An Ohio injection well operator run by a man accused of illegally dumping fracking wastewater into a storm sewer is asking a state panel to overturn an order revoking its operating permit.
The House today passed legislation to fund the federal government through the remainder of the fiscal year. The Senate is expected to pass the bill shortly and the President to sign it. For public broadcasting, the legislation provides the Corporation for Public Broadcasting $445 million and $6 million for CPB’s digital projects (a stinging $30 [...]
In a CNN poll of American adults released Friday, the median guess on what percentage of the federal budget goes to public broadcasting was 5%. With a $3.55 trillion budget last year, that would put funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) at approximately $178 billion. You would think, given the attention by Congress [...]
Business First in Columbus published an editorial about the federal funding for public broadcasting issue today that was reasonable, positive and factual! So many of the recent editorials have been the opposite. Under the headline “Public Broadcasting Deserves a Better Debate,” the editorial board of Business First described the current debate as “slash and trash [...]
It’s not everyday that you get a cold call from USA Today. But a New York reporter called this morning to ask my reaction to the resignation of NPR CEO Vivian Schiller. I had heard about the resignation just 10 minutes prior. While not shocked, especially due to the most recent controversy involving NPR, I [...]
Earlier this morning the House passed a continuing resolution eliminating all federal funding for local public television and radio stations by a vote of 235-189. The vote was along party lines as expected. The official results of the roll call vote on final passage can be found online at http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2011/roll147.xml. Despite the vote, we understand [...]
TOTN Host Neal Conan is joined by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), who supports federal funding for public broadcasting, and Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO), who thinks it should be eliminated. Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism, will provide context of the role of public broadcasting in the media landscape. [...]