Tensions mounting over NPR budget woes

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When KCRW’s Ruth Seymour responded to Susan Stamberg’s proposal to raise money for NPR by mounting a national pledge drive, she reminded the longtime NPR host that the recession is affecting local stations too: “We have our own programs to consider, our staffs to protect, and local communities to answer to,” she wrote in a March 31 email that accompanies this Wall Street Journal story on how NPR’s budget woes have exacerbated tensions with local stations.