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Your Black Life: NPR Cancels Sole Black Program

December 13, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

It seems that as time changes, nothing seems to ever change as it relates to African American issues in our society.  Growing up in the 1950s I often heard the refrain, that blacks were the last hired and the first fired.

That trend continues as National Public Radio, a liberal news organization, has just announced they are discontinuing the Program, “News & Notes, hosted by veteran broadcast and digital media journalist Farai Chideya.  NPR cites the fact that the program received low ratings and did not attract the funding necessary from national sponsors. [...]

In addition the News & Notes, the station also eliminated the program “Day to Day”.

“News & Notes” was a one-hour daily program and was produced at the NPR West studios in Culver City, CA. A roster of respected experts contributed regular segments on a wide range of subjects, with input from the program’s audience [...]

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