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  • Whad Ya Know cancelled after 31 years

    03/07/2016 6:02:21 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Tom Taylor Now ^ | 3/5/16 | Tom Taylor
    Whad ya know cancelled.Tom Taylor:" Michael Feldman’s “Whad’Ya Know?” weekend quiz show is canceled after 31 years. Feldman tells hometown Madison TV station WISC it wasn’t his choice and he’d prefer to keep on hosting the two-hour weekly show for public radio. But Wisconsin Public Radio cites the drop-off in the number of affiliates (which at one time numbered more than 300). And they’re giving Feldman plenty of time to say goodbye, with a final live show scheduled for June 25 in Madison. Feldman’s act has always been interactive, with audience participation, and it’s been Midwestern to its core, gently...
  • Grand Jury Testimony In Cold War-Era Rosenberg Case Released (Brother's Testimony)

    07/15/2015 6:15:21 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/15
    Here's what we know: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953 for selling U.S. nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union after one of the most sensational Cold War-era espionage trials. They were convicted in 1951 owing, largely, to the testimony of David Greenglass, Ethel Rosenberg's brother. Here's what we don't know: How credible Greenglass' testimony was in court. Greenglass himself spent nearly a decade in prison for his role in the conspiracy. The Army sergeant stole nuclear intelligence from Los Alamos, N.M., and said he passed it on to the Rosenbergs. At the trial, he said Ethel Rosenberg typed...
  • Coal Miners And Gay Activists Partner In 'Pride' [DVD Released 12-23-14]

    12/23/2014 7:01:58 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies ^ | 9/26/14 | Bob Mondello
    Coal miners and gay activists — two groups that, in 1980s England at least, you might have figured would steer clear of each other — partner surprisingly effectively in the real-life story that's affectionately fictionalized in Pride.....
  • Even If Torture Doesn't Work In The Real World, TV Has Us Convinced It Does

    12/12/2014 1:06:24 PM PST · by Citizen Zed · 34 replies
    Northwest Public Radio ^ | 12-12-2014 | Eric Deggans
    Consider this warning that recently greeted viewers of ABC's political soap opera, Scandal: "The following drama contains adult content. Viewer discretion is advised." That label was slapped on the episode because of scenes like the moment when trained torturer Huck prepared to ply his trade on colleague (and soon-to-be girlfriend) Quinn Perkins. "Normally, I'd start with the drill or a scalpel," he told Perkins, who was bound and gagged, looking on in terror. "Peeling off the skin can be beautiful. Or removing fingers, toes; I like the feeling of a toe being separated from a foot. ... I'm so sorry,...
  • Ted Cruz Bashed on NPR as Lurching As 'Far to the Right As Possible'

    11/23/2014 11:05:28 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 32 replies ^ | November 22, 2014 | Tim Graham
    NPR and Sen. Ted Cruz are natural enemies. On Friday's journalists' weekly roundup on The Diane Rehm Show, Politico reporter Alex Burns mocked Cruz for acting like a stereotypical bar bully and a man who always seeks to go "as far to the right of his party as possible." Rehm thought he sounded ridiculous. DIANE REHM: And what about Senator Ted Cruz and what he had to say yesterday? ALEX BURNS: Well, this is sort of a moment tailor-made for Ted Cruz, right? [Laughter.]There's nothing better for him than a moment where he can go as far to the right...
  • Tom Magliozzi, Popular Co-Host Of NPR's 'Car Talk,' Dies At 77

    11/03/2014 11:54:49 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 63 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/3/14 | Lynn Neary
    Tom Magliozzi, one of public radio's most popular personalities, died on Monday of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He was 77 years old. Tom and his brother, Ray, became famous as "Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers" on the weekly NPR show Car Talk. They bantered, told jokes, laughed and sometimes even gave pretty good advice to listeners who called in with their car troubles. If there was one thing that defined Tom Magliozzi, it was his laugh. It was loud, it was constant, it was infectious. Tom and Ray grew up great friends despite a 12-year gap between them. Both...
  • NPR Seeks to Reduce Staff by 10 Percent Via Buyouts

    09/13/2013 10:45:09 AM PDT · by LdSentinal · 21 replies
    Washington City Paper ^ | 9/13/13 | Perry Stein
    Tucked within a release naming its new president and CEO, NPR announced today that it would seek to reduce its staff by 10 percent through a voluntary buyout plan. (The Washington-based organization employed 840 people in 2012.) NPR's board of directors just approved a budget for fiscal year 2014, which includes a deficit of $6.1 million, or 3.1 percent of its $178.1 million in revenue. The buyouts are intended to help plug the spending gap and, according to the release, will be offered "broadly across the organization." The board named Paul G. Haaga, Jr. as acting president and CEO effective...
  • WBAI Lays Off Entire Staff (Pacifica NY)

    06/20/2013 10:24:21 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 24 replies
    Radio Insight ^ | 6/20/13 | Lance Venta
    ...The announcement comes a day after word that the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is withholding funding to Pacifica's five stations for insufficient accounting practices, misreported revenues and failure to comply with CPB rules on open meetings and financial transparency
  • Police oppose Gun Control on Public Radio

    12/15/2012 4:42:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 December, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    While the old media still act as gatekeepers to promote the failed policy of gun control, people are finding ways to spread the alternative message of freedom and responsibility. My brother heard a retired police officer call in to Wisconsin Public radio yesterday. The officer said that they trained hard, but they were always too late. The answer was not more gun control, but to adopt the Israeli solution of arming teachers and older students. Then listening to a national public radio program,, that has a special on the Connecticut school shooting, he heard a different officer make almost...
  • New Hampshire Public Radio Edits Debate Tape to Favor the Democrat

    10/15/2012 6:59:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/15/2012 | Mike Johnson
    New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR) conducted a gubernatorial debate on 19 September 2012. One of the questions had to do with the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), an effort to limit greenhouse gases by auctioning CO2 allowances (sounds like cap and trade to me). Republican Ovide Lamontagne favors repeal of RGGI, while Democrat Maggie Hassan favors keeping it. Watch and listen to their answers at about 32 minutes into the debate. They are in a lightning round, with a ten-second limit to answers. Ms. Hassan's answer, from the previously linked video, follows: ***** "I was proud to be a sponsor...
  • Catholic Bishop Schools Anti-Catholic NPR Host

    08/01/2012 5:21:51 PM PDT · by annalex · 14 replies
    News Busters ^ | August 01, 2012 | 07:48 | Tim Graham
    Catholic Bishop Schools Anti-Catholic NPR HostBy Tim Graham. When NPR Fresh Air host Terry Gross conducted an "I feel your pain" interview with radical-feminist Sister Pat Farrell on July 17, she promised a rebuttal from Bishop Leonard Blair of Toledo. But Gross was much tougher in that interview on July 25. She laughably said "I don't mean to speak on their behalf here," but that's exactly what she did throughout the interview. Gross said her "ultimate question" was why wouldn't the Catholic Church bend to changing times and liberalize on female priests, contraception, and homosexuality? "Churches change," so why won't...
  • VIDEO: Apple Factory Critic Admits Fabricating Stories

    03/17/2012 5:48:33 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 39 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | March 16, 2012 | Buzz 60
    The activist actor who campaigned against working conditions at Chinese factories that make iPads and iPhones now admits he fabricated much of his "reporting." Mike Daisey went on NPR's This American Life and theater stages and TV talk shows with emotional tales of shocking hardships. Now Tim Minton says moral outrage is against him.VIDEO
  • Salt Lake City Council saves public radio station with a loan

    10/16/2011 7:18:30 PM PDT · by jjotto · 17 replies
    ABC Channel 4 Salt Lake City ^ | 10/14/2011 | Noah Bond
    SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC 4 News) - It's your money and even in these hard times City leaders are finding unusual ways to spend it, like a $250,000 loan to keep a radio station on the air. KCPW would default on a loan without the help. Listeners promised $230,000 in pledges, but they were never paid. KCPW is the only public radio station to focus on only on Salt Lake County. It has 11 reporters and reaches a potential 1,000,000 listeners. Its coverage would have ended without a loan from Salt Lake City, one of the very groups it...
  • Sarah Palin is smiling somewhere, the House votes to cut off funding to NPR

    03/17/2011 6:45:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 17, 2011 | Tony Pierce
    When Sarah Palin talks, people listen. They might not always agree, but they certainly hear the former Alaska governor loud and clear. Recently the hockey mom was a guest on the Sean Hannity show and like many conservatives, Palin took aim at National Public Radio and several other federally funded arts and educational agencies. "NPR, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, all those kind of frivolous things that government shouldn't be in the business of funding with tax dollars -- those should all be on the chopping block as we talk about the $14-trillion debt that...
  • NPR Board Member Admits It Serves 'Liberal, Highly Educated Elite,' Wonders How to.....

    03/11/2011 12:18:23 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 45 replies
    NPR Board Member Admits It Serves 'Liberal, Highly Educated Elite,' Wonders How to Justify Public Funding in Light of This By Lachlan Markay Created 03/11/2011 - 1:31pm By Lachlan Markay | March 11, 2011 | 13:31 At least one National Public Radio board member has a firm grasp on arguments against the organization receiving federal funding. Criticisms of NPR "do have some legitimacy," she noted, and "we must, as a starting point, take on board some of this criticism." Sue Schardt, director of the Association of Independents in Radio and a member of NPR's board, noted during the board's Feburary...
  • GOP still determined to end public broadcasting subsidies

    03/10/2011 6:57:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/10/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Byron York offers the good news this morning that Republicans on Capitol Hill remain committed to ending subsidies for public broadcasting, including NPR and PBS. The defeat of the House budget bill in the Senate last night sets back that effort, but the high-profile meltdown at NPR and a potential embarrassment looming at PBS will keep momentum for the push: After the release of the James O’Keefe sting video Tuesday, National Public Radio officials rushed to fire NPR head Vivian Schiller in hopes of slowing Republican efforts to cut federal funding for public broadcasting. But GOP leaders in Congress are...
  • NPR's Schiller & Schiller: Many Political Missteps on the Road to Resigning

    03/09/2011 9:04:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | March 9, 2011 | Jill Lawrence, Senior Correspondent
    In retrospect it seems inevitable. Take a hostile political environment, a red-hot spotlight and relatively inexperienced leadership, mix well, and you get tumult at NPR. Political naivete and tin ears are the threads running through the saga of Vivian Schiller, forced out as NPR's CEO on Wednesday, and Ron Schiller, no relation, who quit as NPR's top fundraiser on Tuesday. Vivian Schiller is widely credited for dramatic improvements in NPR's web presence and mobile applications, and she is a strong defender of NPR's journalism. But there's no ignoring the multiple embarrassments that are undercutting NPR's mission and efforts to keep...
  • NPR Cans Ronald Schiller

    03/08/2011 3:41:39 PM PST · by library user · 68 replies ^ | March 08, 2011 | By David Weigel
    That, from the new statement from NPR's Dana Rehm, is the shoe that took all day to drop. The entire statement, which also clarifies that Schiller decided to leave before the sting occurred:The comments contained in the video released today are contrary to everything we stand for, and we completely disavow the views expressed. NPR is fair and open minded about the people we cover. Our reporting reflects those values every single day – in the civility of our programming, the range of opinions we reflect and the diversity of stories we tell. The assertion that NPR and public radio...
  • ‘Free’ Public Radio Is Anything But. NPR raises the battle cry to avoid losing taxpayer money

    02/23/2011 8:29:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/23/2011 | Bruce Edward Walker
    National Public Radio listeners are being inundated with warnings that they soon may have to drive to work every morning without the sonorous intonations of Morning Edition’s Corey Flintoff, Steve Inskeep, and Renée Montagne, and may be forced to drive home without the narrative drone of All Things Considered’s Robert Siegel, Michele Norris, and Melissa Block. Just this morning, I received a panicked e-mail from the director of broadcasting at an NPR affiliate in my home state, Michigan. You know, one of those state-based public-radio operations that just last October received a portion of George Soros’s $1.8 million Open Society...
  • A public debate

    01/14/2011 1:29:55 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 14 replies
    Boston Globe-Democrat ^ | 1/14/11 | Alex Beam
    The newly elected members of the 112th Congress are working from a conservative ideological playbook and talking a big game where budget-cutting is concerned. Inevitably they will be tempted by a proverbial piece of low-hanging fruit, the $420 million annual appropriation for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. “This is the most serious threat to federal funding that public broadcasting has ever faced,’’ says Mike Riksen, National Public Radio vice president for policy and representation. Does he expect the CPB budget to be reduced, or eliminated entirely? “A reasonable person would plan for the latter,’’ he said. “That’s what we are...
  • Juan Williams Rips NPR

    01/06/2011 1:29:19 PM PST · by La Lydia · 46 replies
    Tammy ^ | January 5, 2011
    The Left will probably consider Juan Williams’ remarks today on Fox as evidence that he does need a psychiatrist. He was asked about the resignation of Ellen Weiss, the NPR executive who fired Williams over voicing his concerns seeing Muslims on airplanes. It [NPR] has become very ingrown if not incestuous in terms of their perspective. She had executioner’s knife for anybody who didn’t abide by her way of thinking. I think she represented an ingrown culture in that institution that’s not open to not only different ways of thinking, but angry at the fact that I would even talk...
  • Cutting "Public Radio" would do wonders for public radio

    11/05/2010 10:22:08 PM PDT · by dangus · 32 replies
    none ^ | 11-6-10 | Dangus
    A long time ago, there was this wondrous thing called "college radio." Some stations played classical music, some played experimental jazz. Some played alternative rock back when alternative rock was actually an alternative. Today, across the left end of the F.M. dial, there's nothing but the incessant droning of pretentiously accented liberals who pronounce Michele, "Mishay" and compete for who can pronounce third-world place-names in the most unique way. (Why is Nicaragua, "Neek-ah-rrrrragooah," but Quebec is "Kwebeck"? And excuse me, but English-speakers built the city of Los Angeles, so it's pronounced, "Lawss Anjilis," not "Loehss Onhileess" until Mexico formally announces...
  • NPR Ends Analyst’s Contract After Comments on Muslims (Juan Williams)

    10/20/2010 8:45:07 PM PDT · by La Lydia · 376 replies · 4+ views
    New York Times ^ | October 20, 2010
    NPR has terminated its contract with Juan Williams, one of its senior news analysts, after he made comments about Muslims on the Fox News Channel. NPR said in a statement that it gave Mr. Williams notice of his termination on Wednesday night. The move came after Mr. Williams, who is also a Fox News political analyst, appeared on the “The O’Reilly Factor” on Monday. On the show, the host, Bill O’Reilly, asked him to respond to the notion that the United States was facing a “Muslim dilemma.” Mr. O’Reilly said, “The cold truth is that in the world today jihad,...
  • Liberal journalists suggest government shut down Fox News

    07/21/2010 6:39:38 AM PDT · by Outside da Box · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/21/2010 | Jonathan Strong
    If you were in the presence of a man having a heart attack, how would you respond? As he clutched his chest in desperation and pain, would you call 911? Would you try to save him from dying? Of course you would. But if that man was Rush Limbaugh, and you were Sarah Spitz, a producer for National Public Radio, that isn’t what you’d do at all. In a post to the list-serv Journolist, an online meeting place for liberal journalists, Spitz wrote that she would “Laugh loudly like a maniac and watch his eyes bug out” as Limbaugh writhed...
  • Difficult Births: Laboring And Delivering In Shackles

    07/19/2010 7:57:16 AM PDT · by Borges · 24 replies
    NPR ^ | 7/16/10 | Andrea Hsu
    It's a practice so hidden, many don't realize it exists: the shackling of incarcerated women during childbirth. Across the U.S., there are stories of women going from jails or prisons to hospitals, where they labor and sometimes even deliver while restrained with handcuffs, leg shackles or both. In recent years, a growing number of states have moved to ban the practice. Ten states now have anti-shackling legislation: California, Colorado, Illinois, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia — and as of two weeks ago, Pennsylvania. There have also been lawsuits in a number of states. On Thursday, a...
  • National Public Radio: Choosing Sides and Controlling the Terms Of the Debate With Our Money

    07/06/2010 6:23:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies · 1+ views ^ | July 6, 2010 | Ken Blackwell
    Pro-lifers have long understood the issue of media bias. Years ago, the late, pro-choice David Shaw wrote a series of articles in the Los Angeles Times showing how biased his own newspaper was when reporting on abortion. Shaw showed that bias came through not just on stories about abortion. Shaw showed how even stories that related to surgery on unborn children were skewed or spiked to avoid anything that might have a pro-life message.Now, we have National Public Radio (NPR) lining up to support the pro-abortion side in the ongoing struggle over this issue. Managing Editor David Sweeney recently issued...
  • Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges

    05/27/2010 4:32:12 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 68 replies · 1,129+ views
    NPR ^ | 5/25/2010 | Alan Greenblatt
    If you're born in the U.S.A., you're an American citizen. Some lawmakers, however, plan to challenge that basic assumption. In what might be the next great flash point in the nation's ongoing debate about immigration policy, legislation has been introduced in Congress and a pair of states to deny birth certificates to babies born of illegal-immigrant parents. "Currently, if you have a child born to two alien parents, that person is believed to be a U.S. citizen," says Randy Terrill, a Republican state representative in Oklahoma who is working on an anti-birthright bill. "When taken to its logical extreme, that...
  • NPR Tries to Cast Rand Paul as KKK Sympathizer

    05/20/2010 10:19:45 AM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 37 replies · 920+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 05/20/10 | Warner Todd Huston
    On the day after his historic primary win, National Public Radio rabidly went after Rand Paul, newly minted GOP nominee for Kentucky Senator, trying to make him out to be a KKK sympathizer or perhaps a racist that would have agreed to keep Jim Crow alive and well in 1964. This rabid, left-wing attack is uncalled for and, further, is meant only to stir anti-Republican hatred and not to help voters discover anything relevant about nominee Rand Paul. Nearly at the top of the interview the host of NPR's All Things Considered tried to paint Mr. Paul as some sort...

    01/11/2010 9:09:18 PM PST · by TheFreedomPoster · 15 replies · 558+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | January 11, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    Apparently, National Public Radio (NPR) feels that anyone who doesn't believe in socialized health care, unconstitutional government mandates, and out-of-control trillion-dollar-plus annual budget deficits are extremists worthy of ridicule and sexual epithets. (WATCH VIDEO)
  • Tracking Left wing funding of NPR

    01/02/2010 5:41:39 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 40 replies · 3,045+ views
    As you start to read all this, you'll laugh at how incestuous it all gets. Let's start with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which as I've noted in the past is tied in with the Soros foundation. Together, the two worked on something called The Project on Death in America.(PDIA) And speaking of Mr Soros, he himself(his foundations) have given directly to NPR. Compared to some of the other numbers I'm seeing, it's a small amount of $250,000. But it doesn't matter. Soros money is soros money in my book. Additional information about RWJF can be found here....
  • Soros Funds NPR ( according to NPR around $250,000 )

    11/28/2009 3:32:10 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 1,068+ views
    This probably won't surprise anybody. I only took time to search for this because I was asked by someone if GS has his hands in public radio and I couldn't find a direct answer. Well, I found it. I'm not surprised Soros has given money to NPR, what does surprise me is that I didn't see any conservative blogs with this. I'm also surprised that I could find it directly on NPR's site, though it's not often mentioned. -----Mr. Soros, thanks so much for being with us. Mr. GEORGE SOROS (Financier, Soros Fund Management): It's my pleasure. SIMON(speaking to...
  • All the Rage--Wanda Sykes’ death wish is but the latest exhibit of leftist bloodlust.

    05/13/2009 5:34:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 46 replies · 2,592+ views ^ | May 13, 2009 | Ben Johnson
    All the Rage By: Ben Johnson | Wednesday, May 13, 2009 THIS WEEKEND’ WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENTS DINNER DEBASED OUR POLITICAL DISCOURSE IN A WAY NOT EVEN THE LEFT HAD NOT PREVIOUSLY SUCCEEDED, but Wanda Sykes’ death wish was not the cause in itself. The Left has made bloodlust for its political opponents de rigueur. The moment that desecrated one of our national institutions affected a more fundamental aspect of character.   Another Leftist Death Wish: Ho-Hum   The media have focused on the “controversy” surrounding Saturday’s Syke-o statements about Rush Limbaugh. Citing Rush’s hope that “socialism fails,” Wanda claimed: “He's...
  • Rashid Public Radio Station On the Air

    02/20/2009 3:11:48 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 112+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams, USA
    Ali al-Shati, director of programming for the Jamaheer Radio Station, cues audio from pre-recorded radio programs during a broadcast from the Rashid District Council Hall building in the Doura community of southern Baghdad, Feb. 18, 2009. Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent Williams, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. FOB FALCON — U.S. Soldiers joined local community leaders to officially recognize the opening of a new public information radio station in the Rashid district of southern Baghdad, Feb. 18.The Jamaheer Radio Station, located in the Rashid District Council Hall in the Doura community, is an important achievement for the district leadership...
  • Black Conservatives Grapple With Pull Of Obama

    07/17/2008 7:04:32 AM PDT · by AmericanMade1776 · 42 replies · 233+ views
    NPR ^ | July 16, 2008
    Conservative commentator Armstrong Williams, who is African-American, says he's torn between voting for Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama in the November presidential election. "Many conservatives who happen to be black see it as a dilemma because they're wondering what they're going to tell their children and grandchildren 20 years from now when they had a chance in American history, which is rare and has never happened before, to pull the lever [for a black presidential candidate]," Williams tells host Michele Norris. "It creates quite a dilemma because there's not something wrong with Sen. John McCain; he's very impressive."...
  • SELECT A CANDIDATE QUIZ(Find out which candidates are most aligned with your views and opinions.)

    01/14/2008 9:42:43 PM PST · by kellynla · 97 replies · 575+ views ^ | 1/14/2008 | staff
    Answer the 11 questions below to find out which candidates are most aligned with your views and opinions. You may skip questions if you do not want them factored into the results. This quiz is not meant to pick your candidate for you. It is designed to inform the public of the various stances candidates make. Results are not scientific. The WQAD candidate survey is based on the original SELECT A CANDIDATE survey developed by Minnesota Public Radio and posted at: Used by permission.
  • A Taxonomy of Hillary HATERS

    01/14/2008 9:23:17 AM PST · by rface · 20 replies · 118+ views
    NPR ^ | January 14, 2008 | NPR
    Hating presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has become such a national pastime, writer and radio producer Jack Hitt invented a verb for it: "hillarating." After her victory in New Hampshire, the former first lady and Democratic senator from New York appeared with a maniacal expression on the front page of one New York paper under the headline "Back from the Dead." TV anchormen use minutes of airtime poking fun at her looks. On the streets, feminists apologize before supporting her in a gossip session. Even artists have created racy sculptures of her. "I am very clearly someone who's gone through a...
  • WDUQ pulls Planned Parenthood spots

    10/15/2007 11:56:50 AM PDT · by steel_resolve · 16 replies · 144+ views
    Post Gazette ^ | 10/13/2007 | By L.A. Johnson
    Duquesne University has ordered WDUQ-FM to stop airing underwriter support messages from the reproductive rights and health-care education group Planned Parenthood. The National Public Radio affiliate and jazz station, which is based on the Duquesne University campus and operates under the university's 501(c)3 tax-exempt status, pulled the underwriting acknowledgement messages Thursday. "Planned Parenthood is not aligned with the university's Catholic mission and identity and legally, stations are not required to accept underwriting support," said Bridget Fare, Duquesne University spokeswoman
  • Veteran host, public radio at odds

    03/21/2007 6:34:19 PM PDT · by NewHampshireDuo · 3 replies · 644+ views
    Portland (Maine) Press Herald ^ | 21 March, 2007 | Ray Routhier
    Over the past 28 years, Maine humorist Robert Skoglund has built a loyal following for his weekly music show on public radio, less for what he plays than for what he says: his stories, his anecdotes, his meanderings on everything from women's shoes to the Internet. But Skoglund, known as "The Humble Farmer," has kept mostly quiet lately because of a battle with the Maine Public Broadcasting Network over what the 71-year-old humorist can say. His show has continued airing at 7:30 p.m. Fridays, with Skoglund introducing old jazz records, as he always has. But since mid-November, it has aired...
  • WETA May Fill Classical Music Gap Left by WGMS

    12/18/2006 9:45:23 AM PST · by sitetest · 68 replies · 1,295+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Saturday, December 16, 2006 | Paul Farhi
    Bach might be back on Washington's airwaves, even if the region's only classical music station, WGMS, drops the format. Public broadcaster WETA (90.9 FM) is considering dumping its news-and-talk programming and returning to being a classical broadcaster if the music dies on WGMS, WETA's management said yesterday. In a special meeting Thursday, WETA's board voted to give station executives the green light to consider switching back to classical if WGMS drops the format. Dan DeVany, WETA's vice president and general manager, said the station "could move very quickly" back to classical if circumstances warrant.
  • Iraqis murdered by clerics for arranging their vegetables 'suggestively'

    08/07/2006 7:56:39 AM PDT · by thundrey · 29 replies · 1,863+ views
    Morning Edition, August 7, 2006 · Sectarian strife continues to worsen in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. John Hendren is wrapping up the latest of more than a dozen visits to the war zone since early 2003. He sends us this reporter's notebook about Iraq.
  • UM radio station threatened

    02/25/2006 10:50:33 AM PST · by Denver Ditdat · 10 replies · 478+ views
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | February 24, 2006 | Nick Madigan
    A ripple of indignation spread across the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park yesterday over news that its student-run radio station, which has been broadcasting since 1937, might be unceremoniously forced off the air by a more powerful station in Baltimore.
  • Minnesota Public Radio sues Gore-founded Internet TV network

    02/23/2006 1:03:26 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 635+ views
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Public Radio is suing an Internet television network co-founded by Al Gore, claiming the network's alternative and amateur news reports interfere with MPR's trademark. The San Francisco-based network, Current TV, and the MPR music station the Current are both transmitted via the Internet. MPR says the similar names creates confusion for potential consumers. Current TV is a national cable and satellite channel featuring alternative news and "citizen journalism," or amateurs who send in their own news and video. According to its web site, viewers contribute about one-third of the station's content. According to the lawsuit, filed...
  • National Public Radio's neutrality and even-handedness

    12/20/2005 7:41:43 AM PST · by 3AngelaD · 24 replies · 755+ views ^ | today | Unknown
    Advertisement on Yahoo I came across while doing some research, displaying NPR's much-vaunted impartiality and neutrality: "Think Blue 2008 Democrat Bracelet $1 Democrat wristband featured on NPR. Because elections matter everyday. All profits go to donor organizations."
  • [Minnesota] Port Authority OKs bonds for MPR's WCAL

    09/30/2005 1:43:08 PM PDT · by hlmencken3 · 3 replies · 270+ views
    RedStar-Tribune ^ | September 29, 2005 | Jackie Crosby
    The St. Paul Port Authority has agreed to issue $11.5 million in bonds so Minnesota Public Radio can refinance its controversial purchase of WCAL-FM, a college-owned classical music station... ...Last December, the St. Paul City Council, acting as the Housing and Redevelopment Agency, voted 3 to 3 against issuing conduit bonds. The Port Authority's decision to issue the bonds must be approved by the City Council, perhaps as soon as next week. Two members of the council also sit on the Port Authority board...
  • Canadian National Public Radio Broadcasts Call for State Control of Religion

    07/19/2005 5:16:30 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 96 replies · 2,073+ views ^ | 20 July 2005
    OTTAWA, July 19, 2005 ( - Just as Senate approaches the final vote on the gay 'marriage' bill, C-38, Canada's national public radio CBC Radio has aired a commentary by a retired professor from the Royal Military College calling for state control over religion, specifically Catholicism. While parliamentarians dismissed warnings by numerous religious leaders and experts that such laws would lead to religious persecution, former professor Bob Ferguson has called for "legislation to regulate the practice of religion." "Given the inertia of the Catholic Church, perhaps we could encourage reform by changing the environment in which all religions operate," Ferguson...
  • WGUC buys WVXU stations for $15 million

    03/14/2005 9:34:50 AM PST · by dalight · 2 replies · 245+ views
    The Cincinnati Post ^ | 3-12-2005 | By Rick Bird
    In a mini-deal reminiscent of the commercial radio station consolidations that have taken place the last 10 years, a new era in Cincinnati public radio was unveiled Friday as two of the area's legendary stations will soon be under one nonprofit ownership group.
  • Rachel Quits Public Radio

    12/08/2004 12:27:15 PM PST · by Temple Owl · 78 replies · 2,866+ views
    County Press, Second Thoughts (Phila Suburbs) ^ | 12-8-04 | William W. Lawrence
    First CBS and now WHYY-FM. Will it never end? Rachel Buchman, a 25-year-old ace reporter who has been with the public radio facility for about three years, has quit her job.The move came after she "lost her temper" and left a voice-mail message to, a conservative Internet site. Her message said, "Hi, my name is Rachel, and my telephone number is... I wanted to tell you that you're evil, horrible people. You're awful people. You represent horrible ideas. God hates you and he wants to kill your children. You should all burn in hell. Bye."Chris Carmouche, Laptoplobbyist executive director...
  • Inqlings | Reporter quits at WHYY over angry message

    11/30/2004 6:06:00 AM PST · by sportutegrl · 64 replies · 3,090+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 11/30/2004 | Michael Klein
    A voice-mail message left last week at the Virginia office of, a conservative Internet site, went like this: "Hi, my name is Rachel, and my telephone number is... I wanted to tell you that you're evil, horrible people. You're awful people. You represent horrible ideas. God hates you and he wants to kill your children. You should all burn in hell. Bye." Rachel is Rachel Buchman, 25, a regular reader of Laptoplobbyist's e-mail newsletter - and a reporter with public radio station WHYY-FM (90.9) for about three years. And she left her office number at WHYY in the message...

    11/07/2004 3:01:13 PM PST · by doug from upland · 96 replies · 1,939+ views
    KPFK | 11-7-04 | dfu
    While doing some painting today, I wanted to listen to some talk radio. Unfortunately, Sunday is not a good day for talk radio. The only thing I found on was . . . . . KPFK -- public radio. I listened to "Counterspin" and "Spotlight Africa." I was in the vomitorium. I hadn't listened for awhile. These people are nuts. I wanted to throw my radio. The anti-American and anti-conservative and anti-Bush crap that they are putting out on the air is overwhelming and sickening. Because I believe in free speech, I don't advocate that we shut them up. But...
  • Garrison Keelihor On NPR, Just Likened Us To Witches! Why Do We Fund NPR?

    11/06/2004 4:24:22 PM PST · by Tacis · 146 replies · 3,315+ views
    11/06/04 | Tacis
    Keelihor's program on NPR, Prairie Home Companion, is often clever and amusing. But, he has been a scumbag Kerry advocate for some time now. He, like so many of the ultra-left wingers believe that snide and clever glibness is all that is required to have leftie "feelings" wim.He just read a piece he claimed was by Thomas Jefferson in which Jefferson indicates that the influence of witches will pass, suggesting I guess, that the control of Republican good guys will also pass. There also was some pointed comments about born again Christians and the negative influences of religion. As I...