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NPR Celebrates 40th Anniversary

During his visit to Huckleberries Central on Friday, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch mentions that he listens to National Public Radio, as do most of the cabbies in Washington, D.C. “You can't get into a cab anywhere in town without listening to public radio,” the senator told Huckleberries. Risch's favorite program? “A Prairie Home Companion.” Risch says he enjoys Garrison Keillor's weekend radio show that's centered on the fictional town of Lake Woebegon, Minn. However, he said he isn't an admirer of the host's personal leftist politics. Why am I telling you all this today? National Public Radio celebrated its 40th anniversary Monday. It's first broadcast, “All Things Considered,” aired on May 2, 1971. You can read more about that here.

Question: NPR wants to know which public radio personality would you most want to eat cake with?


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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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