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National Public Radio (NPR)

A non-profit radio network supported by a combination of public and private funds.

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  • Oct 24, 2010
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The whole controversy surrounding the firing of commentator Juan Williams is just one more reason why I never have and probably never will give one thin dime to NPR. It is a network populated by elitists with an extreme far-left agenda. Really, there are important issues other than a women's right to choose, climate change, gay marriage and political correctness but you would never know it if you spend most of your time listening to NPR. I'll concede that they produce some very good shows (i.e. All Things Considered" but the bias is so incredibly obvious that I just can't listen to these folks very long. And o, by the way I am all for cutting all public funding to NPR.
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October 25, 2010
It's funny -- I said practically the same thing verbatim the other day when I was driving my wife to work. NPR doesn't even try to present a balanced view, and can barely disguise its disdain for anything that's not progressive, environmental and generally weird in an "only in California" sort of way. This morning was classic - nobody's got a job in California but the only thing worth talking about is how pot growers aren't in favor of legalization. They interviewed a bunch of people with names like "Rainbow" and "Stardust" to conclude that the corporate puppeteers were trying to shut down the niche pot growing business, "man". Unbelievably issue-driven news. "Right on." And then there's that guy who insists on telling the time as "3 and a half passed the hour of 8", which is just plain annoying.
 
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National Public Radio (NPR) is a privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization that serves as a national syndicator to 797 public radio stations in the United States.[1] NPR was created in 1970, following congressional passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, which established the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and also led to the creation of the Public Broadcasting Service. The network was founded in 1970 with 30 employees and 90 public radio stations as charter members.

NPR produces and distributes news and cultural programming. Individual public radio stations are not required to broadcast all NPR programs that are produced. Most public radio stations broadcast a mixture of NPR programs, content from rival providers American Public Media and Public Radio International, and locally produced programs. NPR's flagships are two drive time news broadcasts, Morning Edition and the afternoon All Things Considered; both are carried by most NPR member stations, and from 2002–2008 they were the second and third most popular radio programs in the country.[2][3] In a Harris poll conducted in 2005, NPR was voted the most trusted news source in the U.S.[4]

NPR manages the Public Radio Satellite System, which distributes NPR programs and other programming from independent producers and networks such as American Public Media and Public Radio International for Sirius XM Radio.

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