Gary Knell http://wesa.fm en The Voices of Public Radio: Conversations With Your Favorite Hosts & Contributors http://wesa.fm/post/voices-public-radio-conversations-your-favorite-hosts-contributors <p>Ask any public radio listener and chances are they have a favorite program they listen to on a daily or weekly basis.</p><p>Essential Pittsburgh has been fortunate to talk with hosts of, and contributors to, some of your favorite public radio programs. Fri, 11 Oct 2013 02:16:06 +0000 Katie Blackley 17975 at http://wesa.fm The Voices of Public Radio: Conversations With Your Favorite Hosts & Contributors A Conversation with NPR President Gary Knell http://wesa.fm/post/conversation-npr-president-gary-knell <p></p><p><a href="http://www.npr.org/people/140995003/gary-knell">Gary Knell</a> is the President and CEO of <a href="http://www.npr.org/">NPR</a> which remains unique among news organizations. While a number of large media outfits have shuttered their foreign bureaus NPR has reporters throughout the world. However, public radio is also at a crossroads as some of its long time shows like <em>Talk of the Nation</em> comes to an end and <a href="http://www.cartalk.com/"><em>Car Talk </em></a>no longer produces new shows.</p><p>What will the future of NPR look like and can it stay relevant in the changing media landscape? Also, how is NPR cultivating new talent to reflect and appeal to a new generation of public radio listeners? Mr. Knell is in Pittsburgh to speak at the <a href="http://www.pittsburghartscouncil.org/2013-americans-for-the-arts-convention">Americans for the Arts</a> convention.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:01:30 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11403 at http://wesa.fm A Conversation with NPR President Gary Knell