It comes as no surprise that this happened. NPR has shifted to the right since getting their new CEO after the justified firing of Juan Williams for sharing his opinion instead of reporting on facts and opinion. The fact that an idiot has an opinion is NOT NEWS!
Want some fun? Call up during a fund drive and ask them why they think we should pay to have right wing bias on NPR? They're interviewing knuckleheads like Steve Forbes, a filthy rich past loser Republican candidate, rather than current legitimate candidates like Jill Stein or Bernie Sanders, who respectively either never get mentioned, or only get mentioned when disrespectfully dismissing his Yuge followings wherever he goes. There's plenty of active ignoring going on and the ridiculously lopsided recent victories received a: "Did you hear what latest stupid thing Trump said?"
It used to be that I respected and gave money to NPR, but now, I have stopped giving them my money, and time, and they have lost my respect. For me, NPR means Not Paying Republicans