Get There Early!

What’s this? Big Bird is on a bread line? We all know that Mitt Romney, during the first Presidential debate of this campaign season, promised to cut all funding for Public Broadcasting, which only amounts to a drop in the bucket — and that he would greatly increase defense spending, which is not only not a drop in the bucket, but comprises the majority of the bucket’s contents.… [Read more]

The Potential Decline of American Public Media

This story broke a little over a week ago and coupled with learning that the owners are Republican/Conservative leaning individuals on multiple boards that oversee financial contribution to the entities of not just NPR, but PBS as well; these precious organizations screamed for illumination. As always, starting from the beginning is the best place.

NPR was founded in 1970 by President Lyndon B.… [Read more]

Fight The Power…And Everybody Else?

Why is it that when it comes to fighting, we can always find the money? Soup kitchens, winter heating oil for seniors, Head Start for kids, national public radio (NPR) — all are on the chopping block but  weapons and the military budget is a subject that is damn near untouchable?  Calling it out for being a huge waste is considered unpatriotic by the hawkish among us.… [Read more]