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6:52 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Friday Feedback for April 12, 2013

Karen Gilbert of Southport wrote:

NPR is discarding the enlightening, wonderful program, Talk of the Nation and Neal Conan, the fine unbiased, gentleman journalist. This program made me feel NPR was fair and balanced but I know differently especially highlighted when 91.3 brought in Diane Rehm, who no NPR employee can honestly say is fair and balanced, just too much to ask of most of today's journalists. This is a great loss. Shame on NPR.

We had comments about this topic last week also.

Community commentator Maryann Nunnally’s essay this week, Whatever Happened to Childhood?, drew this reaction from Warren Liehn:

As a retired teacher I couldn’t agree more. Thank you

and Bpottle wrote:

Amen, Ms. Nunnally! Thank you!

And Bill Bolduc had this comment on Gwenyfar Rohler’s essay, Manual Labor:

Phenomenal piece Gwenyfar! Well done.

Listener Alex wondered why in our newscasts we pronounce the name of a South Carolina Congressional candidate as Elizabeth COLE-bert Busch. He suggests that it should be col-BEAR. According to reliable sources, most of the family pronounces the name "COLE-bert". It's actually Irish, not French. Late-night host Stephen, the candidate's brother, uses the cole-BEAR, but the rest of his family do not.

Lee Tindally wrote on our Facebook page:

Thank you for the Azalea Festival's Historic Homes Tour tickets! I can't believe I won! I've been in shock ever since I received your call this morning. I look forward to the tour this weekend.

– plus a smiley face.

William Lewis wrote on our website:

[I] was a casual This American Life listener (whenever it was on) until recently. I've listened to every This American Life episode from this year. Working on last year. [I’m] Hooked.

Listener Carroll Niesen wrote about our recent re-broadcast of the Sacred Harp Singers documentary:

This program is so wonderful! Thanks for airing it a second time.

And Anne Brennan, Executive Director of the Cameron Art Museum, wrote about our live singing there last week:

On Saturday I was working here … hammering out a business plan. It was the first of 3 bearing down days. The sound of Sacred Harp singing humming through the museum complex was one of the most extraordinary experiences I’ve ever known here AND during a time I was so otherwise engaged! I wanted to leave numbers and laptops and sing, something fierce!

We are most honored that you came to us with this remarkable program. [We] are most keen to help grow a group here and for CAM to continue as the venue. ..Ours is a partnership, thanks to you… Sacred Harp Singing [is] yet one more of the remarkable offerings that … WHQR [is] bringing to our community. Thank you!

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