Girl’s screams on NPR piece prompt listener objections

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NPR ombudsman Alicia C. Shepard writes in her latest column, “What makes NPR’s storytelling so powerful and compelling is the adroit use of sound.” However, those sounds can sometimes be quite disturbing. Shepard reports that several listeners “strongly objected” to an April 7 Morning Edition story that used the screams of a Pakistani girl being flogged by a Taliban commander.