Mudcat Café message #2886941 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23432   Message #2886941
Posted By: mousethief
15-Apr-10 - 12:23 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Talking NPR Blues (Utah Phillips)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Talking NPR Blues (Utah Phillips)
This doesn't sound anything like my local NPR station, KPLU (Tacoma/Seattle). There's a little business news but most of it is regular news about what's going on in the world, and the long-format news stories that they do so well and that nobody else does.

I wonder what is meant by NPR "going mainstream". What's mainstream? And opposed to what? When did this horrible change take place? I've been listening to NPR for 20+ years and haven't noticed a great tidal wave of change in their news coverage. What have I been missing?