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Calls Come to Defund NPR After ‘Nonbinary Child, Family Explore Identity’ Segment

National Public Radio (NPR) Boston affiliate WBUR aired an interview with a Massachusetts third grader and his parents describing their experience since being “startled” by their child’s announcement that he feels like a “boy-girl” at the mere age of six. Many listeners took to Twitter to voice their concerns over what they view as “child abuse,” with some calling to defund the taxpayer-funded radio network.

The family gathers in the entryway of their house before heading out to the playground. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

John Hockenberry Is 6th Public Radio Employee Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Our tax dollars are being well spent at National Public Radio, a left-wing news outlet that has obviously tolerated and enabled a toxic culture of sexual misconduct against women for quite some time. You can now add NPR icon John Hockenberry to a list that also includes David Sweeney, NPR’s chief news editor; Garrison Keillor, NPR icon; WNYC hosts Leonard Lopate and Jonathan Schwartz; and Michael Orsekes, NPR’s senior vice president and editorial director.

Presenter John Hockenberry attends the 2008 National Design Awards gala at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum on October 23, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)