The host of “America From Scratch” said he could no longer reconcile his Black identity with TPT’s refusal to address racial issues with authenticity.
The project’s initial phase will provide about 40 smart speakers to people in assisted-living facilities.
“This shortfall represents a very real threat to the continued existence of WyomingPBS,” said GM Terry Dugas.
Six finalists are competing for the grant from the MacArthur Foundation’s 100&Change competition.
University stations have been shut out of applying for the relief loans.
Debuting in January, the “Masterpiece” revamp of the long-running classic features a more contemporary sensibility.
At an executive session with the PBS president, Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates Jr. discussed how the pandemic has affected productions of their next major series.
Jones joined NPR last year after working for SiriusXM Radio.
PBS started broadcasting national programming through a commercial station in the region June 30.
The recent decline in listening has been staggering, but so is the opportunity lying right behind it to make infrequent listeners more loyal.
“One of the biggest things for me was to know that we would be treating these stories with justice and presenting them in the most honest and effective way possible,” says host and producer Ahmed Badr.
As an NPR board member, Lucas led the committee that oversaw an investigation of sexual harassment by NPR news leaders.