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Margot Adler Dies: NPR Host and Neo-Pagan Priestess Was 68

By    |   Wednesday, 30 Jul 2014 01:29 PM

Margot Adler, longtime NPR reporter and one of the network's signature voices, died Monday at her home in New York City after a three-and-a-half year battle against cancer. She was 68, and also known by many as a practitioner and authority on neo-pagan spirituality.

Adler hosted NPR’s "Justice Talking," a weekly program about public policy, from 1999 to 2008. As a general assignment reporter covering everything from the Harry Potter phenomenon to the 9/11 attacks, her reports were also frequently heard on the shows "Morning Edition," "All Things Considered," and "Weekend Edition."

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"Her reporting was singular and her voice distinct. There was almost no story that Margot couldn't tell," Margaret Low Smith, NPR's vice president for news, announced to staff, NPR reported.

"Margot was not only a brilliant reporter, she was also a Wiccan priestess and a leader in the Pagan community. That was deeply important to her, and she wrote a seminal book about that world: 'Drawing Down the Moon.' She also wrote a memoir called 'Heretic's Heart.'"

Adler explained in a previous announcement to staff that she had been relatively symptom-free until three months ago. Endometrial cancer, however, eventually spread to the rest of her body.

She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, but reared on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Her father was a distinguished Viennese psychiatrist Alfred Adler.

As an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, she was active in the civil rights and anti-war movements. She was drawn to neo-paganism in the 1970s, as it appealed to her feminist and ecological ideals.

According to The New York Times, "In her sprawling apartment, on Central Park West, she maintained a pagan shrine in her bedroom and had formerly helped lead 'a small coven' in the living room."

She is survived by her son, Alex Dylan Gliedman-Adler. Her husband of 33 years, John Lowell Gliedman, died in 2010.

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Margot Adler, longtime NPR reporter and one of the network's signature voices, died Monday at her home in New York City after a three-and-a-half year battle against cancer. She was 68, and also known by many as a practitioner and authority on neo-pagan spirituality.
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