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.
The Spirit & Place Public Conversation is an on-stage dialogue featuring three nationally-known speakers from the worlds of arts, civics, and religion. Some call the Conversation “the intellectual highlight of the year” in Indianapolis. Attending the Conversation is a little like eavesdropping on a juicy chat between three powerful thinkers who would never otherwise meet. The Public Conversation sets the stage for the festival’s annual theme and serves as the centerpiece for Spirit & Place.