WBEZ | Greg Petrowich http://www.wbez.org/tags/greg-petrowich Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Rural areas may suffer with defunding of CPB and NPR http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-17/rural-areas-may-suffer-defunding-cpb-and-npr-83855 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-March/2011-03-17/Rural Illinois Flickr baldwinm16.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Though many think NPR could live without government funding, that may not be the case for many stations that serve small cities and rural areas. If funds from the <a target="_blank" href="http://cpb.org/">Corporation for Public Broadcasting</a> were to go away, it is likely that some of these stations would cease operations.<br /><br />To find out more, <em>Eight Forty-Eight </em>spoke to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.npr.org/people/120638554/greg-petrowich">Greg Petrowich</a>. He&rsquo;s the Executive Director for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wsiu.org/">WSIU</a> &ndash; the public broadcasting station in Carbondale, Illinois. He also serves on NPR&rsquo;s Board of Directors.</p></p> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 12:56:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-03-17/rural-areas-may-suffer-defunding-cpb-and-npr-83855