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11:53 am
Fri December 20, 2013

NPR Says Goodbye To 90 Staff Members

Originally published on Sat December 21, 2013 1:46 pm

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AUDIE CORNISH, HOST:

Here at NPR, today has been a day of toasts, rousing ovations, tears and even a conga line because, well, that's how we roll.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

As the year ends, we're saying goodbye to many people who work here. NPR has been running a deficit and about 90 people said yes to a voluntary buy-out.

CORNISH: Those leaving include many voices you've heard on the radio, reporters and newscasters, also talented and fearless producers and editors.

BLOCK: Librarians who've checked our facts, researched our stories, and kept us honest.

CORNISH: They're folks who make sure our broadcasts get to your public radio station, who work on our website, who pay our bills and have our backs, legally, and many, many more.

BLOCK: The institutional memory that's walking out the door is really impossible to fathom. It sounds like a cliche, but it's true. NPR is a family and our family is getting immeasurably smaller today.

CORNISH: To all who are leaving, we wish you the best. You will all be missed. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.