Tara has won over two dozen state and national journalism awards for column writing and investigative reporting. Among her most recent was a first place news enterprise reporting award from the North Carolina Press Association about the weaknesses in Charlotte's overburdened court system, which regularly lets murderers off the hook with less than 15 years in prison. Tara also recently won a national first place Green Eyeshade award for column writing from The Society of Professional Journalists.
The Tara Servatius show is a mixture of local and national commentary.
NPR CEO Vivian Schiller isn't just a cranky liberal who smacked Juan Williams down. She's one of the key architects of a plan to "reinvent journalism" through government takeover. The FCC's involvement in this got a lot of attention earlier this year, but few people realize the leading role Schiller has taken and how far she has gotten in building a national delivery system to replace for-profit news with government funded "public news."