A shockingly prescient 1970 mission statement for the precursor to NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’

Do you get the feeling that we — as a culture — are becoming more tribalized? More prone to only listen and support those who agree with us or who we feel are a member of our clan? You’re not alone; it’s also not the first time we’ve been through this.

The image below was from a grant application for a new show called ‘Fresh Air’. The hope was that better media could help change the national dialogue. It’s a reminder that we’ve been here before, and clearly, we have some lessons that didn’t take. For additional perspective on our new-again national crisis, check out this article from The Current. This grant application was written in 1970.

Josh Wolsky

Josh Wolsky is a Minot native and developer of the Minot Voice. He is also actively involved the Friends of the Souris River and all efforts to #MakeMinot. He also had the recent misfortune of being elected to Minot's City Council.

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