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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
Living large at the Ministry of Propaganda. Be sure to read the comments too.
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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To: RightGeek
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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To: RightGeek
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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To: RightGeek

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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To: RightGeek

i wonder if the nsa is spyign on them?


21 posted on 06/19/2013 9:24:43 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

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

They have 3 1/2 ore years to party before them oney runs out- Hopefulyl the tea party will push the gop nominee to promise to defund thsoe crooks-


22 posted on 06/19/2013 9:25:49 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: RinaseaofDs

[[I’ll lay odds that somewhere in the wellness center is a massage table,]]

Probably an escort serrvie and videographer too


23 posted on 06/19/2013 9:26:41 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: RightGeek

We’re paying for this jelly donut. THEY eat it! Ready?
Back to work .....


24 posted on 06/19/2013 9:27:38 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: locountry1dr

i hear the rent is dirt cheap in detroit, or the bronx even- with all kinds of abandoned buildings there- seems tey coudl have saved a ton of money by beign fiscally sound, but rather they don’t give a crap about wastign donator’s money-

Sadly though, many of the donators won’t learn abotu their collosal waste of their donations


25 posted on 06/19/2013 9:28:40 AM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: RightGeek

There are three things I listen to on my 2.5 hour round trip commute every day: NPR, Michael Medved and the bible on mp3. I used to agree with two of them but now only one. NPR is good for comic relief and Medved is too, when he has some whackjob liberal on. I do agree with him on Flight 800 though, and it seems we are close to being vindicated.


26 posted on 06/19/2013 9:37:11 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: goodnesswins

I thought they were laying people off!


How do you think they can afford the new digs? Duh... ;-)


27 posted on 06/19/2013 9:37:55 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: DManA

The peons collaborate in a large room but Queen Stamberg has her own office.
I listen to it pretty much daily. They ALL sound like peons to me, though some try to sound “important”.

I have not donated since 1979, when I was young and ignorant.


28 posted on 06/19/2013 9:39:05 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: RightGeek
The almost 800-person staff is extremely diverse

How many of them belong to a Tea Party organization or donate to conservative causes?

How many of them donate to liberal causes or belong to a Socialist organization?

29 posted on 06/19/2013 9:39:39 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: NonValueAdded

Yeah, they’re diverse. There’s white liberals, black liberals, Asian liberals, Hispanic liberals, male liberals, female liberals, straight liberals, queer liberals...


30 posted on 06/19/2013 9:47:38 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: OddLane

hehehe....

NPR = Narcolepsy Producing Radio


31 posted on 06/19/2013 9:48:34 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
♫: There was long ones, tall ones, short ones, brown ones, black ones, round ones, big ones, crazy ones...
32 posted on 06/19/2013 9:49:20 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: RightGeek


33 posted on 06/19/2013 9:49:46 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Free Stuff, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: RightGeek
The almost 800-person staff is extremely diverse

Only in skin color, not in thought.

34 posted on 06/19/2013 9:55:58 AM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: NonValueAdded

any long hair leaping noam chomskys?


35 posted on 06/19/2013 10:38:43 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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I wonder if they have one of these rooms...


36 posted on 06/19/2013 10:42:38 AM PDT by az_gila
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To: TurboZamboni
out of the middle came a lady - no! wait, it's a transgender! ahhhh, spill the wine, spill the wine ...

p.s. excellent reply!

37 posted on 06/19/2013 10:53:28 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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