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Orpheus: Don't Look Back





...nd I'm Michelle Block. You're listening to All Things Considered. It's March 21st.

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The projection industry was thrown for another loop today as the leader in projection technologies unexpectedly shut down. We go now to Alexey Abarinov in Moscow.

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Suprising the world and it's shareholders, NEXTWorld CEO Jean Dupree announced that he would be stepping down from his leadership position at the projection firm, and that board had decided to dissolve the company.

"We have made great strides in understanding the hereafter, and protecting many from the dangers therein. However, at this time, our company is no longer able to support operations at current levels, and is regretfully leaving the market."

Dupree declined to answer questions concerning allegations that a recent attack on his firm's headquarters was the work of rival former Orpheus employees, and he did not respond to the rumors that internal strife and dwindling hires precipitated the dissolution of the company.

"We have done all that we can to protect our clients and the world at large, and we believe that we are leaving the world better off than we found it."

Althought Dupree cites rising costs and competition from smaller projection outfits, research into the finances of the firm, which once almost controlled the industry reveal a more troubled history. Internal records point to strife between Jean Dupree and other managers and a recent substantial loss of talent, although the records NPR obtained do not point to the cause of these losses. Financial records reveal that although independent contracts initially almost completely bankrolled the company, increasing costs compiled with the loss of projection talent and the infighting made the company thoroughly unprofitable.

Dupree went on....ay...ture wou....


...hisper, they are back in the city....ennison and Mason...but they lost Hayes....they want to start again...plan...a secure location....not even ghosts can get in...just need to clear it out first...there are six now....six Hives...just New York....


...he company's assets will be sold at auction in the coming months. With the loss of Orpheus, NEXTWorld, and the recent seizure of Terrel and Squib assets, the last of the projection trendsetters dies, leaving a void unfilled. While these three companies together demonstrated that there is life beyond death, none of them was able to survive themselves. Only time will tell what innovations will come next. Michelle.

That was Alexey Abarinov in Moscow. On to sports.



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  • Ashley

    I'm probably going to be working late start without me.

    October 17, 2013

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  • Robert

    Dear Terrence,

    I caught one of your cryptic broadcasts interrupting All Things Considered last night and, since we've exchanged contact info, thought I'd send you an email asking for details. So, get back to me with the intel or, by all means, email yourself to my location. I have a nice suite at the Sivas Büyük Hotel and Turkey is lovely this time of year.

    - Bond

    October 9, 2013

    • Ashley

      lol "email yourself"

      October 15, 2013

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    To accommodate Chris this is on Thursday!

    October 9, 2013

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