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WNYC Show 'Crowdsources' Arts & Culture Funding Segment

October 20, 2008

Brain_lehrer_showWe live in interesting times. Exhibit A: Public radio. The home of judicious, nonpartisan reporting. Somewhat obscure but always tasteful musical programming. Ira Glass and Click and Clack. Informed, sober...a little boring.

Here in the tri-state area we're blessed to have WNYC, home of the Peabody Award-winning "Brian Lehrer Show" (weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - noon).

For the last month, the show has been devoted to the acclaimed presidential election series "30 Issues in 30 Days" and has been building on a 2007 experiment with "crowdsourcing" by using wiki technology to let listeners "produce" six segments of the series, including this Friday's show (October 24, 10:00 a.m. EST) on Arts and Culture Funding. Listeners are encouraged to visit the wiki page created for the segment to suggest guests, story angles, background readings, and questions for the segment.

-- Mitch Nauffts

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