July 27, 2009
By Mark Memmott
As All Things Considered host Robert Siegel says, the "funders" heard on NPR rarely spark much curiousity. They are, after all, pretty straight-forward. But this one caught Robert's ear:
Robert wondered: Who was this Richard Leroy Walters?
As Robert will tell listeners today on ATC, Walters was wealthy -- but didn't live like it:
A friend of Walters, Rita Belle, says the one-time electrical engineer -- who died in August 2007 -- had just decided to give up nearly all his worldly posessions: