This morning, National Public Radio broadcast a first-rate report about mortgage scams. Yet its source was more surprising than its content -- because it's a product of Colorado Public Radio.
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The appearance of a CPR package on the national broadcast shouldn't be that rare. After all, the service is by far the largest of its kind in the state of Colorado, with the resources that come along with such status. Even so, the vast majority of pieces from our fair state that get national airing are helmed by Jeff Brady, an NPR correspondent based here, instead of by CPR -- and that's too bad.
As demonstrated by today's piece, credited to Megan Verlee, CPR is absolutely capable of doing work on par with that of other major public-radio operations across the country. Now if only it could manage this trick more often...