Frank Tavares, Fiction Writer/"Voice Of NPR"

Nov 25, 2013

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

Frank Tavares
Frank Tavares
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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.