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Getting Things Done through the Government

Like other members of my family about whom I have written on this website, I have spent most of my working life in public service.  A few years ago, the local affiliate of National Public Radio asked me to write an essay reflecting on this work for broadcast as part of its “This I Believe” series.   646 more words

Can this public radio station be saved?

Set the radio to 90.7 FM, and instead of hearing an oboe concerto or Morning Edition on WPBI-FM, it’s “positive and encouraging” chatter from K-LOVE hosts somewhere in California. 647 more words

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If You Could Read My Mind - Coming Soon To a Microchip Near You(r Brain)

This is a really cool and rather creepy news story about our technological ability to read minds by NPR: To listen, click here.

This is a really beautiful and rather sad song about love lost by Gordon Lightfoot: 7 more words

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NPR Employees Ratify SAG-AFTRA Contract

SAG-AFTRA members at National Public Radio have approved a two-year successor deal to their master contract, covering 400 on-air and off-air employees.

The deal includes a 2.5% pay raise on Jan 1, and another 2.5% pay raise on Jan 1, 2017. 143 more words

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FAIR: Some Things Considered, Mostly by White Men

With regular commentators who are 71 percent white men, NPR has its work cut out for it.  

 By Michael Tkaczevski  FAIR  July 13, 2015

A new FAIR study finds that NPR commentary is dominated by white men and almost never directly addresses political issues.

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Corporate One-Percenters dominate NPR affiliates’ boards

By Aldo Guerrero | FAIR | July 2, 2015

For a public radio service, NPR is notoriously known for its lack of diversity within its staff, audience and guests invited onto their shows—problems that…

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SAG-AFTRA and NPR Reach Contract Deal

National Public Radio and SAG-AFTRA have reached a tentative agreement on terms for a two-year successor deal to the network’s master contract.

The new contract, the terms of which were not disclosed, must still be ratified by NPR employees represented by SAG-AFTRA, the Local Executive Board and the National Executive Committee.  115 more words

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