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Public Broadcasting Funding: A Legislative Alert (2011)

By Dwight Worden

There is an effort underway in the U.S. Congress to de-fund public broadcasting, which has been receiving about $430 million per year in federal funding.  Public radio presents such well known programs as A Prairie Home Companion, All Things Considered, and Fresh Air, as well as other nationally syndicated and local programs that have featured bluegrass music and artists.  Many bluegrass industry professionals report significant benefit to the bluegrass music industry from these broadcasts

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