Todd Mundt is now blogging about where Iowa Public radio will be going.
I think that Iowa has a message for all in Public Media.
- Our listeners do not want us to compete with each other. In this case inside of Iowa - but surely also nationally - if they knew about how suspicious many stations and producers were of each other - they would be amazed.
- THE issue for stations is NOT BYPASS. It is do we offer a valuable service to our community?
- "Valuable" means local news and programs that have the same quality as national offerings.
- Valuable means getting behind issues that are vital for your community and offering a good way for citizens to get engaged.
This is I feel a fractal seed for all of Public radio. Where Iowa goes today is where America has to go.