Efforts to reduce -- or as is now the case, eliminate -- federal funding for public broadcasting are nothing new. However, current proposals to zero out the $425 million in federal support public broadcasting was expecting this year have public media outlets scrambling to rally listeners against the effort. Michigan Radio, the public broadcasting station associated with the University of Michigan, and WEMU, Eastern Michigan University's public radio station, are both doing as much as possible to make listeners aware of what the elimination of public funding could mean to them.
WEMU (89.1-FM) and WUOM (91.7-FM) are among stations nationwide participating in the grass-roots effort "170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting," designed to inform members of Congress that 170 million Americans use public media every month and persuade them that it's too valuable to be defunded... As funding battles loom, WUOM, WEMU taking part in grass-roots effort to inform lawmakers about the value of public media (Tue, 2/22)
Oh, the twisted and tangled world of black women's hair. Somehow, Fox 2's Andrea Isom thought it was a good idea to boil down centuries of cultural identity, evolution and confusion into a six-minute "special report" for Black History Month. "You can't talk about black history without talking about her-story," Isom said in a report that first aired Monday night and re-aired Tuesday morning... Fox 2's Andrea Isom reminds us the best way to celebrate Black History Month is to get a weave (Tue, 2/22)