Remembering NPR’s Ken Barcus, Tough Editor With Big Heart

From a story on by Melissa Block headlined “Remembering NPR’s Ken Barcus, a tough editor with a big heart”:

Ken Barcus, longtime Midwest bureau chief for NPR’s National Desk and a revered mentor to public radio journalists, died Tuesday in Cleveland. He was 67.

Over an NPR career that spanned three decades, Ken made an indelible imprint: He brought in countless stories and trained dozens of reporters and editors across the Midwest, from Ohio to the Dakotas.