National Public Radio, Inc.
Rating: 4 stars 2 reviews
Issues: Arts & Culture
Location: 635 Massachusetts Ave Nw Washington DC 20001 USA
Programs: Public radio’s most listened-to program seeks to take listeners around the country and the world with multi-faceted stories and commentaries that inform, challenge, and occasionally amuse. The two-hour program is now in its third decade. It is fed to stations across a 7 hour period and is updated constantly to keep the news timely and fresh. Hosted by Steve Inskeep in Washington, D.C., and Renée Montagne from NPR West in Culver City, California.
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NPR produces great programs, but frankly their salaries, not just for corporate officers but also for their news anchors, is out-of-line. I don't see why this, or any organization, needs to be paying so many people to "join the 1%". I'm not sure why any non-profit needs to be paying staff more than the Chief Justice of the United States (a salary I've seen used as a point of comparison for compensation, particularly for non-profits.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_federal_judge#Tenure_and_salary
I used to be an active NPR supporter, until I found about their salary structure.
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I love NPR news and I just wanted to note that I readily found the audited financial statements (for year ending 9/30/10) at the NPR website on 5/23/11. So the accountability page is inaccurate with this respect. In fact, there were separate financial statements for the related foundation.
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I listen to NPR news on my local public broadcasting network daily.
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