‘The Pub’ #113: How states are doling out dollars for public media

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Ever wonder how much your state spends on public media? Do you know how much it spends per resident? And where does that money go?

Current has got you covered with a new, comprehensive guide to state funding. It tracks and explains state funding in the 36 states where broadcasters receive direct funding from the state — that means a line item on the state budget.

On this episode of The Pub, I talk with Current Digital Editor Mike Janssen about some of the major trends and takeaways.

Also, a few thoughts on Won’t You Be My Neighbor? and what public media can learn from Fred Rogers.

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