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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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Reaction to Elimination of Funding for Public Media

Reaction to Elimination of Funding for Public Media

| February 15, 2011 | 2 Comments

Across the country, there has been a chain reaction to the calls to totally eliminate federal funding for public broadcast stations. Here are some samples: An LA Times piece on the value of Public Broadcasting “These are political, not practical, proposals: The money such cuts would save is not meaningful in terms of balancing the [...]

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Welcome 2009 to the Best and Worst of Times

Welcome 2009 to the Best and Worst of Times

| January 3, 2009 | 0 Comments

Over the holidays, I came across the first line of A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens and was inspired to use it as a review of where we are in the world of public media at WOSU. Tell me your thoughts. “It was the best of times;” The Obama administration platform plans to [...]

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