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NPR In The News: 40 Years And Counting Edition

You may have heard NPR and its afternoon newsmagazine All Things Considered celebrated a 40th birthday this week. Marking the occasion, several op-ed pieces ran in coordination with our big 4-0.

In the Chicago Tribune, Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon shared his thoughts on why NPR really matters.

Howard Wollner, retired senior vice president of Starbucks Coffee Company who now serves as a trustee on the NPR Foundation Board and on other nonprofit boards, offered his insight on the debate over funding for NPR Member stations in The Seattle Times.

The LA Times ran a piece on NPR's "midlife moment."

Also, a few outlets let everyone know how to enjoy the festivities with us:

Jim Romenesko at Poynter shared details in his popular media blog.

Local arts and entertainment blog DCist told everyone to be sure and have a popsicle with us that afternoon.

The Washington Spokesman-Review reported that U.S. Senator Jim Risch noted our birthday to crowd a Spokane event, saying "You can't get into a cab anywhere in town without listening to public radio."

If you want to see how everyone helped us celebrate on Twitter, check out the hash tag #happybdayNPR

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