| Oct 24, 2011
| 6:45 AM
Why do I feel that opera talk show host Lisa Simeone is the sacrificial lamb after being fired for supporting Occupy Wall Street in her private life? ("Lisa Simeone confirms her firing from public radio's 'Soundprint' show," Oct. 21).
Putting aside the...
| Mar 10, 2011
— Vivian Schiller's resignation as president and chief executive of National Public Radio comes at a perilous time for the public broadcaster, as Republicans in Congress press ahead with plans to slice its federal lifeline.
Schiller's exit on...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 1:45 AM
The recent controversy surrounding National Public Radio, in which a conservative operative caught top executives disparaging conservative groups and offering to protect a controversial donor, could not have come at a worse time for WVPE.
| Mar 15, 2011
| 1:45 AM
SOUTH BEND -- WVPE is not the only local public media station that would be affected by cuts to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
According to President and General Manager Mary Pruess, PBS member station WNIT Television receives about one-...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 1:56 PM
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) was formed with the passage of the Public Broadcasting Act of 1967. As stated by President Lyndon Johnson when he signed the bill into law, while the CPB will receive support from the government, it will be...
| May 5, 2011
| 2:40 PM
If life is a banquet, playwright and actor Al Letson doesn't let a crumb go to waste.
"I do a lot of autobiographical work," said the author of "Crumbs," currently on the boards at Theatre Project. "I am concerned with the truth, if not the literal...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
For the last 20 years, the charming Grover Norquist has been perhaps the most successful of American political entrepreneurs, having used a letterhead and small office to secure "no tax" pledges from a near-majority of Congress members and myriads of...
| Feb 6, 2011
Reality Is Broken
Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World
Penguin Press: 388 pp., $26.95
As a nongamer, avowed Luddite and mother of a 7-year-old who is mesmerically attracted to anything with a screen, I was...
| Oct 7, 2012
Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter?...
| May 29, 2012
MIAMI — When Citrix Systems redesigned its Fort Lauderdale, Fla., offices last fall, managers had a mission in mind: Kick-start creativity by getting employees to talk more and sit less.
The new layout encourages workers to move around,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:30 AM
A recent editorial states that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting "gets all of $450 million" in federal funding, as if this amount were peanuts ("Big lies and Big Bird," Oct 8).
But $450 million could hire 9,000 teachers at $50,000 per year. Surely,...