Federal public television budget cuts to hit small stations hardest

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MinnPost staff Not exactly standing up for the little guy. The Star Tribune’s Neal Justin reports: “Public TV and radio stations in Minnesota would take a financial hit if President Trump is successful in eliminating the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. But for smaller operations, the outcome could be more dire. … ‘If it goes away, we go away,’ said Margaret Rousu, general manager for KKWE-FM, which serves the White Earth Indian Reservation and the surrounding region of northwestern Minnesota. ‘We’re nothing like National Public Radio or Minnesota Public Radio. We have a 45 percent unemployment rate on our reservation. Half the kids are considered to be living in poverty. We don’t have the kind of money in our community to...

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