Bands That Go Green

Reprinted from Sarah Lipman thegreenguide.com Musicians have long been catalysts for social change. When it comes to the environment though, the music industry has lagged behind. However, many musicians today are climbing aboard the “green” tour bus. Why should they care? As a whole, the music industry contributes 150,000 tons …

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Internet vs. Television

A Dumbed-Down Version of the Internet Excerpted from PR Watch, “A Dumbed Down Version of the Internet,” Second Quarter 2001 Obviously, no one who criticizes television can unreservedly embrace the Internet. One cathode ray tube can be as bad as another and there are many users wasting their lives in …

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Twin Cities Community Radio

Dan Richmond KFAI Community Radio / Program Director The state of commercial radio in the Twin Cities is horrible. In my opinion, it always has been. Fortunately, our community is blessed with a number of non-profit, non-commercial radio stations that offer more to listeners than commercials and contrived corporate programming. …

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Why Progressives Should Care

Carla J. Magnuson and John Slade Twin Cities-Independent Media Center With media mergers spurred on by the deregulating 1996 Telecommunications Act, newspapers, TV stations and radio stations are increasingly owned by a few media moguls. Public television and radio (PBS & NPR) are regularly turning to commercial interests to underwrite …

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