As we head into the home stretch of the Spring membership drive here at KRCC, it’s time once again to peek behind the curtain of public radio’s Oz and put names with the faces of the Great Impartial Radio Gods of NPR and their celebrity doppelgangers because, well, it’s just fun. Plus it’s a perfect casting call for NPR: The Movie! starring Ed Begley, Jr. as Bob Edwards (not pictured). We also wanted to point you to this Buzzfeed post that contrasts how you THINK NPR reporters look vs. how they actually DO!

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August 31, 2016 | NPR · The city’s inspector general recommended that 10 officers be fired in connection with the 2014 killing of 17-year-old McDonald. Several of those officers have since retired or resigned.
 

Arts & Life

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August 31, 2016 | NPR · Award-winning comic book writer Paul Jenkins tries his hand at the novel with Curioddity, but this quirky tale of imagination and innocence regained is smothered in smirking self-consciousness.
 

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August 31, 2016 | NPR · Justin Trudeau has had a varied career — bouncer, snowboard instructor, Canada’s prime minister. Now he’s a Marvel Comics action hero. Only two other world leaders have appeared in Marvel Comics.
 

August 30, 2016 | NPR · NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with Jason Blum, founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions, about the magic of micro-budget horror films.
 

Music

August 31, 2016 | NPR · The vocalist from Mauritania intertwines heritage and innovation in the first song from her new album, Arbina. The video gives audiences abroad a glimpse of her homeland in all its melancholy beauty.
 

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · Ari Shapiro chats with the North Carolina folk band about some of the personal stories behind its album We All the Light.
 

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August 30, 2016 | NPR · The Chicago band exists somewhere between Hoover’s post-hardcore heft and Braid’s weird hooks.
 

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