Long time NPR listener and sustaining member--listen daily. Ayesha Rasco is fantastic. Her sincerity, energy and refreshing viewpoints are unmatched on NPR. She's the most refreshing voice that I have heard on the radio in my 63 years on earth. Thank you NPR for not being vanilla or ethnocentric. If this educated cisgender white boy wanted "professional voiced and looking" echo chamber reporting there is a very large channel named after an animal. I prefer NPR with its diverse voices and viewpoints.
Chandramani motiram khandare
O p b fom bene
I have been an NPR and specifically OPB listener for as long as NPR has been on the air and have been a contributor regularly. I still listen daily.
Although the content fluctuates in relevance, I still find it interesting and informative.
I have never written a comment to NPR but- Ayesha Rasco's voice is the most irritating I have ever heard on the radio in my 69 years on earth.
When she has pre-recorded messages or intros and sometimes in interviews she modulates her voice a bit more effectively , but of all the reporters out there of any backround or culture , there must be a qualified reporter with a better "radio voice" that is less nasally and just annoying to have on air...especially as a host of an NPR show! I just cant stand to listen to her.