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.