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WCPE Head Deborah Proctor on Saving Internet Radio

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Deborah Proctor
Fiona Morgan of the Independent did a great interview with WCPE head Deborah Proctor about the latest Copyright Royalty Board ruling, the evil that is SoundExchange, current pending legislation in Congress as regards Internet Radio and the future of independent radio streaming on the net.

You too can help Save Internet Radio (see here).

Note: ibiblio provides streaming for WCPE and 7 other independent stations including the first station on the net, WXYC.

Two Hidden Treasures of East Lansing

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Not all in East Lansing is Odyssey of the Mind or even Michigan State University.

Thanks to former local David Harrison, we turned up at the International Travelers Club and Tuba Museum where we turned up some rich local micro-brews last night.

Today walking down the street after the cold rain, we found a wonderful almost indescribable used bookshop, The Curious Book Shop, has the best collection of vintage pulp I’ve seen including tons of great old edition Sci-fi and such wonders as the “Two Loves of Nurse Ellen” and “Diary of a Hell Cat.” You could not make this titles up, much less write 150 pages to match the titles — then the lovely covers. They are of a certain age and so are ageless.

Folkstreams.net and Tom Davenport on NPR Today

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Tom Davenport and fairy tale film collaborator Sarah Toth
I wrote a quick note about the Weekend Edition story about Tom Davenport and folkstreams.net this morning earlier, but I’m just now getting to hear it (thanks NPR site) and it’s great. Tom and Bill Ferris do a wonderful job of describing the project and telling us why it’s so important.

The associated website gives a close approximation of the audio with links to several popular and very different (from each other) Folkstreams films.