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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10:52am

Sat December 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Hanukkah Begins, With A Beat

Originally published on Mon December 10, 2012 5:32 am

The Maccabeats
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The delightful Maccabeats of Yeshiva University kick off the first night of Hanukkah with their "Candlelight" - it's a great takeoff on Taio Cruz's Dynamite, but with menorahs, warriors in homemade costumes and latkes!

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9:54am

Sat December 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Florida's Crist Changes Parties; Colbert Won't Replace DeMint In Senate (Really)

Originally published on Sat December 8, 2012 1:30 pm

Comedian Stephen Colbert told his supporters to ask South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to name him to replace outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint.
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That fledgling Democrat within Charlie Crist, former Republican governor of Florida, has emerged at last:

This should be The Decision That Surprised No One, since Crist was a featured speaker at the Democratic National Convention last September and had been a registered independent before that.

As NPR's S.V. Date writes,

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8:17am

Sat December 8, 2012
The Two-Way

Egypt's Morsi Reportedly Poised To Allow Military To Arrest Civilians

Originally published on Sat December 8, 2012 1:47 pm

Protesters gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt, on Tuesday. Tens of thousands of Egyptians also gathered outside the presidential palace in Cairo in demonstrations that turned violent as tensions grew over President Mohammed Morsi's seizure of nearly unrestricted powers.
Maya Alleruzzo AP

Some outraged protesters remain around the Egyptian presidential palace in Cairo today, as opponents of President Mohammed Morsi defy his recent ruling granting himself executive powers that can't be questioned by a court.

Now there's word he may have signed a new order allowing soldiers to detain and arrest civilians, a right that's reserved for police officers.

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8:24am

Fri December 7, 2012
The Two-Way

George Zimmerman Sues NBC, Says He's A Victim Of 'Yellow Journalism'

Originally published on Fri December 7, 2012 9:17 am

George Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of Trayvon Martin, at a court hearing last June in Seminole County, Fla.
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6:24am

Fri December 7, 2012
The Two-Way

Top Stories: Japan Quake, Egyptian Opposition Refuses Talks With Morsi

Good Friday morning - here are our early stories:

Strong Earthquake Strikes Japan, Triggering Small Tsunami.

And here are more early headlines:

Skittish Investors Waiting For Latest Unemployment Rate News. (MarketWatch)

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