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Public Radio Is Moving Into The ‘Urban Alternative’ Format

The Corporation for Public Broadcasting is giving a total of $1.3 million to public stations in Milwaukee, Minneapolis, and Jackson, Mississippi to develop digital services offering “hip-hop/R&B music while remaining true to public radio’s values.” Similar channels are in place in Chicago, Denver, Houston, and Norfolk. – Inside Radio
Tags: Art, Media, Jackson Mississippi, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Milwaukee Minneapolis, Chicago Denver Houston

Corporation For Public Broadcasting Should Be Overhauled To Focus On The Internet: Study

The German Marshall Fund has issued a policy paper arguing that the CPB, which currently channels federal money to local public TV and radio stations, should be revamped to include various online platforms and content, with a particular focus on local institutions. – Axios
Tags: Art, Media, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB, Marshall Fund

The Push For a 'PBS For the Internet'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Axios: The concept of a new media ecosystem that's non-profit, publicly funded and tech-infused is drawing interest in policy circles as a way to shift the power dynamics in today's information wars. Revamping the structure and role of public media could be part of the solution to shoring up local media, decentralizing the distribution of quality news, and constraining Big Tech platforms' amplification of harmful or false information. Congress in 1967 a...
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The Problem with Half-Measures on the Filibuster

       What to do about the Senate filibuster is a much more difficult problem than progressives commonly assume.   As frustrated as I am with the ways it obstructs numerous parts of the progressive agenda, I doubt most proponents of abolishing the filibuster realize how much it benefits progressive causes.   Without the filibuster, the next time Republicans have unified control of the federal government, we could see the complete defunding of crucial agencies and the repeal or gutting of cru...
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Touting It Up: Public Radio’s Diversity Audit

Public radio has a problem. In 2019, NPR’s newsroom was more than 70 percent white. The same year, 83 percent of the voices heard on its national shows were white, too. According to the most recent State of the System report by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, in 2018, just 23 percent of people working at member stations identified as people of color. That’s almost a full percentage point decrease from the previous year. – Columbia Journalism Review
Tags: Art, Media, Npr, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 11.09.20, Public Radio 's Diversity Audit

Bruce Ramer Re-Elected as Corporation for Public Broadcasting Chair

Entertainment attorney Bruce Ramer has been unanimously re-elected as chair of Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the nonprofit org that administers federal funding for public broadcasting. The board of directors also elected Laura Gore Ross as vice chair. Ramer, a partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, was first elected chair of the CPB board […]
Tags: News, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB, Bruce Ramer, Gang Tyre Ramer, Ramer, Corporation for Public Broadcasting the nonprofit, Passman, Laura Gore Ross

Exclusive Elinor Wonders Why Clip for PBS KIDS’ New Animated STEM Series

Exclusive Elinor Wonders Why Clip for PBS KIDS’ New Animated STEM Series has an exclusive clip from PBS KIDS’ new animated series Elinor Wonders Why from co-creators Jorge Cham (PHD Comics) and Daniel Whiteson (We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe). You can check out the clip now in the player below and catch the premiere on September 7! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRe...
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Federal Stimulus Bill Includes $75 Million To Stabilize Public Radio And TV

“The bill includes $75 million for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting ‘to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including for fiscal stabilization grants to public telecommunications entities,’ the bill says. [It] directs CPB to use the funds to help ‘maintain programming and services and preserve small and rural stations threatened by declines in non-Federal revenues.'” – Current
Tags: Art, Media, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB, 03.26.20, Stabilize Public Radio And TV

Bruce Ramer Re-Appointed to Corporation for Public Broadcasting Board

Top showbiz attorney Bruce Ramer has been reappointed to the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the nonprofit org that administers federal funding for public broadcasting. Ramer, a partner at Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman, was elected chair of the CPB board in October. He previously served as board chair from 2010-2012. His […]
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Trump renews bid to cut PBS and NPR funding in budget proposal – live

Request calls for cutting $435m from Corporation for Public Broadcasting and $126 million from the National Endowment for the ArtsSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.03pm GMT Hey all, Vivian Ho on the west coast, taking over for Ben Jacobs. Hope you’re all having a happy Monday. 8.56pm GMT Continue reading...
Tags: Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Npr, Pbs, Donald Trump, Trump, National Endowment, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Beto O'Rourke, Vivian Ho, Ben Jacobs Hope

Could anti-price gouging laws slow rising rents in California?

Crooning in the shower is not Chad Regeczi’s thing. That’s why when he learned last year his monthly rent would go up $300 so the new owners of his La Mesa apartment in San Diego County could upgrade his bathroom with a sound system, he was bemused. “300 bucks!” he said. “I mean an iPod costs less than that. Everybody has got a phone now. Who needs a Bluetooth speaker in a bathroom apartment? It’s just weird.” Regeczi, a VA employee, said the 30 percent rent increase didn’t match the condition o...
Tags: California, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Va, San Diego, Oakland, San Diego County, UC Berkeley, Zillow, Eric Garcetti, Scott Wiener, Garcia, Legislature

Housing, homelessness and the California dream: Sky-high costs mean many are just getting by

On any given night in California there are about 134,000 people without a home, according to annual data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. That’s nearly equivalent to the population of Pasadena or Roseville sleeping on the street, on a bench or in a shelter. California’s homeless population jumped 13.7 percent between 2016 and 2017. And those 134,000 Californians without a place to call home are the visible edge of a much larger, much deeper housing problem in the state....
Tags: California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Roseville, Oakland, Pasadena, Orange County, UC Berkeley, Santa Monica, UCSF, Legislature, Los Angeles County

Narrowed world: Traffic and pricey housing conspire to shrink our sliver of ‘paradise’

With California’s problems of affordability and congestion, many of us are paying a higher price for an ever-shrinking sliver of California paradise. Even those lucky enough to be able to afford a home often do so at the expense of some of the quintessential perks of life in the Golden State. The downsizing of the California dream is readily apparent for Jenny Gov. In 2015, she and her boyfriend bought a home in Lakewood, a bedroom community near Long Beach that was once a classic example of the...
Tags: News, California, Housing, Uncategorized, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Taylor, Santa Monica, Golden State, Lakewood, Jenny, University of California Los Angeles, Brian Taylor

White House plans to nominate conservative documentarian, Bannon ally, to lead government media agency

Pack is a former Corporation for Public Broadcasting executive, and an ally of Bannon, the former White House chief strategist and head of Breitbart.
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Is California’s high cost of housing cost scaring off job seekers?

Plenty of workers still move West each year for a new job in California. But the state’s high cost of housing may be deterring many other job seekers from moving into the state. Business leaders up and down the state say California’s expensive housing makes it challenging to recruit new workers — and to keep existing employees here. “You’re competing, now, with a low unemployment rate in California, and people have options,” said Mary Leslie, president of the Los Angeles Business Council. In Apr...
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Riverside, the only city in California to solve veteran homelessness, is on a mission to go bigger

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the California Dream Project, an occasional series focusing on the status of the Golden State as a pivotal election nears.  By Amita Sharma, KPBS Army veteran Bill Bruick spent his last night homeless lying on a tiny patch of dirt, now festooned with a pink flowering shrub behind a Food 4 Less grocery store in Riverside. “There were no bushes,” Bruick said, pointing to the exact spot still remembering the lump in the ground. “I slept right here. I...
Tags: Business, News, California, Germany, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Sport, Soccer, United States, Army, Homeless, Local News, Riverside, Golden State, Walker, Bailey

U.S. Actually Just Expanded Arts, Public Broadcast Funding

After a great deal of bluster and promises to eliminate federal funding for the arts and public broadcasting, Donald Trump signed a $1.3 trillion spending bill that actually increases funding for the threatened programs last week. In February, Trump released a proposed budget that threatened to cut the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s budget to the bone, reducing the federal contribution to the organization from $445 million down to just $15 million. However, in the spending measure pa...
Tags: Music, Congress, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Music Business, Music Tech, Trump, Broadcast & Satellite, Bruce Houghton, Coast Guard, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, CPB, Patrick Kelley, Mulvaney

Arts Funding Gets a Boost in Omnibus Spending Bill

WASHINGTON — The $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill that President Donald Trump reluctantly signed on Friday includes a boost to federal arts funding. The legislation funds the government through Sept. 30, and includes a $3 million boost in the budget for the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as for its sister agency, the […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Donald Trump, National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

California Dream Project: Despite state’s immense wealth, middle class in decline

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the California Dream Project, an occasional series focusing on the status of the Golden State as a pivotal election nears.  By Amita Sharma, KPBS California’s lush coastline, balmy climate and post World War II economic promise made it an easy sell as America’s middle class paradise in the 1950s. Joel Kotkin, a presidential fellow in Urban Futures at Chapman University in Orange “The California Dream of two or three generations ago was, `I...
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California Dream Project: Risk takers still see state as a Golden opportunity

Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in the California Dream Project, an occasional series detailing the status of the Golden State as a pivotal election nears. By David Wagner, KPCC A sawmill worker discovers gold along the American River near Sacramento in 1848. Soon more than 300,000 people rush to California, eager to take big risks in the hopes of getting rich quick. This founding myth enshrines risk-taking as a key part of the California Dream. Most miners did not find great wealt...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Business, Spacex, Florida, Politics, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Jobs, News, Congress, California, Steve Jobs, California News

Hey, California: Your red-state roots are showing! How state of Reagan morphed into anti-Trump-land

By Ben Bradford, Capital Public Radio  Latest in an occasional series, the California Dream Project, on the status of our state as a pivotal election draws near. With more than two dozen lawsuits against the federal administration and new laws designed to thwart federal immigration actions and environmental rollbacks, California has squarely established itself as the Democratic resistance to President Donald Trump. “Californians should be wary of the national calls for unity and healing. U...
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PBS Stations Express Cautious Optimism About Federal Funding

WASHINGTON — Public TV station managers from around the country are gathering in Washington this week with a sense of been there, done that. The White House once again has proposed zeroing out federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the entity that distributes grants to local stations, NPR, and PBS. But there is […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, White House, Npr, Pbs, Patrick Butler, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Charlie Dent

By the numbers: A statistical glimpse at the status of the California Dream

FIRST IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES Editor’s note:  Is the California Dream still valid? Compared to the rest of the nation, we are expensive – and making ends meet gets tougher for many of us each year. We have the nation’s highest rates for poverty and income inequality and we face a deepening housing-affordability crisis. Our state has an unfunded debt approaching $400 billion for public-employee retirement and billions more for outstanding bonds. Add to that a massive infrastructure backlog. And y...
Tags: Business, News, California, Uncategorized, America, Sport, Economy, Soccer, Silicon Valley, Local News, University Of California, Ucla, Southern California, Kerr, Golden State, KQED

Has the California Dream’s middle-class ideal faded forever?

FIRST IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES Editor’s note: This story is part of The California Dream project, a statewide nonprofit media collaboration focused on issues of economic opportunity, quality-of-life, and the future of the California Dream. Partner organizations include CALMatters, Capital Public Radio, KPBS, KPCC, and KQED with support provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the James Irvine Foundation. You can share your California dream on Twitter by using the hashtag #CADream. ...
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Time for Trump Makeover of Lib NPR and PBS

Time for Trump Makeover of Lib NPR and PBS U.S.A. –-( At the close of 2017, no less than seven prominent male hosts and editors of influential government-sponsored radio and television shows are out of work amid claims of sexual harassment.According to their accusers, the alleged Malevolent Seven are powerful pervs and creeps who've been running wild at NPR and PBS for decades, sponsored and subsidized by taxpayers and corporate donors.In August, award-winning broadcast and radio...
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PBS to honor Tony Bennett in music special with star-studded performances

WASHINGTON , D.C. — Sharon Percy Rockefeller, president and CEO of WETA Washington, D.C., today announced the talent and broadcast plans for “Tony Bennett: The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song,” a PBS music special honoring Tony Bennett’s receipt of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The program will premiere Friday, January 12, 2018 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS stations nationwide (check local listings). The program will also be broadcast at a later date...
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American Masters: Tyrus, tonight on WETA and WMPT

Tyrus About the Film Premiere date: September 8, 2017 | 0:02:24 People worldwide have seen the Disney animated classic Bambi and been deeply moved by it, but few can tell you the name of the artist behind the film. Even fewer are aware of this pioneering artist's impact on American art and popular culture. Until his death at the age of 106, Tyrus Wong (1910-2016) was America's oldest livi...
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See John Legend Perform ‘Penthouse Floor’ From the ‘Live From the Artists Den’ Season Premiere (EXCLUSIVE)

The 12th season of ‘Live From the Artists Den’ premieres this week, and Variety is exclusively premiering John Legend’s performance of “Penthouse Floor” (from his most recent album, “Darkness and Light”), which is featured in the first installment. (The series premieres on Thursday night at 9 p.m. in New York, and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.... Read more »
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PopPolitics: PBS President Paula Kerger on Why Rural Stations Will Be Hit Hardest by Threatened Public TV Cuts (Listen)

Paula Kerger, the president of PBS, says that if federal funding for public broadcasting is eliminated, stations in rural parts of the country will be the hardest hit. On the latest edition of Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM, Kerger says that about 80 stations “would be especially vulnerable.” “Those stations would not exist,” she states. “There... Read more »
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PBS CEO: 'No Plan B' For Stations Affected By Federal Cuts Trump Calls For

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive for PBS is sounding the alarm about public broadcasting’s future if federal funding is axed as called for by President Donald Trump. “PBS will not go away, but a number of our stations will,” CEO Paula Kerger said Sunday. “There is no Plan B for that.” PBS’ share of the roughly $450 million in federal funds allocated for public TV and radio goes largely to support public TV stations nationwide, a number of which rely on it for up to 50 percent of ...
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