NPR is coming out of its car radio. The broadcasting giant is aiming to get ahead of industry trends, which is the impetus for the new Storytelling Lab, overseen by Chris Turpin, the vice president of news programming and operations.
Last year, NPR producer Melissa Gray began thinking about her two sons—specifically, about how to raise them in contemporary society. Were she to suddenly need to parent her boys by herself, Gray realized she had no idea what she should teach them about “manhood.”
When BBC Pop-Up journalists Matt Danzico and Benjamin Zand drove into Sioux Falls, S.D., they started hunting for stories in the way they always do—by going wherever people are hanging out. In the winter in Sioux Falls, that’s at the local supermarket.
Colorado’s crude oil production is surging, more than the state’s pipelines can handle. In order to increase capacity, shipping companies increasingly use railways to transport crude across the region, sometimes through crowded communities. And that can lead to accidents—as on May 9, when six cars derailed south of Greeley, CO, and spilled more than 5,000 gallons of oil.
Thirty-six states will elect governors this year. Forty-six states will host legislative races. And then there are the dozens of judge, attorney general, state treasurer, even state school superintendent positions that are up for grabs.