Friday, March 18, 2011

Republicans vote to gut The Peoples' radio

As a founding listener and devotee of Bill Janklow’s idea of public radio for 37 years, my affirmation was cemented by this story:

In ’97, I performed my first of six seasons as Mother Ginger in the Black Hills Dance Theater’s production of the Nutcracker; Vanessa Short Bull danced the Sugar Plum Fairy. On opening night, her dad brought her likely centenarian grandmother backstage before the show to watch her warm up. The vision of three Sicangu generations attending a Tchiachovski ballet was all it took for me to understand how public media funds bridges.

Kristi Noem, Cynthia Lummis, and Denny Rehberg know not of these things; they, and their families are victims of televangelism and commercial broadcasting as they tout the wonders of jesus and white bread to children.

Rep. Lummis, bless her earth-hating heart, proposed in a media release that:

NPR must stand on its own. However, she noted that she prefers what she calls a "glide path to self-sufficiency" for Wyoming Public Radio.
Doc Blanchard hosted a fascinating discussion about NPR.

This, too, shall pass.


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