FROM Kurt Hanson
D-Day for Webcasters Click Here to Listen/Right Click to Download Webcasters are supporting the Internet Radio Equality Act , which has garnered bipartisan support in the House as well as the Senate. In addition, they have filed appeals and a request for a stay with the US District Court in Washington, DC. If none of these tactics succeed, webcasters will be required to send checks to Sound Exchange , the collection agency for the record companies and the artists, on July 15. Rates are retroactive to 2006. KCRW General Manager Ruth Seymour joins Pandora , Live365 , Yahoo , AccuRadio , indie webcaster BAGeL Radio and public radio station WAMU /Washington, DC to describe the effects that the new rates will have on their ability to stream and to serve audiences online. More KCRW Copyright Royalty Board Coverage
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Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.