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
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
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