Reason #29: The Women of NPR
Nina Totenberg. Linda Wertheimer. Cokie Roberts. Susan Stamberg.
They're considered the "Mothers of NPR," and rightfully so. Fifty years ago, they helped get the fledgling network off the ground and showed women who were considering journalism careers that they belonged behind the mic, too.
WNIJ listener Denise Showers has an ear for good radio and a fondness for the talented women who have contributed for the past half century at NPR -- and 30 years at WNIJ.