In his new budget, released today, Trump is bolstering the military, and of course, putting aside billions to build a wall that no one wants, specifically$1.5 billion for his border wall this fiscal year and $2.6 billion in the next one, and slashing money from the arts foundations. Funding for The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which provides support to NPR and PBS,  is being eliminated. What does this mean for Sesame Street, which was created and paid for by PBS? Also taking a hit, The Environmental Protection Agency, which us suffering a $2.6 billion ‘curtailment’ – 31 percent of its current funding.

The head of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting blasted President Trump’s proposed budget cuts, which will impact PBS, the public television network best known for Big Bird.

‘The elimination of federal funding to CPB would initially devastate and ultimately destroy public media’s role in early childhood education, public safety, connecting citizens to our history, and promoting civil discussions – all for Americans in both rural and urban communities,’ said Patricia Harrison, the president and CEO of the CPB in a statement today.


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Evan Hosie has worked as a Women's Lifestyle editor/writer (expert in the beauty and fashion vertical); created the Pop Culture section for; never met a gadget she didn't want; and spends too much time on Social Media.

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