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At NPR, an army of temps resents a workplace full of anxiety and insecurity

For decades, the public broadcaster has relied on a cadre of temporary journalists to produce its hourly newscasts and popular news programs. Without temporary workers – who are subject to …


‘Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!’ celebrates 20 years

NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” officially celebrated its 20th anniversary last month, a milestone that was marked with an intellectual, refined evening befitting public radio … oh, who’s …


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018

Newscaster Carl Kasell of NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ dies at 84

Newscaster Carl Kasell, a signature voice of NPR who brought his gravitas to “Morning Edition” and later his wit to “Wait, Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” has died. He was …


Keillor: Relationship with accuser simply ‘romantic writing’

Garrison Keillor described several sexually suggestive emails he exchanged with a former researcher who accused him of sexual misconduct as “romantic writing” that never resulted in a physical relationship, and …


Report: MPR exec says ‘multiple allegations’ against Keillor

The president of Minnesota Public Radio has told employees the decision to cut business ties with former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor resulted from “multiple allegations” that covered …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 16, 2017

NPR changes leadership as harassment issues linger

National Public Radio elected new leadership on its board of directors on Thursday as the organizations deals with sex harassment issues that led to its top news executive recently being …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 31, 2017

NPR chief placed on leave after sex harassment accusations

The chief editor at National Public Radio, Michael Oreskes, was placed on leave Tuesday after a published report that he abruptly kissed two women who were seeking jobs while he …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017

NPR’s Tom Ashbrook reschedules Spokane show for Sept. 22

Tom Ashbrook, host of NPR’s “On Point,” has postponed his visit to Spokane until Sept. 22. Ashbrook will undergo surgery to repair an artery in May and will be unable …


NPR’s Robert Siegel set to leave ‘All Things Considered’

“But, looking ahead to my 70s (which start all too soon) I feel that it is time for me to begin a new phase of life,” Siegel said. “Over the …


Obama: No huge change anticipated from EU exit

President Barack Obama talks about Britain’s pending exit from the European Union.


Witness in ‘Serial’ murder case, now living in Spokane, writes memoir

Asia McClain Chapman didn’t know what a podcast was when friends began contacting her at her home in Spokane nearly two years ago. Now, the star alibi witness has written …


Garrison Keillor suffers brain seizure, but show goes on

“Prairie Home Companion” radio show host Garrison Keillor says he has suffered a brain seizure but that this week’s show apparently will go on.


Freddie Mac bets against American homeowners

Freddie Mac, the taxpayer-owned mortgage giant, has placed multibillion-dollar bets that payoff if homeowners stay trapped in expensive mortgages with interest rates well above current rates.


Women to celebrate resilience

One of the best-known programs at the YWCA of Spokane is Our Sister’s Closet, where low-income women find clothes suitable for job interviews, work or workplace training. YWCA staffers can …