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View Diary: My Ongoing Love/Hate relationship with National Public Radio (86 comments)

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    The political meaning of a "non-commercial" space in the spectrum is lost in the debate about funding sources. The original vision was similar to the one that preserves national parks for future generations and for our inspiration. Most importantly, the relevance of "local" public TV and Radio was obliterated by the preponderance of the "Global Broadcast Network" standard. We, the global villagers, witnessed the transformation of the "think global and act local" standard into "Take the world wherever you go but do not go anywhere until your social network approves of it".
     

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