Last week, NCPR’s airwaves were filled with bleak dispatches from our troubled world, with another mass shooting in Oregon, continued violence in Syria, and America’s political culture twisting itself into tighter and tighter knots.
But as we gear up for our fall membership drive, I want to celebrate a part of what NCPR does every single morning that a lot of news organizations fumble: We tell the good stories.
You’ll hear a lot of arguments during our drive about why you should give a little bit of your hard-earned money to support this public radio station. I’m convinced that this is as sound a reason as any. After all, in these days when ambulance chasers, sensation-mongers and doom-peddlers are a dime a dozen, it’s a good news story in its own right that NCPR is different.