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    Book Discussion Points on the Dial

    Alexander Russo talked about his book, Points on the Dial: Golden Age Radio beyond the Networks, in which he chronicles the histories of production, distribution, and reception practices…

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    Communicators with National Association of Broadcasters President Smith

    Former Senator Gordon Smith (R-OR), president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Broadcasters, talked about several of the major issues in television and…

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    Q&A with Steve Inskeep

    Steve Inskeep discussed his book, Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi. He said he chose Karachi because the city best exemplifies the growth and change of a town when the population…

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    Federal Communications Commission Oversight

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners testified at an oversight hearing of their agency. Topics included the upcoming broadband spectrum auction, network neutrality,…

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    Book Discussion on Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany

    Historian Richard Lucas, a shortwave radio enthusiast, talked about the life of Mildred Gillars and how the American-born radio performer became employed by the Nazis during World War II…

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    Federal Funding for Public Broadcasting

    Patrick Butler talked about efforts in the House of Representatives to cut funding for public broadcasting, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The House…

    408 views
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    Debate on Barring National Public Radio Funding

    Members debated legislation to eliminate public funding for NPR (formerly National Public Radio).

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    Future of Public Radio

    Vivian Schiller talked about National Public Radio’s (NPR) vision for the future of public radio and the achievements of NPR’s member stations. She said the current federal…

    1,406 views
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    Future of Public Radio

    Participants spoke about the 40-year history of National Public Radio (NPR). Among the topics they addressed were the beginnings of NPR, how youth audiences feel about radio, Commenter Juan…

    209 views
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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for responses to the question, "Should tax dollars continue to go to NPR (National Public Radio?") Rachel Stassen-Berger talked by telephone about President Obama…

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    Bill Bennett on Writing and His Radio Show

    A video was shown of Mr. Bennett giving a tour of the radio station in Arlington, Virginia, from where his show “Morning in America” is broadcast. He introduced…

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    Toxic Talk Book Party

    A book party was held for Toxic Talk: How the Radical Right Has Poisoned America’s Airwaves (Thomas Dunne Books, 2010) by Bill Press. Bill Press was shown mingling with the…

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    Eric Asher Radio Show, Part 2

    A live simulcast of “Inside New Orleans with Eric Asher” was shown. Due to technical difficulties that occurred approximately an hour and fifteen minutes into the show, the…

    236 views
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    Eric Asher Radio Show, Part 1

    A live simulcast of “Inside New Orleans with Eric Asher” radio show was shown. Topics included the importance of oil and gas drilling and the seafood industry to the…

    346 views
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    Radio Performance Royalties

    Guests discussed efforts by legislators to require commercial radio stations to pay royalties such as songwriters currently receive to the performers of music. The effort has been led…

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    After Words with Brian Jennings

    Brian Jennings talked about his book Censorship: The Threat to Silence Talk Radio (Threshold Editions; May 5, 2009). In his book the conservative talk-show programmer decries efforts by…

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    Public Broadcasting and Commercial Media

    Vivian Schiller, president and CEO of National Public Radio, talked about lessons public broadcasting could learn from commercial media and vice versa. Among the topics she addressed…

    20,586 views
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    Music Industry Issues

    Neil Portnow talked about active legislation over royalties for radio airplay and other issues, including piracy, copyright law, and digital music’s influence on the recording…

    250 views
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    Obama RadioNation 2009

    Bill Press hosted other progressive talk-radio hosts and other guests on-stage together for a celebration of the inauguration of Barack Obama and the role progressive talk radio played in…

    639 views
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    Q&A with Lionel

    Lionel talked about the co-opting and distortion of the terms “conservative” and “liberal,” the media, and his book Everyone’s Crazy Except You and Me...And…

    652 views
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