We recently learned of World of Opera host Lisa Simeone’s participation in an Occupy DC group. World of Opera is produced by WDAV, a music and arts station based in Davidson, North Carolina. The program is distributed by NPR. Lisa is not an employee of NPR or of WDAV; she is a freelancer with the station.
We’re in conversations with WDAV about how they intend to handle this. We of course take this issue very seriously.
Official statement from NPR regarding Lisa Simeone’s participation in the Occupy protests.
It’s pledge week, so of course NPR has to make a ridiculous PR gaffe