in small town Pennsylvania, where jobs disappeared when coal mines closed. Her new novel explores the changes that mining — and now fracking — has brought to nearby communities.
 

May 4, 2016 | FA · Growing up in the tribal region of Pakistan, Maria Toorpakai pretended she was a boy in order to compete as a weightlifter. Later she became an internationally known squash player.
 

May 4, 2016 | FA · The Irish director and screenwriter talks to Fresh Air’s Ann Marie Baldonado about his new film, which tells the story of a young teenager in 1980s Dublin who discovers pop music and starts a band.
 

Music

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · The singer’s latest pop hit is — ironically — about the downsides of having a pop hit. But another song on his new album, At Night, Alone, focuses on his relationship with his mother.
 

May 4, 2016 | NPR · A lawyer for a California addiction doctor held a press conference Wednesday. He said his client was scheduled to meet with Prince the day after the singer died, and that he had dispatched his son, who works with him, to Prince’s Minnesota home.
 

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May 4, 2016 | NPR · Patterson casts light on the assumption people make about a woman: that she’s inexhaustibly strong, yet mysteriously dangerous. “I’m human, I’m human,” she reminds us.
 

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