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Frank Tavares, Fiction Writer/"Voice Of NPR"

Richard Glinka/NPR

Frank Tavares is a professor of communication and a fiction writer, but you probably know him best as the "voice of NPR." 

Until very recently, all the announcements that began "funding for NPR…" were delivered in the sonorous tones of Mr. Tavares.  A lot is happening in his life.  Not only does NPR have a new underwriter voice, but Frank Tavares just released a book collecting some of his short stories, "The Man Who Built Boxes." 

He joins us to talk about all of his jobs.    


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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.