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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

" The Mind's Ear Presents: " on Free Radio Santa Cruz Saturday, January 20th at 9PM(PST) + Sunday, January 21 at 7PM (PST) - 3 hour tribute streaming at http://freeradiosc.radio.net/

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“If it gets harder for independent media to stream online, the low-power FM stations will become even more important” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/06/us/low-power-radio.html?_r=0

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http://idlewords.com/talks/ancient_web.htm "This is the power that radio has to persuade through emotion, repetition, familiarity, and tone, rather than facts or argument. A good radio broadcast makes you feel like a part of something bigger, even as you listen alone."

"We have to assume the new technologies we invent will concentrate power, too. There is always a gap between mass adoption and the first skillful political use of a medium. With the Internet, we are crossing that gap right now."

"Radios don't just talk to us anymore, they listen, and they know how to whisper algorithmically-targeted messages to us in ways we’ll find persuasive.

"It is a scary world we're building. And building it this way is a choice, not a necessity. We can't un-invent the Internet, but we can decide that the right way to fund it is not by building a Panopticon."

"The Utopian qualities that made us love the web have not disappeared, even as it's become centralized and corporate, and we can find ways to defend and express them in our work.

The important thing is to recognize that there is a fight, and a need for individual acts of creative resilience.

We have to make sure that the powerful don't get comfortable using our tools. And we have to find ways to dismantle the surveillance economy before it becomes a poltical weapon turned against our democracy. "

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http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/revisiting-glenn-gould-s-revolutionary-radio-documentary-1.4460709 “hybrids of music, drama, and several other strains, including essay, journalism, anthropology, ethics, social commentary, [and] contemporary history”

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The Broadcasting Corporation of Newfoundland radio play - Little Billy Penton's Christmas in the Mines http://gporter.net/great/episodes/ge_s3_12.mp3

Grant Potter

https://www.knightfoundation.org/public-media-white-paper-2017-gardner "Countries with strong public broadcasters have higher levels of social trust, and the people who live in them are less likely to hold extremist political views."

"Our new era is marked by the multitude of people and institutions with the capacity to broadcast, each with different normative standards – and some with no concerns about accuracy even as a standard that is not always upheld – with a polarized public with little trust in any intermediary, and drawn to information that confirms preexisting biases. The result is a frayed, incoherent and polarized public sphere."

"Public broadcasters were designed to elevate the societies in which they operated: to help them be smarter, better informed, healthily pluralistic and successful. For decades they did exactly that. Their impact faded because of technological and public policy changes: we cut their funding, we deregulated their industry, and we didn't make the kind of policy interventions in the digital world that we had been making for decades in conventional radio and TV. Today, we're in a mess. Our societies are fractured and fragile, and we need to heal the rift between the people and the institutions intended to serve them. I believe that calls for a reinvestment in public institutions, including public broadcasters, and for those institutions to recenter themselves on public service."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

Grant Potter