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Carrie Andrews

Carrie Andrews

Like many WXXI Members, Carrie Andrews grew up listening to NPR in the backseat of her parents' cars, usually to the news. As a college student, she began listening to some of the same programs, realizing it only when she recognized the iconic NPR music from her childhood. It was during this time that Carrie first became a member of public media. While studying in Ithaca, she worked as an early morning baker for an area restaurant and would often listen to the news. Carrie shared that she clearly remembers making that first call during a pledge drive, something we can all relate to, realizing that as members we are part of something much larger.

Carrie grew to depend on NPR news to start each day and, when she moved to Rochester, she was delighted to discover that WXXI carried her favorite programs. These days, Carrie still listens in her car each day, often to Morning Edition on the drive in and All Things Considered on the way home. She enjoys Connections With Evan Dawson and Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

WXXI is part of Carrie's life no matter where she goes. When traveling, she uses the WXXI app to stream NPR programming and as an avid runner, Carrie frequently listens to The NPR Political Podcast while training. Staying on top of local news is important to Carrie, as it is to many of our members. She likes getting her news from WXXI because it is fact based and deliberate, with in-depth interviews. Carrie also appreciates the even tone of our reporters, who avoid sensationalist headlines and an overuse of graphics on television and online.

As well as being a Member of WXXI at the Leadership Circle member level, Carrie is part of the WXXI Legacy Society, a small committed group of supporters who have included WXXI in their estate plans. Carrie says, "I included WXXI in my estate planning because I want to ensure that it's always there for future generations, so that other kids can grow up curious, interested in the world, and wanting to ask questions of those who are entrusted to make decisions in every aspect of our lives."


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