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Margot Adler

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Margot Adler

Margot Adler (born 5 November 1946 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is a journalist and correspondent for National Public Radio. She grew up mostly in New York City. She joined NPR in 1979 as a general assignment reporter, and has since worked on a great many pieces dealing with subjects as diverse as the death penalty, the right-to-die movement, the response to the war in Kosovo, computer gaming, the drug Ecstacy, geek culture, children and technology, and Pokémon. Since 9/11, she has focused much of her work on stories exploring the human factors in New York City, from the loss of loved ones, homes and jobs, to work in the relief effort. She is presently the host of Justice Talking, and she is a regular voice on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

Adler wrote Drawing Down the Moon: Witches, Druids, Goddess-Worshippers, and Other Pagans in America Today, Viking Press 1979, updated ed. Penguin Books 1997. This book is considered a watershed in American Neopagan circles, as it provided the first comprehensive look at the nature-based religions in the US, and became what was for many the first point of contact with the larger subculture.

Adler is a Wiccan priestess of Gardnerian Wicca.

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