We're joined by Robert Siegel, longtime NPR host of “All Things Considered.” Siegel retired in January last year.

We sit down with him to discuss his career, the role of public broadcasting, and the state of journalism today.

Veteran journalist Cokie Roberts, who joined an upstart NPR in 1978 and left an indelible imprint on the growing network with her coverage of Washington politics before later going to ABC News, has died. She was 75.

Roberts died Tuesday because of complications from breast cancer, according to a family statement.


Reporter Claudio Sanchez, who appears regularly on NPR programs like Morning Edition and All Things Considered, took part this week in the 150th anniversary kickoff at Wells College in Aurora, in Cayuga County on Thursday.

He was part of a discussion on a wide range of topics, including the future of higher education in America.

We sit down with NPR President and CEO Jarl Mohn. The peripatetic Mohn has been reaching out to local affiliates as he seeks to build a stronger NPR, both in terms of content and finances. This week he's in Rochester. How does he envision NPR's future? Which programs exemplify the kind of content he wants to see? We'll find out. Then, we'll get reaction from Tom Proietti, media scholar in residence at St. John Fisher College.

Can A New Building Save A Failing School?

Sep 5, 2012

Public School 16 in Rochester, New York, was in such poor repair that floors were buckling, bathrooms had no doors and rats ran through classrooms. While the building crumbled, so did student test scores. The school's problems are typical of the thousands of schools around the country that are falling apart. Studies show rundown schools bring down student achievement. WXXI’s Hélène Biandudi reports for NPR.


New NPR Chief Talks to WXXI

Dec 22, 2011

Gary Knell is just weeks into his new job as CEO of NPR. He joined WXXI’s Bob Smith on Thursday’s 1370 Connection to talk about the transition and look ahead.

Click on the audio player above to listen to the interview.