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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April 29, 2016 | NPR · Frito-Lay is upending its tradition of including a physical prize with the peanut-and-popcorn treat. Now you’ll get a QR code to scan for “mobile digital experiences.” Cracker Jack fans aren’t amused.
 

Science Source
April 29, 2016 | NPR · During the Ice Age, it seems Neanderthals tended to chow down on whatever was most readily available. Early humans, on the other hand, maintained a consistent diet regardless of environmental changes.
 

AP
April 29, 2016 | NPR · Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
 

Arts & Life

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama, made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
 

April 29, 2016 | FA · A new film imagines what happened when Elvis Presley met President Nixon on Dec. 21, 1970. Film critic David Edelstein says Elvis & Nixon “shows the crazy-making insulation of celebrity.”
 

FOX
April 29, 2016 | NPR · This week, the roundtable discusses the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and Stephen Thompson sits down with Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard.
 

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April 29, 2016 | NPR · With an assist from the master of California mellow, the Montreal-based producer embodies that all-purpose millennial watchword: chill.
 

April 29, 2016 | FA · A range of musicians, including Tom Waits and Sinéad O’Connor, cover gospel-blues performer Johnson on a new tribute album. Critic Milo Miles says the record’s tracks are striking and inventive.
 

Todd Cole
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