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What Frank Tavares, the ‘Voice of NPR,’ is Doing Today
For three decades, Frank Tavares was one of the most-heard voices on NPR stations. He’s the one who voiced NPR’s underwriting credits—those short “Support comes from….” statements that appear during shows like Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
In this interview, WUTC’s Michael Edward Miller talks to Tavares about why he retired from NPR last year (if you’re a regular listener, you’ve probably noticed NPR has a new underwriting announcer, Sabrina Farhi). Miller and Tavares also talk about Tavares's fiction writing. Tavares is a communication professor at Southern Connecticut State University, and he writes short stories. His debut collection, The Man Who Built Boxes and other stories, was published in 2013.