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  • Government must fund the arts

    Government must fund the arts
    With the primaries in full swing, the cowboy poetry festival and Big Bird have returned to the news. The Nevada festival is the most recent whipping boy for those who oppose government funding of the arts. Mitt Romney joined this chorus by suggesting...
  • Simeone deserved better from NPR

    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...
  • A rocket scientist's lament

    I still remember — although details are somewhat cloudy now, the gist of it is still clear as bell — the night when my teen and toddler brother and sisters, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire, on a somewhat cold night,...
  • Workers stand up for their health

    Workers stand up for their health
    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,...
  • Lies, damn lies, and Big Bird

    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?...
  • Move over, Big Bird

    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,...
  • Jim Lehrer stepping down from PBS anchor desk

     
    Jim Lehrer, the dean of TV news anchors and a beacon of journalistic values in a sea of media change, is stepping down after 36 years from the PBS anchor desk, he announced Thursday. Lehrer has been a regular at the PBS anchor desk in one form or...
  • Proceeds from WMFE’s sale of Channel 24 will pay bills

     
    WMFE has bills to pay, including $700,000 it owes to PBS for 2011 programming dues, WMFE boss Jose Fajardo says. But that's not all. "At this time WMFE is negotiating with several different state and federal agencies," Fajardo said in an email. "The...
  • Kansas governor eliminates state's arts funding

     
    Kansas has become the first state to eliminate funding for its state arts agency, pushing for privatization....
  • Denzel Washington takes graduation crusade to ‘PBS NewsHour’

     
    The news program and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting are tackling the dropout problem through an 18-month reporting project called American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen. Viewers will see "NewsHour" correspondents looking at the dropout probem...
  • Tom Petty on lending a hand to underdog radio station KCSN-FM* [Updated]

     
    Tom Petty discusses lending a hand to radio station KCSN-FM (88.5) at Cal State Northridge, where he and his band the Heartbreakers will play at an Oct. 29 benefit....