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.
Although a celebrated mural artist around the world, Joani Rothenberg finds her greatest joy in teaching young people the “secrets” of expressing themselves through painting. “Think of it as your own personal road,” she tells them. As one budding muralist tells us: “She’s helped me bring out all my feelings through art and that makes my painting splendid.”