Korva Coleman

In her work as an NPR newscaster, Korva Coleman is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts for NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. She is also a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition Sunday with Liane Hansen.

Before joining NPR in March 1990, Coleman was a staff reporter and copy editor for the Washington Afro-American newspaper. She also produced and hosted First Edition, an overnight news program at NPR's member station WAMU-FM/Washington, DC.

Originally from Arizona, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson. Her awards include Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. She was also nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1983.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University in 1989 and studied law at Georgetown University Law Center from 1989 to 1990.

 

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12:52pm

Sat August 4, 2012
The Two-Way

Weekend Stories: Skydivers Break Record; Star Trek Goes To Mars

Originally published on Sat August 4, 2012 3:22 pm

Happy Saturday! Here are a few offbeat stories to consider:

After Several Attempts, 138 Vertical Skydivers Break Record With Gigantic Formation. (AP)

Mitt Romney Receives Surprising Endorsement From Adult Movie Star. (New York Daily News)

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8:25am

Fri August 3, 2012
The Two-Way

VIDEO: How To Survive An Office Shooting: Run. Hide. Fight.

Originally published on Fri August 3, 2012 9:08 am

The city of Houston prepared a very realistic six minute video instructing people what to do should a gunman open fire in a public place.
City Of Houston

Emergency responders pose this scenario: you're deep in work at your desk, when suddenly the sound of gunfire and screaming wash over you. Somebody is repeatedly firing a gun in your office and your co-workers are hurt or, perhaps, dead.

What do you do?

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Fri August 3, 2012

9:02am

Thu August 2, 2012
The Two-Way

San Bernardino Files For Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Protection, Owes $1 Billion

Originally published on Thu August 2, 2012 10:39 am

San Bernardino City Hall.
City of San Bernardino

The financial morass that San Bernardino, Calif., plunged into last month widened on Wednesday, when city officials filed an emergency request for bankruptcy protection with a federal bankruptcy court. The city's estimated liabilities are greater than a billion dollars.

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8:04am

Thu August 2, 2012
The Two-Way

Belarus Invaded By Teddy Bears! Two Generals Sacked

We're not making this up: three idealistic Swedes who work for an advertising agency decided to announce their support for human rights activists in Belarus by flying a small plane into the country, and pitching hundreds of teddy bears overboard. They succeeded in embarrassing senior military leaders.

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