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Creating art, and disseminating it through media, are never easy tasks, even in the best economic times. And in times like these, the job gets even harder. So the slightest additional obstacle can seem suddenly insurmountable.

So it can’t be easy for Radio Papesse, an independent Web radio emitter in Tuscany, to deal with what happened to them shortly after an assignment into the Appennine Mountains. Coming back home, as they stopped in a cafe for some panini, Coming back home, as they stopped in a cafe for some panini, much of their equipment was stolen from their car.

If you give Radio Papesse a listen, you’ll discover very quickly why they’re worth sustaining. Here’s who they are:

Radio Papesse is the first and only art and culture radio born within an Italian public Contemporary Art Center. … On the back of our past in a public institution, since January 2009 Radio Papesse has moved forward indipendently and it’s now a non-profit cultural association. What is going to be unchanged is our will to make you listen to the sounds, the voices and the news from the contemporary art world.

Stop by if you can, show them some support and listen to some of their excellent programming (it’s multilingual, there is English-language programming). My friend Cristiano Magi, a programmer on the show, assures me that every form of support, including simple word-of-mouth, makes a difference.