The man who succeeded Carl Kasell as the voice of NPR’s top-of-the-hour morning newscast is coming to Wilmington. 

Paul Brown is still crafting stories. 


Robert Siegel, Senior Host of NPR’s All Things Considered, starts his day with what he regards as indispensable daily reads:  The New York Times and The Washington Post. 

NPR has announced that President and CEO Gary Knell, who has been in that office for less than two years, will be leaving this fall to become CEO of the National Geographic Society. WHQR covered this story yesterday. But what will it mean for stations, and for listeners?

Gary Knell, the new President of NPR, was a guest on the Diane Rehm Show on Thursday, June 7th to discuss the future of NPR, including financing, competition for audience and changing technology. Knell answered questions from Diane and took listener calls. You can listen to the show or read a transcript. From their website:

Listener Nick wrote: "There are many programs that I enjoy, but NPR's coverage leaves much to be desired. They are biased, [and] lack objectivity, and journalistic integrity.

Susan Smith Sims wrote:

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