NPR http://wesa.fm en State of the Reunion: Sharing Small Community Stories with the Nation http://wesa.fm/post/state-reunion-sharing-small-community-stories-nation <p>Saturday’s in February, 90.5 WESA is airing <a href="http://stateofthereunion.com/"><em>State of the Reunion</em></a>. The host, Al Letson describes the program as "telling the stories of America, one community at a time."</p><p>The <em>State of the Reunion</em> began after Letson watched a popular television show. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:16:26 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24188 at http://wesa.fm State of the Reunion: Sharing Small Community Stories with the Nation A Conversation with the Iconic Diane Rehm http://wesa.fm/post/conversation-iconic-diane-rehm <p>Celebrated NPR host, Diane Rehm conducts her daily interview show with a distinct curiosity and a distinctive voice.</p><p>As host of <em>The Diane Rehm Show</em> for more than 30 years she was the first radio talk show host to interview a sitting president in the Oval Office.</p><p>With no formal radio training, Rehm says she has always felt at home on the air. Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:04:01 +0000 Katie Blackley 19763 at http://wesa.fm A Conversation with the Iconic Diane Rehm The Voices of Public Radio: Conversations With Your Favorite Hosts & Contributors http://wesa.fm/post/voices-public-radio-conversations-your-favorite-hosts-contributors <p>Ask any public radio listener and chances are they have a favorite program they listen to on a daily or weekly basis.</p><p>Essential Pittsburgh has been fortunate to talk with hosts of, and contributors to, some of your favorite public radio programs. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:16:06 +0000 Katie Blackley 17975 at http://wesa.fm The Voices of Public Radio: Conversations With Your Favorite Hosts & Contributors Who's Paying Attention to Alonzo Bodden? http://wesa.fm/post/whos-paying-attention-alonzo-bodden-0 <p></p><p></p><p>Public radio listeners may know <a href="http://www.alonzolive.com/‎">Alonzo Bodden</a> best from his stints as a panelist on NPR's <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me">Wait.. Wait,..Don't Tell Me</a>. Described as a comedian who combines intimidation and intelligence, he is also a past winner of NBC's <a href="http://www.nbc.com/last-comic-standing">Last Comic Standing</a>. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:43:19 +0000 John Lavanga 11811 at http://wesa.fm Who's Paying Attention to Alonzo Bodden? A Conversation with NPR President Gary Knell http://wesa.fm/post/conversation-npr-president-gary-knell <p></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/140995003/gary-knell">Gary Knell</a> is the President and CEO of <a href="http://www.npr.org/">NPR</a> which remains unique among news organizations. While a number of large media outfits have shuttered their foreign bureaus NPR has reporters throughout the world. However, public radio is also at a crossroads as some of its long time shows like <em>Talk of the Nation</em> comes to an end and <a href="http://www.cartalk.com/"><em>Car Talk </em></a>no longer produces new shows.</p><p>What will the future of NPR look like and can it stay relevant in the changing media landscape? Also, how is NPR cultivating new talent to reflect and appeal to a new generation of public radio listeners? Mr. Knell is in Pittsburgh to speak at the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/2013-americans-for-the-arts-convention">Americans for the Arts</a> convention.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:01:30 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11403 at http://wesa.fm A Conversation with NPR President Gary Knell Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me Hits the Big Screen http://wesa.fm/post/wait-waitdont-tell-me-hits-big-screen <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">NPR's weekly news quiz show </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been entertaining public radio listeners for more than 15 years. Now the show hits the big screen with a nationwide </span><a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/07/16/110997820/see-the-show-live" style="line-height: 1.5;">cinecast</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. We'll talk with host </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Peter Sagal</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> about the radio show, it's failed TV pilot and his experience at the recent Boston Marathon.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 23:56:29 +0000 Heather McClain 8775 at http://wesa.fm Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me Hits the Big Screen Wait, Wait...it's Paula Poundstone! http://wesa.fm/post/wait-waitits-paula-poundstone <p></p><p><a href="http://www.paulapoundstone.com/"><strong>Paula Poundstone</strong></a> talks about her career as a stand up comedian, being a part of <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/">Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me</a>…, life on the road, and her 16&nbsp;cats.</p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 16:02:34 +0000 Heather McClain 1751 at http://wesa.fm Wait, Wait...it's Paula Poundstone!