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Federal Funding: It’s not about NPR

Federal Funding: It’s not about NPR

| March 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

(Note: The following was published as a letter to the editor from Tom Rieland in the Columbus Dispatch on Sunday, March 13) The recent controversy at NPR, including the resignation of its CEO this week, has resulted in a range of editorials from pundits who have little understanding of how the public broadcast system has [...]

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“What we must do, we will do well.”

“What we must do, we will do well.”

| December 1, 2010 | 0 Comments

That is how the Columbus School Board reacted 31 years ago to the court decision to desegregate Columbus city schools. The process that led to a Federal judges decision that was upheld by the Supreme Court was the focus of a fascinated panel session with several of the primary parties involved in the 1970s lawsuit. [...]

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Fred has been a gift to Columbus

Fred has been a gift to Columbus

| March 7, 2009 | 3 Comments

For more than 20 years, Fred Andrle has been a constant voice of intellect and reason, while serving as the radio host of WOSU AM 820′s Open Line. Fred will retire at the end of May and his announcement to that effect has sparked hundreds of emails into WOSU. Ken Rudin, NPR’s political junkie even [...]

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An Interesting Week Ahead

An Interesting Week Ahead

| February 14, 2009 | 0 Comments

So, the confusion continues about the semi-transition or shutdown of analog broadcasting locally. The Columbus Dispatch did a fine and accurate article yesterday on the issues still facing many elderly in Columbus who receive their primary TV signals over-the-air. To be as clear as possible, only the Fox and CW network affiliates will go off [...]

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Bowl Championship Series deal a loser for viewers

Bowl Championship Series deal a loser for viewers

| November 23, 2008 | 1 Comment

The November 19th Columbus Dispatch headline, “ESPN deal for BCS a victory for viewers,” could not have been more misleading. The deal is certainly not a victory for over 100,000 households in central Ohio unable to view, for the first time, the major collegiate bowl games, including the national championship. Some of these viewers have [...]

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