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Alex Beam

Public Radio seeks a breath of fresh air

By Alex Beam
Globe Columnist / March 19, 2007

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Like newspapers and television news, public radio has a graying audience. "We have learned in focus groups with younger listeners that they are interested in many of the topics that NPR covers, but often find the programming boring or staid," a perhaps too candid confidential NPR document states. This same NPR memo calls the network "a national institution of weight, ... (Full article: 646 words)

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