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.
Mel Coryell was shocked when she saw her student, Brennan Stum, on the list of the high-school's bottom 50 students. He was in A-P classes and a constant reader, but Brennan struggled with math. Mel decided to get involved. As a part of StoryCorps residency in Indianapolis, Mel Coryell and Brennan Stum sat down and talked about the Brennan's rocky relationship with graduation.