Q:An enduring sense of lo ss for me revolves around the fact that On Being is no longer on the air in Chicago! What a shame! I can only imagine it must have had to do with commercial considerations, of which NPR I'd supposed took be free, yet toward which it inexorably seems to edge year after year. Any chance you'll be back in the Windy City soon?
Dear Windy City Listener—
Unfortunately, the good folks at WBEZ have given no inclination that On Being with Krista Tippett will return to their public radio frequency anytime soon. We’re working on it though. Hope springs eternal!
Perhaps you’d be interested to hear that our humble radio project is spreading its wings. We’ve always been an entrepreneurial endeavor, and now we’ve taken the next step in our evolution. We’ve received our charter as an independent, nonprofit organization. We like to think of our project as a social enterprise with a radio program at its heart. And now it’s time to figure this out. What do we do next?
More to come, but in the meantime please check out our website and podcast and keep listening. We need you!
Trent Gilliss, senior editor