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November 4, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
With just a year to go until the next presidential election, public broadcasters around the country have teamed up this week for a series of special reports under the heading, "Whose Democracy Is It?" National Public Radio, Public Radio International, the Canadian Broadcasting Service and the BBC World Service are among the networks collaborating on the project, along with individual stations from Washington, D.C., to Pasadena.
July 25, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
It's a tense moment in National Public Radio's Culver City studios as the staff of "Day to Day" attempts to work through the endless challenges of producing a major new show. NPR veteran J.J. Sutherland is guiding his crew through the details of completing one of the final dry runs for the first weekday news magazine NPR has launched since "Morning Edition" was created 24 years ago.
May 10, 2003 | Steve Carney, Special to The Times
Singer-songwriter Aimee Mann and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter are among the guests discussing cuts nationwide in mental-health funding on a special edition Sunday of "The Infinite Mind," public radio's weekly program on mental health. The show, which will air from 10 to 11 p.m. on KPCC-FM (89.3), is dubbed "State of Mind: America 2003" and is the program's second annual review on the status of mental health in the United States. This year, host Dr.
May 5, 2003
Re "Media Monopolies Have Muzzled Dissent," Commentary, May 1: Ian Masters is representative of why I don't like to listen to, read or watch "progressives." A little cheese with your whine, Mr. Masters? How did Masters get his commentary published if the conservatives have hijacked the media? And has he missed the progressives on Fox News? I sure wouldn't call Mara Liasson, Juan Williams, Alan Colmes, et al, conservatives. ABC, CBS, NBC, National Public Radio and even KPFK-FM are still out there and putting forth their spin on events.
March 2, 2003
As one who finds Linda Gradstein's reporting on National Public Radio to be extremely biased against Israel, I was surprised that your article on her reporting ("Caught in the Middle," Feb. 23) pictured her as evenhanded. From my perspective, her reports usually feature Palestinian victims of the intifada speaking for themselves in anguished tones, while Israeli victims are much less likely to be given air time. If one wants to hear a variety of Palestinian leaders spew forth anti-Israeli invective, Gradstein's reports are the only nationwide broadcast in which they are heard so regularly.
January 13, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A private foundation is giving $14 million to National Public Radio, $10 million of which will support news and public affairs programs at the network's 714 stations. The other $4 million from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation of Chicago will go to an endowment for NPR's long-term financial stability and innovations. The foundation is best known for no-strings-attached awards given to scholars and artists.
Like so many other fans of National Public Radio's afternoon newsmagazine, Michele Norris has sat in her driveway, transfixed by a story on "All Things Considered," unable to shut off the car until the report is over. Come Dec. 9, she'll be the one on the other end of the radio. Norris was named co-host of "All Things Considered" this week, joining NPR correspondent Melissa Block.
For the first time since 1989, National Public Radio on Monday named a new co-host for its afternoon newsmagazine, "All Things Considered." Melissa Block, NPR's New York correspondent, will leave behind her coverage of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, feature stories about baseball umpires and performance artists, and also end her maternity leave to join Robert Siegel on the program in February. "It's a thrill.
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