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Gettin' Our 'A' Block On

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Gettin' Our 'A' Block On

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Gettin' Our 'A' Block On

We tried something a little different in the "A Block" of our show today. The "A Block" is what we call the first 16 minutes of the audio broadcast — it includes our open, the lead story, the newscast and a topical, talkable news interview.

Well, we blew that up today. There was no featured lead, no segmented newscast and no news interview. Instead, it was a mix of news from the morning and the weekend told with soundbites and excerpts from stories culled from the NPR newsroom.

I'm going to talk more about why we decided to do what we did tomorrow on the show, but before I do I want to know: what did you think?

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Gettin' Our 'A' Block On

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