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Super Thursday
8:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

The Pledge Map

We have received pledges from listeners and supporters in the cities pinned on the map below. If you don't see your hometown, make your mark by pledging now!

View The 2015 NWPR Pledge Map in a full screen map

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Super Thursday
8:00 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Thank You!

Click here to pledge now!

If you made a pledge on Super Thursday, thank you so much! 

 If you meant to make a pledge, please donate now--your gift will really make a difference. Thank you so much for your support!

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Solar Outage
8:25 am
Fri February 27, 2015

Spring Solar Outages May Affect Radio Signals

Credit Art Blum / Northwest Public Radio

Solar outage time is here again. This occurs twice a year, when the sun moves directly into the line of sight between an earth station and a satellite. When this happens, a station downlink is temporarily unable to receive a satellite signal due to interference from the sun as it passes behind the satellite.

So you may hear your radio signal becoming fuzzy, you might hear static, or the signal may go completely silent.

This spring, the interruptions are most likely between February 28 - March 4, at about 10:38 AM each day.

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Invisbilia Launch
7:37 am
Sat January 10, 2015

Inivsibilia Journeys Into The Mind Starting Sunday At 7 PM

Credit Daniel Horowitz / NPR

Northwest Public Radio is proud to present Invisbilia, our newest show from NPR. Invisbilia, hosted by Lulu Miller and Alex Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life, journeys deep into the human psyche, looking at our hopes, fears, and the science that shapes them. It takes cutting-edge research and turns it into human stories - stories about the most fundamental human thoughts and feelings.

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Sueann's Farewell
6:51 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Sueann Ramella Steps Away From The Morning Edition Chair

Sueann Ramella with her daughter Coco and son Ari.
Credit Sueann Ramella

Before you read this, Sueann wants you to listen to this:

That's how she wants to be remembered. Rapping awkwardly and hitting her head against the mic.

But here's how we'll remember her.

After almost 15 years on the air, Sueann Ramella is stepping away from the mic - temporarily, to spend more time with her young family. While you won't be hearing her, you will still be able to enjoy her subtle style and mischievous wit as she continues to help guide our social media platforms.

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Car Talk
1:05 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Remembering Tom Magliozzi, Beloved Tappet Brother

Credit Richard Howard

Tom Magliozzi who, along with his brother Ray, hosted NPR’s hit comedy show Car Talk for the last 37 years, died Monday morning, November 3, 2014, from complications of Alzheimer’s Disease. “Turns out he wasn’t kidding,” said Ray. “He really couldn’t remember last week’s puzzler.” • • • Tom Magliozzi was born June 28, 1937, in an East Cambridge, Massachusetts neighborhood filled with other Italian immigrant families. It was there that he and his younger brother Ray picked up the uniquely Boston-Italian style of expressing affection through friendly insults and teasing.

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Super Thursday 2014
11:00 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Thank You!

Thank you to the more than 2,200 listeners who generously became sustaining members, new members or renewed pledges. If you didn't get a chance to pledge yet,  there's still time. Pledge here.

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Super Thursday
5:34 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Super Thursday Success!!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR PLEDGE! Twelve and a half  hours – that’s all the time it took to reach the Super Thursday goal of 2,000 pledges!

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Super Thursday
12:25 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Check Out The Super Thursday Pledge Map

We're receiving Super Thursday pledges from all across the Northwest, and beyond! We made a map to show you where our pledges are coming from. 

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Upcoming Event
2:01 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

"From the Top" Live in Tacoma Thursday, April 24

On Thursday, April 24 at 7:30, join Northwest Public Radio at the Broadway Center for the Performing Arts in Tacoma, for a live taping of From the Top! Get your tickets now.

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