NPR Layoffs-PodCasts Cancelled

NPR moved this week to cut 10% of its staff and stop production of a trio of acclaimed seasonal podcasts — Invisibilia, Louder Than a Riot and Rough Translation — as it seeks to close a yawning budget gap that stands in excess of $30 million.

NPR voluntarily recognized that unionization, only to see the union resist accepting NPR’s proposed contract terms. “This means they cannot be laid off until a contract or separate lay-off agreement is met,” reports Bloomberg. We won’t hold our breath waiting for that.