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NPR offering buyouts to cut staff by 10 percent

September 13, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — National Public Radio says it’s offering across-the-board buyouts in hopes of cutting its staff by 10 percent.

The buyouts, which are to be offered across the entire organization, were approved by NPR’s board of directors as a way to eliminate a projected operating deficit of $6.1 million.

NPR distributes news, information and music programming to 975 public radio stations, reaching 27 million listeners a week.

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