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.
Jane Alexander and John Roach were married for only a month before he was diagnosed with A-L-S, or Lou Gehrig's disease. John passed four years later. During StoryCorps' residency in Indianapolis last month, Jane sat down with her son, Asher Matthews, and they talked about what made john's sense of humor unique.