The Comey scandal gives us a good opportunity to talk about the cases of Dan Heyman and of Jenni Monet, two community media journalists recently arrested, as well as the importance of community journalism for democracy. Radio World has my new column.
After the rescue of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, I reflected on the public’s impact on Washington debates. Much has been made about DC dealings. I tend to believe Americans helped push this discussion in the right direction. Read my latest in Radio World.
My new essay for Radio World reflects on the need to speak up for local music and communities. A new Congressional debate on royalty rates is drawing attention. I remark on some of the issues it creates for your area’s culture and commerce. My latest for Radio World is here.
KPFK in Los Angeles is a station beleaguered with issues, from fundraising problems to programming suggesting homosexuality was caused by admiration of Black penises. General Manager Radford got let go recently. Her supporters then apparently stole the station’s social media accounts and continue to post rants against Radford’s ouster and that of Lydia Brazon, former board chair. It’s a move […]
One reason, among many, I’m critical of liberals, radicals and progressives of late is what feels like a lack of integrity. There’s rejoicing about the downfall of far-right troll Milo Yiannopoulos for advocating sex with children by arguing for their agency. The dirty secret is there’s plenty of tolerance on the left for sex worker narratives […]