NPR has faced calls in recent days to deal with her involvement. Even though she is not a journalist, the public concerns suggest NPR's reputation for impartiality is affected by her OWS work. Simeone had stepped aside from another role in recent days.
On Friday NPR settled the matter by deciding not to distribute the program any longer. Radio station WDAV in North Carolina, the originating station of the broadcast, now will handle the distribution directly.