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OUR OPINION: Broadcasting


Few critics of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting have anything bad to say about Big Bird or Arthur or any of the children’s characters that entertain and educate young people on public television. Yet it’s clear these are no ordinary times and Congress and President Barack Obama should take a long hard look at the roughly $400 million in federal tax money that public radio and television receive annually. That federal support is being debated in Congress this week.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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