Public broadcasting is 170 Million Americans strong07/22/11 Lisa Marzilli, Beth Bell
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During its most recent session, under Governor Rick Scott, the Republican controlled legislature voted to cut all state funding for public broadcasting. The cost to WMNF was about $62,000. In light of that development we began todayâ€™s Last Call by highlighting a national action campaign that formed in response to the Republican attack on public broadcasting both statewide and nationally - a project called 170MillionAmericans.
170 Million Americans is a partnership of more than 400 public television and radio stations throughout the country, national organizations, producers and the millions of Americans who rely on public media every day. WMNF is one of those partners.
We were joined on the phone by Jeff Nelson, Managing Director of Public Strategy at Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media.