For every $1 of federal funding, public broadcasting stations raise more than $6 from local sources — a tremendous return and a successful public-private partnership. Still, the new administration is proposing to eliminate this funding and leave millions of Americans without what they believe is the most trusted source of news, information and early education in the country.
With high unemployment and the recession, it's a perfect storm. Business, government and education leaders agree that one way to weather it is to use higher education as the path to higher employment. One in five jobs in Indiana are in manufacturing and logistics: that sector remains Indiana's economic backbone. In this segment, "Staying Competitive," you'll hear about some solutions -- and the increasing role that "stackable credentials" and portable credentials" can play in building a workforce pipeline to keep Indiana competitive. You'll also hear about changes and new directions from Indiana's Workforce Development, Conexus, and Indiana's Commission for Higher Education, Governor Daniels and two national labor experts.