Yolanda Sangweni Is Now Senior Director for Programming At NPR : NPR Extra : NPR

Yolanda Sangweni

Camden Hill /Courtesy of Yolanda Sangweni

Yolanda Sangweni

Camden Hill /Courtesy of Yolanda Sangweni

In a note to programming staff, SVP of Programming and Audience Development Anya Grundmann announced the following staffing update:

Dear Colleagues,

I am so pleased to announce that we have a wonderful new Senior Director for Programming, Yolanda Sangweni. Yolanda will be a key member of the programming leadership team, helping drive our strategy to reach new audiences, including developing new programs and initiatives. She will also be the executive sponsor for several of our existing shows, including Throughline and CodeSwitch, and act as programming’s senior liaison with the Marketing division.

Yolanda comes to us from Luminary where she was responsible for enhancing podcast discovery to users through a variety of methods as the Director of Programming and Editorial. She was also the programming lead for “Hear to Slay” with Roxane Gay and Tressie McMillan Cottom and

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T-Mobile Stuffs 33 Extra Channels Into TVision Live TV Packages as Temporary Fix for Programming Disputes

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T-Mobile has come up with a short-term solution to address accusations from multiple TV programmers that its new TVision bundles violated distribution contracts — but the carrier’s headaches are far from over on the issue.

On Thursday, T-Mobile announced several “holideals” for customers. Among the offers: It’s adding 33 channels from Discovery, ViacomCBS, AMC Networks and Crown Media to its three TVision Live bundles for no additional cost.

T-Mobile says this is a “limited-time offer” and is positioning the lineup change as a special holiday-season gift to subscribers of the over-the-top pay-TV services. “We always go BIG during the holidays,” a T-Mobile spokeswoman said in an email, responding to a request for information about the promo. “This offer is all about giving customers even more this holiday season — just as all our holiday offers are.”

But in fact, T-Mobile is adding the

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How to sell items on the Craigslist website and start making extra cash

a woman sitting at a table using a laptop: The process for listing an item to sell on Craigslist is relatively straightforward. Tisomboon/Getty Images

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The process for listing an item to sell on Craigslist is relatively straightforward. Tisomboon/Getty Images

  • You can sell items on Craigslist, just like classified ads in newspapers, for free — you don’t even need a Craigslist account. 
  • Make sure the Craigslist website is set to your correct city, then click the link to create a post. 
  • Here’s everything you need to know about listing items for sale on Craigslist.
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Craigslist is a modern-day community bulletin board, filled with classified ads where you can buy and sell items for free. That’s in contrast to sites like eBay, where the site generally gets a cut of the sale. 

Posting an item for sale on Craigslist is easy, and you can create an ad in just minutes. You don’t even need to create a Craigslist account to start selling.

How to

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Stimulus checks and child support: How both parents might get an extra $500 per child


Stimulus checks for dependents were rife with issues, with some parents receiving no payment and other parents each getting $500 for the same child.

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As we wait for the continuing negotiations for a second stimulus check to gain approval, we’re here to clear up any continuing questions you may have about the finer points of the first direct payment, including how much you were supposed to get if you are on your own or if you have what’s defined as a “child” dependent.

The qualifications for dependents can be complex, especially if there’s a situation involving child support, because there are specific eligibility rules involving parents on both the paying and receiving ends. Some parents who had debts for unpaid child support, for example, found that their stimulus checks (and sometimes their spouse’s) were garnished.

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‘Two Screens for Teachers’ to buy extra computer screen for Seattle teachers working remotely


A new non-profit organization started by tech entrepreneurs in Seattle is supplying public school teachers with a much-needed tool amid distance learning: an extra screen.

Two Screens for Teachers hopes to help teachers working remotely better connect to their students by proving them with an extra computer monitor to juggle tasks. The project is aiming to deliver 3,000 monitors to teachers from Seattle schools at a value of about $430,000.

Co-founder Matt Lerner 

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