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David C. Barnett

A public-radio staple since 1990, David C. Barnett sets himself apart by telling a riveting news story with a crisp style, spellbinding sound bites, and a soothing bass voice that lets you know everything's all right. Today, the lanky, bespectacled reporter contributes frequent radio stories to WCPN's Morning Edition as well as WVIZ's public-affairs shows, including Applause, Feagler & Friends, and Ideas. "David will travel across the country to get one interview, if he thinks it'll add light to a report," says Dee Perry, host of WCPN's Around Noon and WVIZ's Applause.