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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News

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · The court upheld a regulation preventing a Wisconsin family from developing part of their land, denying them government compensation. The decision is a huge win for regulators and environmentalists.
 

AP
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Authorities have evacuated roughly 650 apartments in London high-rises, citing cladding similar to the materials used in Grenfell Tower, which went up in a deadly blaze earlier this month.
 

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · Changes to building codes in some U.S. jurisdictions may allow the use of siding similar to that of Grenfell Tower in London. A fire at the apartment building killed at least 79 people last week.
 

Arts & Life

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · We’ll ask the comedian three questions about the Australian psychedelic rock band. Izzard has a new book called Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens.
 

NPR
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Anne Helen Petersen’s new book is a thoughtful consideration of several public women — from Nicki Minaj to Hillary Clinton — who’ve run up against the invisible expectations our culture has of them.
 

Marc Bossaerts
June 24, 2017 | NPR · David Leveaux’s new film follows exiled German emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II as he realizes that the new Germany of National Socialism has nothing at all in common with the Germany of his memories.
 

Music

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June 24, 2017 | NPR · On her eponymous debut album as Bedouine, folk musician Azniv Korkejian explores her itinerant, transnational upbringing and the war in Syria, where she was born.
 

Courtesy of the artist
June 24, 2017 | NPR · Hear new songs by Chicago hip-hop artist Rich Jones, Toronto garage-rockers Alvvays and French dance-pop duo Burning Peacocks in this month’s list.
 

Codeblack Films
June 23, 2017 | NPR · Kevin Powell conducted Tupac’s career-defining interviews; now he’s suing the filmmakers behind the biopic for using them without his permission.
 

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