Perhaps Mr. Jager will recall Jesus teaching that prayer should be a private rather than a public exercise. Indeed, the Gospel of Matthew tells us Jesus warned: “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. . . . And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." -- Matthew 6:1, 5-6 (NIV).
At least the bus stops there.
@Unanonymous, I think what Bier was alluding to is that the grant was approved with property as the matching funds - unfortunately property will not buy equipment. While the property was up for sale, private loans (now totaling about $90k) were taken out to start the digital upgrade process before the construction permits expired. The property has since sold, but KMUD has become a note holder and will be receiving mortgage payments for the next 14 years totally over $100k. I don't see how this could possibly be interpreted as fraud, especially considering that it was all approved by the funder through the grant process.
Essentially KMUD is asset rich and cash poor - not a terrible place to be in for a non-profit, but it does make it very hard to cover the bills.
Great write-up! Thanks Bob!
FYI, I'm just the volunteer music coordinator. It takes a village to pull the whole shindig together. Cheers!
I think no political signs more than 30 days before the elections is a great law!
As far as I can tell, Estelle has been campaigning for the last 18+ months. This fortuna fiasco shows her true colors as a politician. I hope the 2nd district voters get a chance to see how Estelle likes to re-interpret regulations as they benefit her.
So sad - I love the Eye. I have a hard time believing there is a higher caliber in Humboldt, but I'll hold out hope. I sure hope Kevin considers spending some of his spare time playing Frank Zappa.
Estelle was the former news director of Redway's KMUD, a community radio station.
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