Some may say it's an overused standby, but thank you so much … for playing Carmina Burana on Wednesday! I will never grow tired of it and always turn up the volume real high listening at home or in the car. There's a past NPR story in which Scott Simon talks about why so many artists have performed the piece. Were the words really written by monks?
Scott Cornwall recently turned to our overnight BBC coverage for some information. He wrote this on our Facebook page:
I'm not really interested in British soccer scores, and that's all the BBC is talking about. I was hoping to hear something about Mali, a music festival, or something. At any rate, odds and sods....you should have played Stockhausen all night! Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……..
There's a new yet familiar voice with us this week, hosting All Things Considered. As listener Jeff wrote:
It's great to hear Jeremy Loeb back with us.
Jeremy is a UNCW grad, and a former intern with WHQR who later worked at WUNC in Chapel Hill and in Washington, DC. We're delighted to welcome him back to the late afternoon shift.
And we're also very grateful to our intern Asia Brown, who did a terrific job on the show for the last several months. You'll hear more of Asia elsewhere on the station. So, welcome Jeremy and thanks, Asia!
An anonymous long-time friend of the station from Lumberton sent us a generous end-of-year donation along with this note:
Everytime I listen to Diane Rehm, my enthusiasm tends to be dampened. But never mind me. With the exception of my feelings that the station leans more left than it ever has before and is not balanced in certain program choices … the music is non-political and has no ideology, and I enjoy that – so I will donate.
We thank anonymous both for the contribution and the comment.