After 13 years running a non-profit that fostered cross-cultural dialogue, I happily accepted a new position as stay-at-home mom last November. My conversations went from “Tell Me More” to Murray’s “Word on the Street.”
NPR keeps me connected to the world beyond my girls. Thanks to public media, my heart ached as I listened to on-the-ground reports from the recent war in Gaza and Israel. I followed the trial of my former governor and explored its impact on national and Virginia politics. And, I got a little more comfortable with my recent diabetes diagnosis after hearing about how Miss Idaho proudly wears her insulin pump on her bikini. Public media enables me to be as conversant in current events with the occasional fellow adult as I am having a discourse about friendly, furry monsters with the preschool set. Thank you, public media.
Public media gives two sides to an issue and then allows me to form my own thoughts and opinions on that matter. NPR and PBS help me and so many others hone in on our critical thinking skills.
Public Media Teaches Me: to see through my children’s eyes
PBS has played a very important part in my life and my children’s lives. There are so many things that I have learned from programs aired on our local PBS station. I guess it can all be placed under “using my imagination”, because the content of the great programming allows me to do so many things from the comfort of my home! I can paint without going to a studio, travel without moving an inch, cook without taking expensive classes, decorate, grow a beautiful garden, and the list is endless!
In my picture, you see the front of my desk that was created by 15 very young imaginative artists who all have watched PBS! I love PBS!
Public media deepens my understanding of the world around me through great programming that promotes learning.
“Public media teaches me the wisdom of Ken Burns.”
Public radio and TV is the lifeblood of a free and vibrant population, living the American dream of free speech, freedom of equality and freedom of thought. It brings content and hope to those of us interested in preserving the American ideal.
WLJT General Manager & CEO, Monica Cochran, states Public Media Teaches Me what is going on in my local community.
My son and I have watched PBS cooking shows together since he was a child. He went on to culinary school and is now a chef. I’m still learning… from both PBS and my son.
… how connected I am to the whole world.