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(10/26/2013 4:21:54 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
AYdK37 Awesome blog article.Much thanks again. Will read on...
- NY
(9/12/2013 10:56:21 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
JpoZnD Awesome blog article.Really looking forward to read more. Great.
- NY
(3/12/2011 1:29:29 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Re: Jim Robinson on WBUR's expenses: "scheduling a large amount of NPR syndication" is a big cost factor right there. Major stations pay NPR big fees for the two flagship newsmags.
- Harry Shearer
(3/10/2011 10:40:40 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Vivian Schiller exhibited insensitive, arrogant and unprofessional judgement in her handling of the firing of long-term employee Juan Williams. I felt she should have been terminated at that time. The most recent comments of Ron Schiller indicate a deep-rooted lack of objectivity and unprofessional attitude at the highest levels of NPR.

For NPR to be worthy of taxpayer funding, it must demonstrate that it has no hidden political agenda and is lead by competent and professional management. NPR neeeds to do an honest self examination of its internal objectivity with respect to the programs it produces. I would hate to see NPR suffer any significant damage for it's own sake and the sake of its many valuable affiliated stations which provide a very valuable source of news and information to the Nation. Allen Shaw, Member of the Community Advisory Board of WFDD Winston-Salem, NC the NPR station of Wake Forrest University. I am also President and CEO of Centennial Broadcasting, LLC.

- Allen Shaw
(3/10/2011 8:13:24 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
"mess at the mother ship", "NPR demise great for radio." Gee, tell us how you really feel, Eric. Apparently, non-commercial radio stations are second class citizens where you come from. Whether or not they should be federally funded, your obvious glee in the current turmoil at NPR is pathetic.
- Greg Olsen
(3/10/2011 5:13:52 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Yes, it is terrible that she told the truth. She stood up to the bullies who are trying to destroy the United States and get rid of any vestige of government.
- Robert Nichols
(3/10/2011 3:28:12 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Mr Kravitz states that $1.3 M is 6% of his budget which makes his full expense budget over $21M.
No sports rights fees and they schedule a fair amount of NPR syndication. Any commercial radio friends think you can find $1.3 M to cut from $21M? Cap Cities/ABC is my expense management alma mater and every line item had to pass a simple test: Is it something you need or something you want? We got some "wants" approved during good times, but never during harder times. Any "need" testing at NPR?

- Jim Robinson

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