Poll Question: Federal Funding of National Public Radio

Will NPR continue to receive federal funding?  It's now up to the U.S. Senate to determine.
Will NPR continue to receive federal funding? It's now up to the U.S. Senate to determine.

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives made a St. Patrick's Day vote Thursday to end federal funding of National Public Radio, or NPR.

On the right, Republicans insist the vote was a step to reduce spending, saying the cuts would save up to $60 million a year. On the left, Democrats are accusing the move as a way for Republicans to get rid of what they feel is a medium with a liberal bias.

A statement issued by NPR officials indicate they feel “the bill is a direct effort to weaken public radio that would ultimately choke local stations' ability to serve their audiences.”

We want to know what you think. This week's Bank of Sheridan / sheridanmedia.com poll question is: Should federal funding for National Public Radio be 1) eliminate; 2) phased out; 3) stay the same; or 4) no opinion.

Cast your vote here: http://www.sheridanmedia.com/pol... and feel free to leave appropriate comments.

Then be sure to tune in to the Jackson Electric Open Line this Friday morning at 9:10 to hear the results, on NewsTalk 930 KROE.

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