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We Need The Public Arts by Jefferson Geiger

I can’t believe I need to make this argument in 2017, but here we are. We need the National Endowment for the Arts and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Ronald Reagan attempted to kill the NEA in 1981, Newt Gingrich wanted to in the 90s, and now it looks like Trump’s team is planning to do the same along with the National Endowment for the Humanities and privatizing the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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The Pod That Launched 100 Casts by Jefferson Geiger

Podcasts, a term for an audio-only show distributed via the internet, didn’t really enter the zeitgeist until “Serial” came along. The first Peabody Award-winning season of the spinoff of “This American Life” focused on the trial of Adnan Syed and captured the attention of millions. However, two years before “Serial” spawned, “Welcome to Night Vale” was already changing the medium.

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