Congressional hearings to begin on defunding NPR: Why public radio is still worth saving

Certainly, as a former host of “All Things Considered,”  I have my issues with NPR.

I have no doubts that the big monolith near D.C.’s Chinatown could survive on the  Kroc money it got, along with an advertising model used by commercial networks. But the small member stations that truly define public radio is another story.

Radio the way they do it is really more  like a public utility. And that’s still worth a share of our taxpayer dollars.

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