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humanodon  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Teen to government: Change your typeface, save millions - CNN.com

I don't know what NPR is like in other states, but in NH it's pretty well-funded by the public (including businesses) and has to be as it receives very little funding from the state anyway.

My advice to Ricardo is to leave Nebraska. He could go back to school, perhaps even go back for more cheaply if his state chooses to invest in state universities with money they save by printing very faint memos on very thin paper stock.

    Educate thyself Ricardo!

    - The State of Nebraska

cgod  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The further away you get from an urban center the more public broadcasting stations are funded by government money. I've heard the claim that many rural stations would have to close up shop without government subsidy. I don't know how true this is but it at least sounds plausible.

humanodon  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah, certainly plausible, especially for a very big state with a low population.

user-inactivated  ·  2262 days ago  ·  link  ·  

oh yeah, everyone can just choose to move and start school on a whim

humanodon  ·  2261 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yup. This reply and my other reply were totally serious.

Note also that the article said nothing about NPR and that just because money might be saved, there is no guarantee that it would necessarily be spent on the public.