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Fri September 14, 2012

Friday Feedback for September 14, 2012

This week’s comments are kind of a grab bag, including several from people who’ve made pledges in the last few weeks. Jason Crowgey says:

I love Science Friday and the Writer's Almanac. It's nice to live in a town with a public radio station.

John Earley says:

I miss Thistle and Shamrock!

Spring Harkins says:

My job is driving all day, and if it weren't for you guys I couldn't do it. I'm so happy this area has such a great public radio station.

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I am just amazed at the collective ignorance of the people in America. NASA'S already come come to Wrightsville Beach and said, "It's going under water. Don't leave it to your grandchildren." There's a very easy fix for the whole thing. It's a micronutrient that's called iron. It's put in the ocean and encourages the phytoplankton, which bring in carbon dioxide, the odorless, colorless gas that's causing all the global warming. Turns it into food. You end up with a whole lot more fish. So you all have plenty of fish to eat. But you have to do it. Isn't that something?

Listener Juanita wrote:

I loathe the “talk radio”. I simply do not care about the opinions of those who call in. I also dislike all Friday and Saturday night and “A Smooth Landing!

Erika Huddle says:

I love you guys; I was cold, but slowly warmed to Diane Rehm. [Her program is] insightful.

Elisabeth Sanders-Park says:

[I] Love the balance of programming, news, and music. Keep it up! You are one of the best things about living and running a business in Wilmington.

John Lapatchka says:

Since moving to Southeast NC this past May the first thing that I do every morning is tune in to WHQR. I'm interested in hearing about what is happening globally and locally and I get that from your morning program. Keep up the good work.

Listener Mike wrote about a recent commentary by Gwenyfar Rohler on T.S. Eliot's The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock:

I don't generally enjoy the WHQR commentaries - I'd rather hear more local news - but thank you for this one. Gwenyfar Rohler made the poem sound fresh and alive. It was a welcome change from Garrison Keillor's readings, which have a way of making every poem sound like the same mournful lullaby.

Listener Jo Ann wrote:

Comprehensive news coverage & in depth reporting [are] greatly appreciated!

June Cradick wrote:

I absolutely love being a grandma. Especially when my 4 year old grandson says something so cute that I have to share it.  Here goes:

Me:  Ezra, you are so smart.  How do you know so much?
Ezra:  I listen to National Public Radio.
June: Out of the mouths of babes! You gotta love it.

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