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Public radio offers a refuge and resource at bargain rates

By Michael Titterton

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 30, 2012

~~<p>As has been acknowledged in these pages recently, there are larger fish to fry than public radio when it comes to the painful and necessary business of balancing the federal budget.</p>
<p>The total elimination of federal spending on public broadcasting &mdash; both radio and television &mdash; would reduce the national deficit by 0.03 percent. Every little helps, of course, and in a crisis everyone should do his or her bit. Public broadcasting should not be immune &mdash; and it isn't.</p>
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As has been acknowledged in these pages recently, there are larger fish to fry than public radio when it comes to the painful and necessary business of balancing the federal budget.

The total elimination of federal spending on public broadcasting — both radio and television — would reduce the national deficit by 0.03 percent. Every little helps, of course, and in a crisis everyone should do his or her bit. Public broadcasting should not be immune — and it isn't. Login for more...



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