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NPR Shows Off New Facility
Media Bistro ^ | 6/18/2013 | Austin Price

Posted on 06/19/2013 8:51:09 AM PDT by RightGeek

NPR recently moved from Chinatown into its new 400,000 square-foot home on North Capitol, and they’re excited about it. Eager to show off the new facility, the organization offered a tour to members of the media Tuesday morning, starting with breakfast from their in-house chefs, along with some talking points from CEO Gary Knell, who outlined some impressive features of the space.

The goal in the new building was to have plenty of open space to promote collaboration, something that was difficult in the smaller, closed-office building NPR used to operate out of. The newsroom is a good example of this. Spreading 100,000 square feet over two floors, the entire room is open, with the second floor operating more like a balcony around the lower level.

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— The almost 800-person staff is extremely diverse, and they all are really glad the be in the new building.

The tour continued through the wellness center, which is capable of simple medical procedures, the fitness center, which is staffed by a trainer, and the cafe, which utilizes the same catering company as Google.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: bloat; debt; npr; spending; waste
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1 posted on 06/19/2013 8:51:09 AM PDT by RightGeek
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To: RightGeek

I thought they were laying people off!


2 posted on 06/19/2013 8:53:04 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: RightGeek

60 million people on food stamps but we can waste a fortune to build a Taj Mahal to house NPR.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 8:54:17 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: goodnesswins

They are. Higher paid talkers and show, ie Talk of the Nation.


4 posted on 06/19/2013 8:54:21 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: RightGeek
The peons collaborate in a large room but Queen Stamberg has her own office.

Some pigs are more equal than others.

5 posted on 06/19/2013 8:54:54 AM PDT by DManA
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To: RightGeek

National Panhandler Radio is living in a palace, with its own chefs? On our dollar? Defund that POS org!


6 posted on 06/19/2013 8:55:12 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: RightGeek

800 employees, 500 square feet each? Do they need homing devices to find each other?


7 posted on 06/19/2013 8:55:17 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: RightGeek

Tell me again how much of our money nobama gives to these liberal pukes each year?


8 posted on 06/19/2013 8:55:52 AM PDT by upchuck (To the faceless, jack-booted government bureaucrat who just scanned this post: SCREW YOU!)
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The almost 800-person staff is extremely diverse,

Q: "Really? Are they politically diverse?"

A: "Oh, no, not that extreme!!!"

9 posted on 06/19/2013 8:58:30 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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The almost 800-person staff is extremely diverse

No Conservatives
No Christians
Perhaps 2% heterosexual

10 posted on 06/19/2013 8:59:42 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: NonValueAdded

Can you say “Agenda”?


11 posted on 06/19/2013 9:01:27 AM PDT by shineon
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To: NonValueAdded
White leftists, black leftists, leftist radio hosts who can't speak.

NPR has its bases covered.

12 posted on 06/19/2013 9:02:04 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: RightGeek

Well, we have to have sumptuous digs for the Lefty icons, so Gwen Ifell, Bill Moyers, et al can lecture their tiny audience about the mean conservatives who make The Poor suffer in this country.


13 posted on 06/19/2013 9:02:45 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: RightGeek

Making good money pimping Big Bird out, I guess.


14 posted on 06/19/2013 9:02:49 AM PDT by Fido969
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To: Theoria
They are.

Not enough though.


15 posted on 06/19/2013 9:04:53 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: Fido969
Very good.
16 posted on 06/19/2013 9:06:26 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: RightGeek

Clearly they aren’t afraid of being defunded anytime soon.


17 posted on 06/19/2013 9:07:01 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: RightGeek

I guess the sequester is really taking a bite out of NPR’s ass.

I’ll lay odds that somewhere in the wellness center is a massage table, and somewhere on the payroll is a massage therapist.

These guys think they can exist as a government entity and command the same perks as a for-profit internet giant?


18 posted on 06/19/2013 9:14:25 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs
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The pricetag? $201 million.

http://rbr.com/npr-now-airing-from-new-facility/

NPR has moved to a new $201 million headquarters with all digital equipment in Washington, leaving its analog radio gear behind. The public radio network began broadcasting 4/13 from its new home nine blocks north of the Capitol. NPR is consolidating its staff in one building after being spread across several sites for years. Its flagship shows “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition” will migrate to the new facility over the next week.


19 posted on 06/19/2013 9:15:21 AM PDT by locountry1dr
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To: RightGeek

Gag!

Ugly building. Why couldn’t they just lease one of the millions of similar ugly buildings all across the country?


20 posted on 06/19/2013 9:21:07 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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