On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to defund National Public Radio.  The idea is likely to be killed in the Senate or by President Obama, but what should we know about the recent comments that put NPR on the defensive?  Are liberals more intellectual than conservatives?  Are universities a bastion of liberalism or is that just a right-wing talking point?  How does all of this play into what happens at NPR?  We ask Dr. Rich Brake, co-chair of the National Civic Literacy Project at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute.