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  •  Where is the good news? (2+ / 0-)
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    subtropolis, Eloise

    I read the Economist and listen to NPR.

    They both provide in-depth, global news...rather than the frivolous provincial stuff on all the TV channels.

    Any other good news sources?

    "Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve." -Benjamin Franklin

    by AdamR on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 06:28:57 AM PDT

    •  Places to look (3+ / 0-)
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      subtropolis, Red Bean, CTLiberal

      - Independent talk radio (Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now!")

      - Independent television (Independent World Television/The Real News [see also my diary])

      - Progressive magazines (Mother Jones, The Nation)

      - Progressive talk radio (Thom Hartmann, Rachel Maddow)

      •  The problem is (2+ / 0-)
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        Janet Strange, Wild Starchild
        every one of us here KNOW those "places to look," but they are virtually inaccessible to the average person who can turn on their TV and watch bad news or turn on their radio and get Rush Limbaugh on four stations. Not one of those outlets is accessible to me on a regular basis except the magazines, and magazines by the nature are very limited in circulation and not timely unless you read them online.

        We're retiring Steve LaTourette (R-Family Values for You But Not for Me) and sending Judge Bill O'Neill to Congress from Ohio-14:

        by anastasia p on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 07:07:40 AM PDT

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        •  I agree, which is why (2+ / 0-)
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          Janet Strange, Wild Starchild

          I've been putting the bulk of my activism efforts into building up progressive media that the public will find on the same dial as the other radio and TV channels. When our group in Boston buys our station and gets on the air, you can bet that we're going to advertise in all the media we can find. So we're going to aim for not only people who will catch our station as they scan the radio dial, but people who see billboards and read mainstream newspapers.

    •  Ian Masters (0+ / 0-)

      does in-depth interviews with academics and policy insiders on his once-a-week radio show. It's meaty, intelligent, has respect for the audience. It's left without being blinded by an agenda.

      Unfortunately the show isn't widely syndicated. It deserves to be much better known. It's live on KPFK in L.A. and available on the web in different formats.

      Greed makes a really shitty foundation for a civilization to build itself upon.

      by Red Bean on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 07:05:19 AM PDT

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    •  But the Economist has shifted far rightward (0+ / 0-)

      ... since the Nineties, becoming (even more so than in the case of pre-NATO intervention Bosnia) an apologist for war crimes, and now unfortunately mingles fact and opinion in its unsigned news articles with the best of them. I subscribed to them for years but cancelled when the Economist, as they say around here, "jumped the shark."

      The Dutch children's chorus Kinderen voor Kinderen (= “kids for kids”): is a world cultural treasure.

      by lotlizard on Sun Apr 13, 2008 at 08:21:10 AM PDT

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