An oasis for the ears in Trans-Pecos

Posted: August 8, 2011

Five ways Marfa Public Radio is different from your nearest NPR-member station: 1. The drivetime host reports on rush-hour traffic of five vehicles, “some turning left, some turning right and some going straight ahead … with one forlorn pronghorn along … Continue reading

Puerto Rico’s WIPR: adiós to PBS

Posted: July 25, 2011

The latest station to leave PBS is a production powerhouse, but one not fully integrated into the nation’s English-dominated public TV system. Puerto Rico TV — WIPR, licensed to Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting Corp., which is controlled by the commonwealth … Continue reading

Subsidies lost, urgency gained

Posted: July 25, 2011

As public broadcasting braces for expected cuts from its most predictable revenue source — the annual CPB appropriation — system leaders are talking as much about saving money as raising more of it. Collaboration and consolidation — ideals that pubcasters … Continue reading

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