Open thread: NPR cancels Talk of the Nation

Recall when Bob Collins wrote about whether public radio can still take risks? In June of 2012, when we learned Car Talk was going to stop producing new shows, Bob said, “This has been an interesting time in public radio of late, and the next few years are going to test whether it’s capable of taking a risk enough to give an outlet to new ways of doing things.”

Are we seeing another one of those tests now that NPR is canceling Talk of the Nation?

conan.jpgNeal Conan, Talk of the Nation. (NPR photo)