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Graeme Interviews Podcaster Jesse Thorn in London

Recently I was lucky enough to meet up with America’s radio sweetheart Jesse Thorn. Jesse was in London to do his talk Make Your Thing, which is “a crash course in independent thing-making in the internet age“

Over the past ten years, Jesse Thorn has built his college radio show, The Sound of Young America, into an independent media powerhouse – and a full-time job. When the show was picked up for distribution by Public Radio International, Thorn became the youngest national public radio host ever. His other media efforts, like the hit podcast Jordan, Jesse, Go! and the style blog and video series Put This On have been similarly successful. His work has been featured in Time, Salon, The New York Times and BoingBoing, among others. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on November 28, 2011 in Radio

 

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Radio Doer Sabrina Says “Defend Public Media!”

Hey everyone! It’s Sabrina. As the Radio Doer here at Brown Paper Tickets, it’s essential that I advocate for public media. Therefore, in response to the recent threats on public media funding, I sent this letter to the editor of the Seattle Times expressing my concerns:

In my job and in my social life, I work to support public broadcasting and community media.

In our region, we’re fortunate to have several public media institutions. The House Appropriations Committee is proposing to wean NPR off federal funding by 2014. How will this impact KUOW and KPLU?

The attacks on public media funding have inspired many to get out in front of this issue and take action. I encourage you to do so as well. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2011 in Doers, Radio, Radio

 

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