Tag Archives: NPR

Garrison Keillor Fired Over “Inappropriate Behavior”

The Associated Press reports: Garrison Keillor, the former host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says he’s been fired by Minnesota Public Radio over allegations of improper behavior. Keillor told The Associated Press of his firing in an email. In a follow-up statement, he says he was fired over “a story that I think is more interesting and more complicated than …

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POLL: Majority Of Whites Say Anti-White Discrimination Exists (But Most Say It’s Never Happened To Them)

NPR reports: A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. More than half of whites — 55 percent — surveyed say that, generally speaking, they believe there is discrimination against white people in America …

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Enraged Trump Supporters Scream “Bias” After NPR Tweets Out The Entire Declaration Of Independence

Gizmodo reports: NPR tweeted the entire Declaration of Independence in 140-character chunks yesterday to celebrate Independence Day. But more than a few people thought that the tweets were a political stance against Donald Trump. Seriously. NPR has been reading the Declaration of Independence on air in a tradition that dates back 29 years. And in fairness, the Declaration of Independence …

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Huckabee Begs Trump Not To Gut The Arts

In an op-ed for the Washington Post, Mike Huckabee manages to simultaneously defend the arts and heap insults on artists. He writes: Donald Trump wasn’t my first choice for president. I was. But he was my second choice, and I’m proud that I supported him. In tackling the federal budget, he faces a debt that has doubled to $20 trillion in …

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Proposed Trump Budget: Massive Cuts For The Arts, Scientific Research, Programs For The Poor [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Thursday will unveil a budget plan that calls for a sharp increase in military spending and stark cuts across much of the rest of the government including the elimination of dozens of long-standing federal programs that assist the poor, fund scientific research and aid America’s allies abroad. Trump’s first budget proposal, which he …

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Journalist Gwen Ifill Dies Of Cancer At Age 61

NPR reports: Gwen Ifill, one of the most prominent African-American journalists in the country, has died, multiple sources tell NPR. She was 61. Ifill, the host of PBS NewsHour and Washington Week, was a veteran Washington journalist who covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008. Ifill was also the best-selling author of The …

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PWR BTTM Perform For NPR’s Tiny Desk Series [VIDEO]

Yesterday PWR BTTM, who I first mentioned here back in September, performed for NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series. I like these guys. Clip recap: It took only a few power chords, a sprinkle of glitter and the occasional jokey line — “We can do our makeup in the parking lot / We can get so famous that I might get …

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Garrison Keillor Cracks Gay Joke

“Well Jim and John had to share a room one night in a hotel. Jim said ‘I snore so bad I doubt you’ll sleep that well.’ And John kissed him on the cheek. He said ‘Sweetheart, it’s alright.’ Jim went and sat in a chair and he stayed awake all night.” – Garrison Keillor, in a song he performed this …

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Pew Ranks “Trusted” News Outlets

From the Pew Research report: Those with consistently conservative political values are oriented around a single outlet—Fox News—to a much greater degree than those in any other ideological group: Nearly half (47%) of those who are consistently conservative name Fox News as their main source for government and political news. Far fewer choose any other single source: Local radio ranks …

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SAGE Partners With NPR’s Storycorps

Via press release: SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders) and the renowned oral history organization, StoryCorps, are proud to announce a new partnership that will help identify stories from LGBT older people around the country for StoryCorps’ “OutLoud” initiative, which is dedicated to recording, preserving, and sharing LGBTQ stories from across America. StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission …

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Scott Lively Speaks To NPR

Hate group leader Scott Lively appeared on NPR yesterday to defend his campaign against LGBT people around the world. An excerpt: MARTIN: Well, you know, this law, though, has been denounced by the United Nations, by U.S. officials, including the Secretary of State and the president. A number of European nations have said that they’re suspending aid to the country …

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Interviewed By NPR New Hampshire

This morning I was interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio’s Word Of Mouth show about yesterday’s comments by Pope Francis.  Listen here.  Towards the end, we also touched on the Russian vodka boycott. The show airs at 2:00PM Eastern today.

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AFA Boycotts Schweddy Balls

The American Family Association is calling for a national boycott of Ben & Jerry’s because of their latest flavor, Schweddy Balls. They’ve also sent the ice cream maker a letter demanding a halt to the flavor’s distribution. From an AFA press release: Ben & Jerry’s announced their newest ice cream flavor which sounds anything but appealing. Schweddy Balls is the …

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