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Listener John wrote:

Listener Susan Hinger found a very creative way to give us feedback on something that we have been announcing. She wrote us a poem.

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This week we aired a 2-part series produced by WFAE in Charlotte about North Carolina’s film incentive program. It got some reaction.

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Listener Marvin wrote:

[Your] report on North Carolina public school salaries was interesting, but there was a huge gap in the coverage.

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The great pianist Marian McPartland passed way this week. Although she had not made any new recordings in recent years, her program Piano Jazz was the longest-running music show on NPR, and one that we carried for several years. Mary Virginia Swain posted on our website:

I listened to this show religiously when WHQR carried it. Such a delightful show, and Marian McPartland was a gem of a creative talent.

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Last week I played, without comment, a phone call from a listener who said that WHQR favors Christianity and feels that we should stop doing so. It prompted this response:

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Caroline Scudder wrote a nice handwritten note to us just prior to our July fund drive:

Our recent summer “Keep It Short” drive did end on the 3rd day, as we had hoped, and went over the goal. Many, many thanks to everyone who renewed or made a new member pledge. If you haven’t yet checked out the Bass Locator map created by Michelle Crouch, you owe to yourself to take a close look here. It’s a riot.

As is our custom, here’s a sample of comments that were sent in by phone or on the web:

Matthew Williams said:

[It's the] greatest thing on the planet- [the] last bastion of real journalism!

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Listener Carla wrote:

This has been quite a week at WHQR. For about four days, we were plagued with network outages and slowdowns that disrupted everything from recording network shows to seeing web pages to answering emails. It’s frustrating when someone sends you a message asking “What’s wrong?” and we can’t even reply to tell them. Thank goodness for Facebook and Twitter.

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