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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

NPI launches new Audio Archive, releases inaugural podcast

Today marks another significant milestone in NPI's history.

Today we are pleased to announce the return of the Special Projects section and the launch of our completely redesigned Audio Archive.

We are also delighted to release our first ever podcast, produced by Media & Communications Director Andrew Tsao, with many more to follow. Our plan is to offer you at least two podcasts a month, although we may do additional podcasts focusing on a special topic.

Our first podcast offers a description of the history, mission, and vision of the Northwest Progressive Institute, an explanation why building a progressive infrastructure is a key step in taking back America from the radical conservative right, and finally, what NPI hopes to achieve by podcasting.

The Audio Archive itself is a repository of all our podcasts, sound bites, clips from radio appearances, advertisements, recorded speeches, and other audio files. The Archive currently contains 22 audio clips (including our first podcast).

iTunes users should be able to find our podcasts in Apple's Podcast Directory relatively quickly. When we release a new podcast, you can also expect to see an announcement here on the Official Blog about it.

Of course, you're welcome to subscribe to our new Multimedia Feed yourself using your favorite podcatcher. Summaries of clips in the Multimedia Feed will now appear on the right hand sidebar here on this blog, so as the announcement posts scroll off the page, the podcasts still remain easily accessible.

Finally, this blog itself has received a minor update - the blogroll has been updated, we added some new buttons to the sidebar, and of course we're aggregating our own Multimedia Feed as well.

A reminder - network maintenance is still in progress. Today's announcement means a significant phase has been completed, but we still have more to go. Don't be surprised if some sections are still not available.

So what are you waiting for? Turn on your speakers or whip out your earphones, and listen to our inaugural podcast. As always, we'd love to hear what you think - leave a comment in the thread and tell us!

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