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NPR to shed 10% of staff amid budget shortfall
BBC ^ | 9/13/2013 | Unattributed

Posted on 09/13/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by mojito

US broadcast network National Public Radio plans to shed 10% of its staff in an effort to close a $6.1m (£3.8m) budget deficit, a spokeswoman has said.

It will offer voluntary redundancies to its roughly 840 employees.

The broadcaster put the budget shortfall in part down to a decline in corporate grants amid the slow US economy.

National Public Radio (NPR) reaches 27 million listeners a week through 975 member stations across the US.

The redundancies follow a series of shake-ups in the non-profit's leadership, and a 2008 reduction of about 8% of its staff.

NPR, based in Washington DC, receives about 2% of its annual budget from federal funds, with the rest from grants, licence fees from local affiliates, and listener donations.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: defundnpr; layoffs; liberalmedia; liberaltalkradio; propagandaradio
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I hate to see people loose their jobs.

But in this case I might make an exception.

1 posted on 09/13/2013 2:09:05 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

Ray Krok’s wife gave them $200M in 2003. Guess it’s gone.


2 posted on 09/13/2013 2:11:38 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: mojito

Finally! some good news about “sequester”


3 posted on 09/13/2013 2:14:05 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: mojito

What are “voluntary redundancies”??


4 posted on 09/13/2013 2:14:53 PM PDT by dynoman (Objectivity is the essence of intelligence. - Marylin vos Savant)
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To: mojito
"...receives about 2% of its annual budget from federal funds"

That's all? Cut them off then- ANYONE can absorb a 2% hit

Wait... they wouldn't be LYING about that, would they?

5 posted on 09/13/2013 2:15:40 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Steely Tom
“NPR’s gleaming new headquarters building in the shadow of the Capitol in Washington has soaring ceilings, a “wellness” center, an employee gym and a gourmet cafe staffed by a resident chef.

This, as it turns out, could be a political problem.

NPR showed off the 400,000-square-foot complex, which has been open since April....”

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-06-21/lifestyle/40112201_1_new-building-old-building-old-headquarters

6 posted on 09/13/2013 2:16:21 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: dynoman
Liberal Democrat Communist is a double redundancy.
7 posted on 09/13/2013 2:17:42 PM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: mojito
Downsizing the propaganda arm of the government?? Thats unheard of.
8 posted on 09/13/2013 2:17:45 PM PDT by Farnsworth ("The people have always some champion whom they set over them and nurse into greatness...This and no)
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To: mojito

Unless you’re a communist, they could cut 95% and nobody would notice, or care.


9 posted on 09/13/2013 2:19:33 PM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: mojito

I’ll miss Prairie Home Companion.


10 posted on 09/13/2013 2:19:58 PM PDT by brivette
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To: mojito

Rush Limbaugh gets about 14 million listeners per week. I’m pretty sure his staff size is nowhere near 875.


11 posted on 09/13/2013 2:20:45 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: mojito

“PR, based in Washington DC, receives about 2% of its annual budget from federal funds...”

Been seeing their numbers for years but every time the percentage goes down, they squawk more on how much they need it. Something doesn’t match up. Every time we want to defund NPR/PBS, the left goes as ballistic if we were proposing to put shards of broken glass in the nation’s KY Jelly supply.


12 posted on 09/13/2013 2:21:21 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: dynoman

The whole NPR IS a redundancy.


13 posted on 09/13/2013 2:22:15 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: mojito

Around here almost every car owned by a liberal has a license plate frame advertising the local PBS station, a bumper sticker with the “=” sign, an old 0bama-Biden bumper sticker, and a “Ready for Hillary 2016” bumper sticker. Sometimes I wish I were a seagull so that I could crap all over them.


14 posted on 09/13/2013 2:25:35 PM PDT by forgotten man
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To: Henry Hnyellar
Rush Limbaugh gets about 14 million listeners per week. I’m pretty sure his staff size is nowhere near 875.

The place I live - exurban Upstate New York - is covered by three or four separate NPR stations.

Of course, that was last time I checked... which was about ten years ago.

15 posted on 09/13/2013 2:27:28 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: mojito
the irony is that NPR now has less left wing bias than the commercial networks (excl fox)

NPR covered stories this year that that were only later covered or ignored by CBSNBCABCCNN e.g. Delbert Belton murder

16 posted on 09/13/2013 2:27:47 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (1990 Budget Agreement: learn from other's mistakes)
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To: mojito

Can we pick the losers?
I pick Nina Totenberg.
She worn out 3 pairs of knee pads during Slick’s reign.


17 posted on 09/13/2013 2:29:50 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

When Republicans cut all subsidies to NPR/PBS only then will I begin to take them seriously. Its a small matter in the overall scheme of things, but its very symbolic to me.

No more taxpayer money for the liberal propaganda machine!


18 posted on 09/13/2013 2:32:06 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: mojito

Can they shed 10% of their condescending accents when they are on the air?


19 posted on 09/13/2013 2:34:54 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: brivette

UGHHHH_!

Garrison Keillor- biggest Liberal loser(masquerading
as a simple guy from fictional lake wobegone)

Truth is - he hates Minnesota - except- Ta DA- NPR
and the Demonrats that pay his overpriced salary.

Tried to Move to NEW York- and even those Democrats
hated Him!- moved back here with an even worse
temper tantrum filled blog- (he publishes op-ed for
the various newspapers- guess what? another- I hate
the GOP/TEAPARTY/White Conservative’s everywhere)


20 posted on 09/13/2013 2:35:43 PM PDT by mj1234
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To: Farnsworth

The mainstream media will simply pick up the propaganda slack.


21 posted on 09/13/2013 2:37:11 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: mojito

Hopefully they will get a free tote and a coffee mug on the way out...paid for with a generous grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

And from forced contributions from non-viewers like us....Thank you.


22 posted on 09/13/2013 2:38:29 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: mojito
And yet they can pay their fired CEO a half million dollar severance.

I'm having Schadenfreude for all of them....

23 posted on 09/13/2013 2:41:06 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Don't twerk me, Bro!)
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To: mojito

Hey this is great, they ought to be celebrating the continuing destruction of capitalism.


24 posted on 09/13/2013 2:42:30 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mojito

As I recall NPR costs something like 6 or 7 times the amount of money to operate than Fox news, ABC news, CBS news, etc etc. It’s just a corrupt purveyor of anti-freedom lies.


25 posted on 09/13/2013 2:43:48 PM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: dynoman
What are “voluntary redundancies”??

My guess is that they would ask people to take a severance package and leave; or, to take retirement early. But, that is just a guess.

26 posted on 09/13/2013 2:47:35 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Seruzawa

As I recall NPR costs something like 6 or 7 times the amount of money to operate than Fox news, ABC news, CBS news, etc etc. It’s just a corrupt purveyor of anti-freedom lies.

That is a good thing in a way can you imagine the harm if they were using all their money as efficiently as FOX or the Blaze????


27 posted on 09/13/2013 2:47:57 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Mr. K

How much of “licence fees from local affiliates” are government funded? Grants to local stations to pay for NPR?


28 posted on 09/13/2013 2:48:38 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: mojito

NPR?...Ha! Ha!...Good to have more unemployed socialists!


29 posted on 09/13/2013 2:50:14 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: mojito

Good! Start the cuts by axing the leftist political propaganda.


30 posted on 09/13/2013 2:56:16 PM PDT by South40
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To: Farnsworth

The mainstream media will simply pick up the propaganda slack.


31 posted on 09/13/2013 2:57:36 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Henry Hnyellar
Rush Limbaugh gets about 14 million listeners per week. I’m pretty sure his staff size is nowhere near 875.

You don't need a staff of almost 1,000 when you present facts. DUmmies need that many to cover up their lies.

32 posted on 09/13/2013 3:11:41 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: mojito

They get 50% of their funding from our tax money. They’d be out of business without it.


33 posted on 09/13/2013 3:23:43 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: PoloSec

How about 100 percent?


34 posted on 09/13/2013 3:41:48 PM PDT by heye2monn
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To: dynoman
“Redundancies” in a nutshell is a British term for layoffs, buyouts and early retirements.
35 posted on 09/13/2013 3:57:23 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: mojito

I’d like to see them shed their existence.


36 posted on 09/13/2013 4:02:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: mojito

975 stations? Most of them are on college campuses.


37 posted on 09/13/2013 4:04:41 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Reverend Wright
he irony is that NPR now has less left wing bias than the commercial networks (excl fox)

NPR covered stories this year that that were only later covered or ignored by CBSNBCABCCNN e.g. Delbert Belton murder.

Also the pipeline of jihadis from Minneapolis to Somalia.

38 posted on 09/13/2013 4:06:52 PM PDT by untenured
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To: mojito
You can't listen to any program longer than an hour there without hearing something about gays.

Maybe the homo left needs to pony up some more chump change to back their mouthpiece.

39 posted on 09/13/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk ("All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.")
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To: mojito

NPR is like a stick in the eye!


40 posted on 09/13/2013 4:16:59 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: brivette

Why? Keller isn’t funny. He make a living **mocking** the very Americans who make this country great.


41 posted on 09/13/2013 4:19:04 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: GraceG

Yes! The affected accents! Who in anyone’s life talks like **that**!?

Do they go to NPR talking school to get that, oh so, special whiny sound?


42 posted on 09/13/2013 4:23:24 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Steely Tom

Same here! Our area has multiple NPR stations.


43 posted on 09/13/2013 4:25:18 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Dan(9698); dynoman; Sir Napsalot

NPR - National Psocialist Radio


44 posted on 09/13/2013 5:17:43 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Buck Off, Bronco Bama)
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To: forgotten man

What!? No “coexist” stickers? The libs in my ares love those damn things.


45 posted on 09/13/2013 6:02:59 PM PDT by matt04
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To: mojito

46 posted on 09/13/2013 6:04:09 PM PDT by matt04
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To: mojito

That’s a shame....


47 posted on 09/13/2013 9:33:53 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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Fox could help NPR by giving back Juan Williams.


48 posted on 09/14/2013 8:45:59 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: mojito

Awwwwwww, it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch.


49 posted on 09/14/2013 11:23:33 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: Mr. K

They would Never Lie. /sarc


50 posted on 09/14/2013 11:25:11 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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