Paul Westhelle en The NPR Newsroom 2.0 <table align="left" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" hspace="0" vspace="0"><tbody><tr><td align="left"><p></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p></p><p></p><p>NPR recently announced a restructuring of its newsroom designed to more efficiently utilize resources while expanding editorial hubs that combine the digital and audio work of its reporters, editors, producers and bloggers around specific areas of focus.</p><p></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:24:09 +0000 Paul Westhelle 15020 at The NPR Newsroom 2.0 Good News...Bad News About Federal Funding <p>The appropriations season is unfolding in Washington D.C. and there is both good news and bad news to report related to continued funding for public broadcasting stations around the country.</p> Thu, 01 May 2014 17:27:04 +0000 Paul Westhelle 11873 at Good News...Bad News About Federal Funding R&R For Carl <p>After waking up well before dawn for 30 years and flying every week to Chicago for the past 15, Carl Kasell is ready for some well-earned R&amp;R and has announced he’s retiring this spring after a five-decade career in broadcasting. Carl will record his final broadcasts for <em>Wait Wait ... Don’t Tell Me!</em> this spring during shows that are being planned to celebrate his career in Chicago and Washington, D.C.</p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 17:03:48 +0000 Paul Westhelle 9997 at R&R For Carl The National Agenda <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For better or worse, broadcasters of all stripes operate in a highly regulated environment. While we work hard to focus on and reflect life in our local communities, what goes on in Washington, D.C. impacts our work and can significantly affect our ability to serve citizens. Several national developments are underway that are worth watching.</span></p><p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:42:04 +0000 Paul Westhelle 8545 at The National Agenda JPR 2014 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As we settle into the new year here at </span>JPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, we’ve made some significant program changes that we hope you’ve had an opportunity to sample. We’ve shifted several of the programs that have been on the </span>JPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> airwaves for years between our three networks and have added several new programs to our schedule that have been high on our listener request list, such as </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Radiolab</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Moth Radio Hour</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and the return of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Science Friday</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sat, 01 Feb 2014 20:44:53 +0000 Paul Westhelle 7148 at JPR 2014 The System We've Built <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">I just returned from a meeting of station managers from across the country who gathered to take stock of the public radio system and develop strategies to attract and engage the next generation of listeners. It’s always refreshing to step back from the churn of daily operations to view the bigger picture. As local stations, together with NPR and the other national producers and organizations, look to the future, it’s also pretty amazing to consider the system we’ve built together.</span></p><p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:11:28 +0000 Paul Westhelle 5537 at The System We've Built Support JPR With A Year-end Gift <div><strong><a href=";PAGETYPE=PLG&amp;CHECK=zLeDYFzr7I2a7VhFRwh3BhiCxtaFReuS">CONTRIBUTE NOW!</a></strong><br /><br /><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2013 has been a memorable year. &nbsp;And, every day </span>JPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been part of the journey … providing news that informs and music that inspires.</span><br /> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 18:32:29 +0000 Paul Westhelle 4135 at Support JPR With A Year-end Gift Doubling Down On Live And Local <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As public radio stations across the country attempt to navigate the brave new world of emerging media platforms there has been a new fervor to return to radio’s roots when radio was “live and local.”&nbsp; Public radio in the U.S. has been built on a foundation of localism. Stations have always been locally (or regionally) owned and operated, and have worked hard to be more than just repeaters of nationally syndicated programming.&nbsp; Creating local content unique to individual communities has always been an essential element of public radio’s mission.</span></p><p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:03:17 +0000 Paul Westhelle 2294 at Doubling Down On Live And Local We Made It! -- Fall Fund Drive Exceeds Goal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>JPR's Fall 2013 Fund Drive takes place from October 22nd&nbsp;through the&nbsp;29th. We hope you'll participate in this grassroots fundraising effort that helps fund JPR's service to the region.</p><p>You can make a pledge by <strong><a href=";PAGETYPE=PLG&amp;CHECK=ZMGWbN%2bH2ad6b%2bSKuxkBSOzWDeZ%2beA1M">CLICKING HERE</a></strong> or by calling us at 541-552-6191 or 1-888-552-6191.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:24:22 +0000 Paul Westhelle 1699 at We Made It! -- Fall Fund Drive Exceeds Goal The New <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">By the time you read this I hope you’ve had an opportunity to explore&nbsp;</span>JPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> new website.&nbsp; There are a number of features about the new site that I’d like to highlight.</span></p> Thu, 12 Sep 2013 21:48:25 +0000 Paul Westhelle 251 at The New