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The Sciences

Call to Action: Save Science Friday!

The IntersectionBy Sheril KirshenbaumOctober 6, 2010 10:16 PM

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Jim Fruchterman explains Science Friday faces a funding crisis. According to host Ira Flatow:

We at SciFri are facing severe financial difficulties, i.e. raising money. NSF [National Science Foundation] has turned us down for continuing funding, saying they love what we do, we are sorely needed, but it's not their job to fund us. At the same time, NPR has said the same thing, telling us that if we want to stay on the air, etc, we now have to raise all our own money. Despite what listeners may think, NPR only gives us about 10 percent of our funding.

Readers we need you: Please go to the Science Friday sponsorship/donation page and make a donation! I did.

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