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
1:33 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

Barclays Bank Fined Millions In Market Manipulation Case

Barclays headquarters in London.
Lefteris Pitarakis AP

Here's a new item on the list of banks that behave badly. Yesterday, British and U.S. authorities fined Barclays bank $452 million dollars for trying to manipulate two key interest rates: the British Libor and the Euribor, similar to the U.S. prime interest rate.

Both are used to set other rates for loans and mortgages, even derivatives, according to the Telegraph.

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The Two-Way
12:47 pm
Thu June 28, 2012

They Got It Wrong - CNN, Fox Mistakenly Report Health Care Law Overturned

A Photoshopped alteration of the iconic Harry Truman photo. Tweeted by Gary He.
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Originally published on Thu June 28, 2012 2:32 pm

MarketWatch calls this CNN and Fox's 'Dewey Defeats Truman' moment. For several surprising minutes this morning, both media companies wrongly announced that the Affordable Care Act had been overturned by the Supreme Court.

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The Two-Way
9:51 am
Tue June 26, 2012

They Weren't That Funny - Indian Court Quiets Laughing Yoga Club

People participate in a Laughter Yoga session in Mumbai, India.
Gautam Singh AP

Laugh, and the world doesn't always laugh with you - well, at least near Sheetal Talao pond in Mumbai, India. A group of yoga enthusiasts has been ordered to lower the volume of its boisterous daily meetings. The devotees practice 'laughter yoga', devised by Dr. Madan Kataria, a Mumbai native, to improve well-being.

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The Two-Way
8:13 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Top Stories: Tropical Storm Soaks Florida; NATO Condemns Syria

Good morning, we're looking at these stories today:

Debby Is Really Dumping On Florida.

NATO Condemns Syrian Shootdown Of Turkish Warplane Last Week. (Reuters)

Syrian Government Troops Battle Rebels Near Damascus. (AP)

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The Two-Way
11:23 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Turkish Fighter Jet Mysteriously Crashes Near Syria

Originally published on Fri June 22, 2012 5:40 pm

Update at 5:33 p.m. ET. Prime Minister Pins Blame On Syria:

After meeting with his security team, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a statement that "it was understood" a military warplane that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea was shot down by Syria, Al Arabiya reports.

The prime minister's office added that Turkey will take all "the necessary measures 'decisively' once all the details of the incident emerge."

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The Two-Way
8:14 am
Fri June 22, 2012

Top Stories: Afghan Militants Attack Hotel; Egyptians Protest Military Power Move

Happy Friday! We're watching these stories today:

Afghan Militants Attack Kabul Hotel, 18 Killed. (AP)

Thousands Jam Cairo Square To Protest Egyptian Military Power Grab. (AlJazeera)

Pakistani Party Nominates New Prime Minister Candidate To Succeed Ousted P.M. (VOA)

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The Two-Way
10:23 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Great Balls Of Fire - Apparent Meteor Grounds Firefighting Planes In Colorado

A plane drops fire retardant in LaPlata County, near Durango, Colo.
Nathan Bilow AP

Originally published on Thu June 21, 2012 10:35 am

Firefighting planes got a surprise in central Colorado yesterday - witnesses reported apparent meteors near the blaze burning west of Colorado Springs.

The quaint term used for the witness observation is "sky sightings", according to AP.

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The Two-Way
9:10 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Explosive Material Discovered Near Swedish Nuclear Power Plant

Swedish authorities say explosive material turned up in a truck close by one of the country's three nuclear power plants.

The Ringhals nuclear power plant says the material was hidden in a truck that was headed for the facility. Officials discovered it during a routine scan and turned it over to police. The plant says the unidentified material couldn't have caused serious damage.

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The Two-Way
10:41 am
Wed June 20, 2012

And Then She Snapped: School Lunch Photo Ban Sparks Gifts To Hunger Charity

Nine-year-old Martha Payne's favorite school lunch: chicken curry, broccoli and ice cream.
Martha Payne NeverSeconds.com

Scottish school girl Martha Payne is just nine, but she caused a national kerfluffle last week when she was told she could no longer publish photographs of her school lunches on her daily food blog, NeverSeconds.

Martha began blogging in April about the quality of her school lunches, with the help of her father, David. Each day she posts a clear photograph of a meal, and rates each one on its taste, health, price and number of pieces of hair that turn up in the food (mostly none).

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The Two-Way
9:19 am
Tue June 19, 2012

Church Bombings And Reprisal Killings In Nigeria

One of the three churches bombed on Sunday in northern Nigeria by Boko Haram, triggering reprisal killings.
Olu Ajayi AP

Violence may be letting up for the moment in northern Nigeria, following two days of attacks by members of the violent Boko Haram militant group. Militants battled Nigerian police in the and military buildings in northeast Nigeria on Monday, with reports of gunfights and bombs in Damaturu, the capital of Yobe state.

A group of militants were apparently headed for the Yobe governor's residence when they were stopped, according to AllAfrica.

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