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NPR ‘Car Talk’ Duo Retiring; Reruns to Continue

June 8, 2012 in WDAZ

NNEW YORK (AP) The comic mechanics on NPR’s “Car Talk” are pulling in to the garage.

Brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their joke-filled auto advice show at the end of September, 25 years after “Car Talk” began in Boston. Continue Reading

Gov.: No useful data in NPR report on Indian children

January 17, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Dennis Daugaard said he didn’t gain any useful information from a controversial 2011 public radio series on American Indian foster children in South Dakota. Continue Reading

NPR airs series unfavorable to S. Dakota foster care

October 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota’s Department of Social Services is likely out of compliance with federal law when it comes to placing American Indian children into foster care, according to a three-part series that aired on National Public Radio this week.

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House votes to cut off federal funds for NPR

March 17, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The House on Thursday voted to end federal funding to National Public Radio. Republican supporters said it made good fiscal sense, and Democratic opponents called it an ideological attack that would deprive local stations of access to programs such as “Car Talk” and “All Things Considered.” Continue Reading

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NPR Chief Executive Quits Over Hidden Camera Video

March 9, 2011 in WDAZ

NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned Wednesday under pressure, a day after an undercover video showed one of her executives on a hidden camera calling the tea party racist and saying the news organization would be better off without taxpayer money. Continue Reading

White House: NPR should receive taxpayer support

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

White House spokesman Jay Carney said today that both Democratic and Republican presidents have supported such funding in the past and that there remains a need to support public broadcasting. Continue Reading

NPR chief executive quits after hidden camera video

March 9, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

NPR’s president and CEO resigned today in an effort to limit the damage from hidden camera footage of a fellow executive deriding the tea party movement as “seriously racist.” Conservatives called the video proof that the network is biased and undeserving of federal funds. Continue Reading

NPR chief executive quits over hidden camera video

March 9, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WASHINGTON NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller resigned Wednesday in the wake of comments by a fellow executive that angered conservatives and renewed calls to end federal funding for public broadcasting. Continue Reading

NPR executive slams tea party on hidden camera

March 8, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The latest round of conservative attacks on public broadcasting got fresh ammunition with the release of a hidden-camera video of an NPR executive calling the tea party racist and saying the network would be better off without federal money anyway. Continue Reading

Dropped from NPR, Juan Williams assumes larger role at Fox

October 23, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald

As listeners and angry citizens complained to NPR and public radio stations across the country over the firing of Juan Williams, the news analyst kept up his own criticism of his former employer as he began a bigger role with Fox News Channel.
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