Korva Coleman

Korva Coleman is a newscaster for NPR.

In this role, she is responsible for writing, producing, and delivering national newscasts airing during NPR's newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition. Occasionally she serves as a substitute host for Talk of the Nation, Weekend All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.

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

Early in her career, Coleman worked in commercial radio as news and public affairs directors at stations in Phoenix and Tucson.

Coleman's work has been recognized by the Arizona Associated Press Awards for best radio newscast, editorial, and short feature. In 1983, she was nominated for Outstanding Young Woman of America.

Coleman earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Howard University. She studied law at Georgetown University Law Center.

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The Two-Way
11:30 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Lawmakers In Uruguay Vote To Legalize Abortion

Uruguayan lawmakers have very narrowly approved a bill allowing women limited access to abortion. As the Los Angeles Times reports, it's a big change for a country that outlaws the procedure. Should it take effect, Uruguayan women can legally terminate their pregnancies in the first 12 weeks.

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The Two-Way
9:52 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Would You Skydive From 22 Miles Up?

Felix Baumgartner prepares to jump on March 15 from his special capsule above New Mexico.
Jay Nemeth/Red Bull Stratos AP

On Oct. 8, Felix Baumgartner is going to strap himself into a specially pressurized capsule, ascend 120,000 feet into the air above New Mexico using a helium balloon, open the door - and jump out.

Don't worry, he's been practicing.

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The Two-Way
10:47 am
Fri September 21, 2012

Persistent U.S. Drought Is Also Costing Homeowners

Contractors drive piers into the ground to stabilize a settling home in Manchester, Mo. on Aug. 29, 2012.
Jeff Roberson AP

Drought conditions remain dreadful in much of the country; the Drought Monitor produced by the Drought Mitigation Center says 54.25 percent of the United States is in moderate drought or experiencing something more sinister. This includes "severe, extreme and exceptional", the worst categories in the drought conditions index.

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The Two-Way
9:33 am
Fri September 21, 2012

BlackBerry Is Back - Did You Know It Was Out?

Research In Motion

Although it didn't affect users in North America, BlackBerry's email service was out for a few hours today in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. About three hours ago, BlackBerry's parent company, Research in Motion, sent a tweet warning that some users were "experiencing issues" with their service.

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The Two-Way
7:45 am
Thu September 20, 2012

Top Stories: New Anti-U.S. Protests; Suit Filed Against Anti-Mohammed Cartoons

Originally published on Thu September 20, 2012 8:12 am

Good morning, here are our early stories:

Pakistani Students Burst Barricades In Latest Protest Linked To Anti-Islam Video.

And here are more morning headlines:

Syrian Group Files Complaint Against French Paper's Muhammad Cartoons. (BBC)

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The Two-Way
11:00 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Did You Know? A Super Typhoon Is Heading For Asia

Super typhoon Sanba
Joint Typhoon Warning Center

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 10:58 pm

It's had top sustained winds above 170 miles per hour. It's got very low pressure. It is life threatening. And its cone of possible landfall includes Okinawa and the Asian mainland.

It's super typhoon Sanba, and it could strike the Japanese island by late Saturday night (local time) before storming on to China, South Korea and North Korea. Stars and Stripes writer Dave Ornauer says the storm's outermost bands are already hitting Okinawa:

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The Two-Way
9:25 am
Fri September 14, 2012

No Deal Yet: Chicago Teachers On Strike For Fifth Day

Chicago public school teachers pose for a photo on a picket line as their strike extends into a fifth day.
M. Spencer Green AP

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 5:41 pm

Update at 3:00 p.m. ET. No Settlement Expected Today:

NPR's Ken Barcus says that no settlement is expected today. The most likely scenario is a contract vote sometime on Sunday, he says.

The Chicago Tribune reports quotes a union attorney who said that the outlines of an agreement are there, but a vote on ending the strike is not likely until Sunday.

Our Original Post Continues:

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The Two-Way
8:55 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Consumer Prices Rose Slightly In August; So Did Retail Sales

Here are two fresh economic reports:

- Consumer prices rose 0.6 percent in August, mainly due to more expensive gasoline. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says most of the bump up came from its gas index, which jumped nine percent. There were lesser increases in other energy products, such as fuel oil, natural gas and electricity. The core rate of inflation, which discounts food and energy, was up 0.1 percent in August. The agency says that's the same rate as July.

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The Two-Way
10:28 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Is There Progress In The Chicago Teachers' Strike?

A crowd of Chicago public school teachers marches past John Marshall Metropolitan High School on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
Sitthixay Ditthavong AP

Talks resume this morning between the striking Chicago teachers union and the city's public school system. After four days of a walkout, there's a hint of progress in contract talks. Union leader Karen Lewis and school board president David Vitale both indicated they had 'hope for Friday'.

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The Two-Way
8:22 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Top Stories: Anti-U.S. Violence Spreads; Chicago Teachers' Strike Continues

Good morning, here are the stories we're following today:

Anti-U.S. Protests Spread; Attack Against U.S. Embassy In Yemen. (AP)

Hints Of Progress In Chicago Teachers' Strike. (AP)

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The Two-Way
7:11 am
Wed September 12, 2012

U.S. Diplomatic Worker Killed; Chicago Teachers' Strike Enters Third Day

Good morning - here are some of our early headlines:

Protesters Attack U.S. Diplomatic Buildings in Egypt, Libya; One American Worker Killed. (CNN)

Chicago Teachers' Strike Starts Third Day, No Breakthrough Seen. (Chicago Tribune)

German Court Backs European Bailout Plan. (Wall Street Journal)

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