As 2013 wraps up, NPR asked its reporters and producers for the numbers that tell the story of 2013 -- numbers that crystallize an important idea or trend from this year. Their answers ranged from ZERO (Twitter's revenue) to A TRILLION (the total owed in U.S. student debt). We think if you really understand each number and what it means, you'll understand something important about the world in 2013.
Approximately 30 stories are planned, and a social media callout with the hashtag #nprnoty invites you to share the most important number of their year. (Three from a dad of triplets? $36,000 in wedding expenses? 48 resumes sent out before finding the perfect job?)
The series begins Sunday, December 15, on Weekend Edition, and airs across the Morning Edition and All Things Considered on witf through the end of the year.
A few story examples:
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