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Local News
10:27 am
Thu October 30, 2014

NPR Presents: Voting Rights Or Wrongs?

NPR's Michel Martin hosted a discussion on voting rights with Mecklenburg County Board of Elections director Michael G. Dickerson, Janai Nelson of the NAACP's Legal Defense and Education Fund, Hans A. van Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation and NPR correspondent Pam Fessler.
Credit Jennifer Lang

North Carolina's new voting law has been a hot topic of discussion—and litigation—this election year. 

The law reduced the number of early voting days, eliminated same-day registration during early voting, and did away with the counting of out-of-precinct ballots. In 2016, voter ID is scheduled to take effect. 

This week, the law was the subject of a public forum hosted by NPR's Michel Martin. We'll now hear some voices from that event. You'll hear from the four panelists first. 

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Local News
10:46 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Meet 'The Most Heard Voice' In Public Radio

Frank Tavares
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If you listen regularly to NPR, you’re probably not familiar with the name Frank Tavares. But you surely know his voice. 

He reads NPR's funding credits, the ones that go like this: "Support for NPR comes from..."  But after this summer, you won’t hear Tavares doing that anymore. 

He's leaving NPR after 31 years in that role.  Needless to say, NPR will sound different.  Before he leaves, we wanted to get to know Mr. Tavares a little bit. Here's our interview with him.