PMD #6: Tamara Keith gives birth, more awards, a new health channel and Tiny Desk concerts turn 10.


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This is episode six of Public Media Daily, giving you the latest news on public broadcasting in podcasting form. Highlights from Friday-Sunday, April 20th-22nd include...

1) NPR's Tamara Keith has given birth to a baby boy. She also did her NPR Politics podcast a day before giving birth.

2) 89.5 KWGS Tulsa, 90.5 KUT Austin and 90.1 KERA Dallas - Fort Worth all won awards over the weekend.

3) South Florida PBS launches a new 24-hour health channel called obviously, "The Health Channel."

4) Ozarks Public Television (OPTV) is back on DirecTV, U-verse and Mediacom customers after a tower fall that killed a worker and injured several others last week.

5) Alejandra Martinez has left KUT Austin to join WLRN Miami.

6) Boise State Public Radio will have its own daily show, "Idaho Matters," starting later today. Programming changes have been made as a result too.

7) Technical problems include: KMBH has been off-the-air for two months, KXJZ and its online stream was briefly off Saturday morning, WCNY-TV wasn't working most of the weekend and Colorado Public Radio had maintenance Saturday night.

8) NPR's Its Been A Minute is visiting Chicago for a live show.

9) WFAE's Charlotte Talks turned 20 last Friday and Robert Costa has now hosted Washington Week for a year.

10) NPR's Tiny Desk concerts turned 10 over the weekend and as a treat, we play one of Laura Gibson's songs from the first-ever concert back in 2008.

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Audio at the end from today's episode is from NPR's first Tiny Desk Content in 2008 and is courtesy of NPR Music on YouTube.

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