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Sat Sep 14, 2013, 04:23 AM

NPR cuts 10 % of staff, names Haaga acting CEO

Source: USA Today

NPR on Friday said it plans to cut 10% of tits staff through voluntary buyouts and announced it has named board member Paul G. Haaga as acting CEO..

Haaga, 64, will replace Gary Knell, who announced last month his plans to step down to become CEO of the National Geographic Society. Haaga will assume the new role on Sept. 30.

Haaga has been on the board of the media organization since 2011, most recently as its vice chair and chair of the finance committee.

NPR said the buyout plan, which will be applied "broadly across the organization," was needed to eliminate a deficit and lower expenses. NPR has about 840 employees.

Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2013/09/13/npr-acting-ceo/2810473/



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Reply NPR cuts 10 % of staff, names Haaga acting CEO (Original post)
silvershadow Sep 2013 OP
Skittles Sep 2013 #1
valerief Sep 2013 #8
Jackpine Radical Sep 2013 #12
OrwellwasRight Sep 2013 #15
Agschmid Sep 2013 #17
jsr Sep 2013 #23
pauliedangerously Sep 2013 #25
Botany Sep 2013 #2
BumRushDaShow Sep 2013 #3
zeemike Sep 2013 #4
Botany Sep 2013 #5
PassingFair Sep 2013 #6
LovingA2andMI Sep 2013 #19
mopinko Sep 2013 #11
Kolesar Sep 2013 #21
mopinko Sep 2013 #24
valerief Sep 2013 #9
Wilms Sep 2013 #7
OrwellwasRight Sep 2013 #16
adirondacker Sep 2013 #10
Hissyspit Sep 2013 #13
adirondacker Sep 2013 #14
Kablooie Sep 2013 #18
Kolesar Sep 2013 #22
factsarenotfair Sep 2013 #26
gopiscrap Sep 2013 #20
Orsino Nov 2013 #28
Pterodactyl Nov 2013 #27

Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 05:10 AM

1. surely they will correct "tits staff"

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 10:18 AM

8. I guess only women will be cut. nt

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 12:07 PM

12. I was wondering why a RADIO network needed a tits staff.

Sounds more like Fox News.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #12)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 02:36 PM

15. LMAO!

Good one.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 03:38 PM

17. Ummm oh my gosh....

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:04 AM

23. Typo is still there.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 12:10 PM

25. They haven't changed it yet...ntib

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 05:34 AM

2. What a bunch of boobs

"NPR on Friday said it plans to cut 10% of tits staff ..... "

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Response to Botany (Reply #2)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 08:04 AM

3. As illustrated here and across the media, copy editors/proof readers are always first to go. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 08:06 AM

4. And the new CEO is a Wall Streeter.

That should insure NPR does not get out of line.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 08:43 AM

5. NPR is a shell of what it used to be.

Anybody who can't see the republican and corporate influence over it now is blind.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 08:50 AM

6. I listen to MUSIC now...

In the Detroit area, there is nothing left.
We have no progressive radio, and, as you point out,
NPR is UNlistenable.

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Response to PassingFair (Reply #6)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 06:55 PM

19. We have Alternative Media Political Radio

In the Michigan area but if you're looking for "we always agree with President Obama radio, even when he's wrong" you might not want to listen to our podcast.

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Response to Botany (Reply #5)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 10:54 AM

11. my local station is still great- wbez

the network, tho, is fingernails on a chalk board with all their tilted language.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #11)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:00 AM

21. The chair of NPR runs Cleveland's very excellent station--WCPN

I cannot read WBEZ without hearing the charming diction of Ira Glass.
"This week on This American Life...pause...Use Only as Directed...

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Response to Kolesar (Reply #21)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 12:00 PM

24. it's a great show.

too bad we haven't syndicated more show. just the amusing ones. not the news ones.
worldview, the noon news show is a most excellent world news show and has been for many, many years.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #4)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 10:18 AM

9. It'll get more Foxified than it already is. nt

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 09:09 AM

7. Pacifica Radio

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Response to Wilms (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 02:38 PM

16. Unfortunately,

Pacifica is also hitting hard times. They laid off a bunch of staff too recently.


http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2013/08/wbai_pacifica_r.php

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 10:27 AM

10. 840 employees? You'd think our government, the richest on the planet, could support that in it's

entirety without the "help" of corporate donors. National PUBLIC WTF?

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Response to adirondacker (Reply #10)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 12:33 PM

13. They can.

This is just continuation of the right-wing plan to destroy NPR.

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Response to Hissyspit (Reply #13)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 12:50 PM

14. Yes, I'm afraid you're correct. Public disinformation seems to be on a roll these days.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 06:22 PM

18. A little more on Haaga

Paul Haaga Jr., who is a member of NPR's board and former chairman of the Los Angeles based investment firm Capital Research and Management Co., will replace Gary Nell as interim CEO. Nell is leaving his role at NPR to be CEO of National Geographic, KPCC (89.3) reported.

Haaga led funding for a recent gallery project at Descanso Gardens, donating a $2.1 million gift with his wife Heather Sturt Haaga to help build the Sturt Haaga Gallery.

The registered Republican is active in philanthropy in Southern California, working as a Huntington Library trustee and president of the Los Angeles County Museum of National History's board of trustees.

http://www.lacanadaonline.com/news/tsn-vsl-national-public-radio-names-la-canada-resident-ceo-announces-staff-cuts-20130913,0,3472910.story

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 10:02 AM

22. Good thing he is temporary...eom

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Response to Kablooie (Reply #18)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 12:31 PM

26. When I see the words "philanthropy" and "Republican" in the same sentence,

it makes me want to scream and then weep.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Sep 14, 2013, 10:50 PM

20. Wouldn't more public funding help

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #20)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 07:34 PM

28. Of course it would.

That's precisely why public funding has been cut.

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Response to silvershadow (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 12:28 PM

27. Man, this economy sucks.

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