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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7:47am

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Reports: Fourth Syrian Minister Dies From Bombing Wounds

Originally published on Fri July 20, 2012 8:24 am

Lt. Gen. Hisham Ikhtyar
SANA

Update: Syria's news agency, Sana, announced Lt. Gen. Hisham Ikhtyar, Head of the National Security Office, was "martyred" this week by a "terrorist explosion" during a meeting at the National Security headquarters.

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6:30am

Fri July 20, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Mass Shooting At Colo. Theater; Top Syrian Official Dies

It's Friday, and we're following these stories:

Real-Life Horror: Many Killed, Dozens Wounded At Colorado Movie Theater.

Syrian Intelligence Official Dies From Damascus Bombing; 4th Assad Aide To Perish. (Reuters)

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9:13am

Thu July 19, 2012
The Two-Way

China And Russia Veto U.N. Resolution Threatening Sanctions On Syria

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 4:38 pm

China and Russia this morning vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that could permit sanctions against Syria unless the government of President Bashar Assad stops using weapons against civilians. This is the third time China and Russia have rebuffed measures pushed by the United States and its allies to try to bring a halt to Syria's violent civil conflict.

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8:39am

Thu July 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Hundreds Of Turtles Run Away From Georgia Farm

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 12:42 pm

A slider turtle, one of the breeds that escaped from David Driver's Georgia turtle farm.
Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources

This isn't oxymoronic but last week, hundreds of turtles successfully dashed out of a Georgia turtle farm and escaped into nearby undergrowth. While there was no slow-speed chase, turtle farmer David Driver tells the Chattanooga News about 1,600 reptiles got away.

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7:08am

Thu July 19, 2012
The Two-Way

Ramadan Begins At Sundown

Originally published on Thu July 19, 2012 10:46 am

A man reads the Quran inside a mosque in Hamburg, northern Germany.
Frank Augstein AP

The holiest month in the Islamic year begins tonight when Ramadan arrives. Beliefnet says its significance comes from the Prophet Mohammed, who received the Quran during this time. Muslims are encouraged to read the entire book, fast during daylight hours and perform charitable works.

You can read the Quran here.

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