pledge drive

Recent events have reminded me of a curiously prevalent trait of humankind: generosity.

Pledge drive!

Yep, it's that time again, and if you thought you could get some relief from it here in my commentary spot, well... you're not.

I joke around a lot during KMUW’s pledge drives with my little song parodies and twangy banjo riffs. As a cartoonist, I guess I’m used to making light of serious issues. That’s what cartoonists do, after all.

But don’t let my silliness obscure the significance of public radio’s economic plight. Recessionary pressures affect us all, including this radio station. What if they had to lay off Click and Clack? What if Sylvia Poggioli or Garrison Keillor found themselves in line at a soup kitchen somewhere?