Submitted by DCblogger on Thu, 10/20/2011 - 10:30pm
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NPR Gets Radio Host Fired for Occupying
National Public Radio on Wednesday discovered that a woman named Lisa Simeone who produced hosted a show about opera called "World of Opera" had been participating in a nonviolent occupation of Freedom Plaza in Washington, D.C., organized by October2011.org. That same day, NPR persuaded a company for which Simeone worked to fire her, cutting her income in half and purging from the so-called public airwaves a voice that had never mentioned politics on NPR.
This frantic email was sent to all NPR staff:
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I posted this to NPR Check a few weeks ago and given the continued debate about public broadcasting, I thought I'd repost it here.
Many progressive and liberal activists have probably received emails from MoveOn.org and FreePress.net exhorting them to, respectively "Sign the petition to save NPR and PBS" and "Sign our letter now and urge your member of Congress not to play politics with public media." Read below the fold...
Submitted by Hugh on Wed, 02/02/2011 - 3:05pm
That's the answer. The question is why do I kick around firedoglake? It appears they have a new plan:
When Craig Newmark of Craigslist predicted last October that NPR would be a “dominant force” in news in ten years because of its membership model, a lot of people were surprised. But behind the scenes at FDL, we had collectively come to the same conclusion
So their business plan is to go the membership route. This might have merit if fdl can produce a good enough product that a sufficiently large membership is willing to support financially. Read below the fold...
Submitted by Zolodoco on Thu, 01/13/2011 - 12:06am
[Welcome, Crooks and Liars readers! -- lambert]
In case anyone might interested, This week's This American Life: "The Invention of Money".
The nature of money is clearly important to any discussion about national debt, so I thought some here might appreciate the link, given recent blog posts. However, my personal interest in the topic is rooted in what should we, as individuals, do with savings. Leave it in currency form, or use it on skill development, property, a part-time business, livestock--something more substantial than currency? Read below the fold...
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[Welcome, C&L readers! And please consider returning tomorrow, Thursday, Feb. 4, 1:00PM EST, for a live blog with Dr. Margaret Flowers of PNHP, member of the Baucus 8, who's been practicing civil disobedience for single payer. -- lambert]
[UPDATE Since Dr. Flowers will be taping a show with Bill Moyers at the previously scheduled time, we're rescheduling, hopefully to this weekend. --lambert] Read below the fold...