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  • Brigitte Collee
    This chain letter keeps circulating since 1995. It was initiated by two freshmen who had good intentions but poor methodology. Internet petition has no
    Message 1 of 3 , Jun 14, 2005
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      This chain letter keeps circulating since 1995. It was initiated by two freshmen who had good intentions but poor methodology. Internet petition has no validity at all as no signature can be checked or validated... 
       
      Brigitte Collee
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Tuesday, June 14, 2005 9:09 PM
      Subject: [hreg] Funding for NPR  

       
      Subject: funding for NPR  

      On NPR's Morning Edition, Nina Tottenberg announced that if the Supreme Court supports Congress, it will, in effect, be the end of the National Public Radio (NPR), National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). PBS, NPR and the arts are facing major cutbacks in funding. In spite of the efforts of each station to reduce spending costs and streamline their services, some government officials believe that the funding currently going to these programs is too large a portion of funding for something which is seen as not worthwhile.
       
      This is for anyone  who thinks NPR/PBS is a worthwhile expenditure of $1.12/year of their taxes. The only way that our representatives can be aware of the base of support for PBS and funding for these types of programs is by making
      our voices heard. Please add your name to this list and forward it to friends who believe in what this stands for. This list will be forwarded to the President and the Vice President of the United States. This petition is being passed around the Internet. Please add your name to it so that funding can be maintained for NPR, PBS, and the NEA.
       
      HOW TO SIGN: IT'S EASY:
      First SELECT all of the text in this message, then COPY and PASTE it into a new email (DO NOT FORWARD). ADD your name to the bottom of the list and SEND it to everyone in your list.
       
      DON'T WORRY ABOUT DUPLICATES.  
      This is being sent to several people at once to add their names to the petition. It won't matter if many people receive the same list as THE NAMES ARE BEING MANAGED. If you decide not to sign, please don't kill it. Send it to the email address listed here: wein2688@...  
      If you happen to be the 150th, 200th, 250th, etc., signer of this petition, please, forward a copy to the above address. This way we can keep track of the lists and organize them. Send this to everyone you know, and help us to keep these
      programs alive. Thank you!


      Judith Ruderman
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    • David Power
      I ve lived near San Antonio for almost a year and didn t even know that there was a public radio station here. I do miss KPFT. Now I get NPR on XMradio and its
      Message 2 of 3 , Jun 15, 2005
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        I've lived near San Antonio for almost a year and didn't even know that there was a public radio station here. I do miss KPFT. Now I get NPR on XMradio and its not the same.
        ----- Original Message -----
        Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 7:57 PM
        Subject: Re: [hreg] Funding for NPR  

        Moot point.
        Public radio is done so poorly in San Antonio there is no way I would consider supporting it either personally or through legislation.  It really is awful programming here. 
         
      • LaVerne Williams
        KPFT can be listed to online ... From: David Power To: hreg@yahoogroups.com Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:52 PM Subject: Re: [hreg] Funding for NPR I ve
        Message 3 of 3 , Jun 15, 2005
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          KPFT can be listed to online
          ----- Original Message -----
          Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 9:52 PM
          Subject: Re: [hreg] Funding for NPR  

          I've lived near San Antonio for almost a year and didn't even know that there was a public radio station here. I do miss KPFT. Now I get NPR on XMradio and its not the same.
          ----- Original Message -----
          Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2005 7:57 PM
          Subject: Re: [hreg] Funding for NPR  

          Moot point.
          Public radio is done so poorly in San Antonio there is no way I would consider supporting it either personally or through legislation.  It really is awful programming here. 
           
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