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Danica McKellar Hearts NPR

by Melissa Kuypers
Nov 23, 2012

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Of the many great things about working at NPR is the appreciation we get from our fans and listeners every day. Whether it is a hand-written letter, a Facebook comment, or a vote of support from one of the many guests who come in for interviews, so many people show that they "Heart" us.

The pictures with our guests showing their love for NPR is a true example: The man who plays Lincoln talked to me about the value of NPR. The woman who wrote Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing said she wouldn't have posed for a picture if it wasn't true that she loves NPR. And one of the stars of The New Normal gasped when he learned he was in the same building that Renee Montagne broadcasts from every morning.

And so, we are thankful that so many of our fans (famous and not) are willing to lend their lovely faces to show that as much as we "heart" them for being our fans, they "heart" NPR right back.

Danica McKellar is probably best known as Winnie Cooper, the object of Fred Savage's affection on The Wonder Years. But if you've got teenagers (or are one yourself), you should also know she's got a series of math books aimed at making math relatable to young women. Her latest is called Girls Get Curves: Geometry Takes Shape.

In an interview on Tell Me More, McKellar talked with Host Michel Martin about an amazing math teacher she had in middle school, using Barbie to explain ratios and why kids had to sneak her book into school with them.

And while she may write about math, her NPR love doesn't require any arithmetic at all.

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