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Who's The Boss? NPR Or Member Stations?

Apr 25, 2019

There is some real tension between National Public Radio and its member stations. WAMC pays a great deal of money, collected from you, our members, for NPR programming and services – around $800,000 a year. In other words, by the time it’s all done, the proceeds of nearly one whole fund drive are used to pay NPR for what amounts to two programs -- Morning Edition and All Things Considered

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With sequestration now in operation across the country, many facets of federal spending are being curtailed. WAMC’s Alan Chartock caught up with Michael Riksen, Vice President of Policy and Representation at National Public Radio, to discuss the threat to public broadcasting.