1. Cutbacks

    NPR Offers Buyout to Employees

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 17:  The House of Representatives voted 228-192 to ban local public radio stations from using federal funds to pay for National Public Radio, effectively cutting off 40-percent of NPR's revenue, March 17, 2011 in Washington, DC. The legislation now moves to the Democrat-controlled Senate where it is unlikely to pass.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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    Are Science Fridays doomed? NPR announced Friday that in an effort to decrease staff by 10 percent, the company is offering buyouts. The scheme aims to eliminate the radio outlet's $6.1 million deficit. The company also announced that Paul Hagga, a current board member, will take over as temporary president and CEO until a permanent candidate is found, starting September 30. Okay, NPR. Just don't take away our Radiolab.

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