Subject: This time, it’s for real: Save NPR and PBS
You know that email petition that keeps circulating about how Congress is slashing funding for NPR and PBS? Well, now it’s actually true. (Really. Check at the bottom if you don’t believe me.)
Sign the petition telling Congress to save NPR and PBS:
A House panel has voted to eliminate all public funding for NPR and PBS, starting with “Sesame Street,” “Reading Rainbow,” and other commercial-free children’s shows. If approved, this would be the most severe cut in the history of public broadcasting, threatening to pull the plug on Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.
The cuts would slash 25% of the federal funding this year—$100 million—and end funding altogether within two years. The loss could kill beloved children’s shows like “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “Arthur,” and “Postcards from Buster.” Rural stations and those serving low-income communities might not survive. Other stations would have to increase corporate sponsorships.
Already, 300,000 people have signed the petition. Can you help us reach 400,000 signatures today?
P.S. Read the Washington Post report on the threat to NPR and PBS at:
sigur ros back on tour
09.21.05 Chicago, IL (Chicago Theater)
We should probably go, if we can.
aww, your LJ icons look so good together <3
what the hell is up?
are there any other tour dates in teh US?!
Keep in mind they pop in and out of the US. The tour dates go in cronilogical order, so keep scrolling to see more that might be in your area.
Yay! Thank you Willow *^_^*
I have idolized Sigur Ros for such a long time… their music is just hypnotizing
hey convince Corey to take you to the PM5K show in VA!!
Hah! Although I’d love to see Spider, we certainly don’t have the money (especially if we see Sigur Ros).
They put on a fabulous show. I hope you get to see them.