Bhutan-I know that Terry Gross on NPR has an entertainment show called NPR Fresh Air in which she interviews celebrities on her show.
I usually prefer to watch other programs on talk radio instead of listening to NPR on 88.5. I normally listen to Rush Limbaugh on WIOD in Miami.
He is on from 12-3, and unlike NPR he has over 20 million listeners and paid advertisers supporting his show.
I think that NPR podcasts and general programming should offer be funded by advertisers like all other media is. If they offered a more balanced view they probably would impact more listeners because people would not feel left out of the political discourse like many media outlet tends to do.
This is why Fox News and the Rush Limbaugh Show have such high ratings because people do not want to hear one side of an issue. They want to feel that their opinions are represented and articulated by someone on the panel of commentators.
Until they offer a more balanced viewpoint, I don't think they should get public funding.