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Lisa Simeone, NPR radio host fired after "Stop the Machine" protest

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A freelance broadcaster who works for music and documentary programs has been fired from a job after NPR questioned her involvement in a Washington protest.

Lisa Simeone said Thursday that she was fired from "Soundprint," a documentary show that is not produced by NPR. Simeone says she was fired Wednesday in a phone call during which NPR's code of ethics was read to her.

Simeone also hosts "World of Opera," a show produced by WDAV, a North Carolina-based music and arts station in North Carolina. The show is distributed by NPR.

NPR issued a statement on its website that said it is in "conversations with WDAV about how they intend to handle this."

Simeone says she's involved with protesters who have been using the slogan October 2011/Stop the Machine.

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