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Friday marks the end of an era for NPR and millions of listeners, as longtime All Things Considered host Robert Siegel steps away from the microphone in favor of retirement. Siegel joined NPR in 1976 as a newscaster. He later became an editor, opened NPR’s London bureau, and served as chief of NPR News for a time. Siegel took up the afternoon hosting role in 1987. 

Guy Raz and Mindy Thomas are the voices - and writers - behind the new NPR podcast for kids.

There's a new podcast out from NPR, something the network has never done before - a children's program. It's called "Wow in the World" and it targets elementary school kids - and their parents.  

Gaelynn Lea on stage at The Evening Muse.
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Gaelynn Lea is a classically trained violinist, singer songwriter, and the winner of this year's NPR Tiny Desk Contest. She performed at the Evening Muse on October 29 with musician Jess Klein.