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5:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Friday Feedback for May 31, 2013

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Listener Shawn wrote about an NPR story:

I have an issue with the news that was broadcast on [May 13th]. The report involved the conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell on three of the murder charges on which he was tried. The newsreader stated that the doctor “allegedly” snipped the spines of the three babies who were born alive.

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5:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Friday Feedback for May 24, 2013

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I’ve spent some time this week looking over some the comments made by listeners when they pledge at whqr.org. Here’s a sample:

Eldon of Myrtle Beach wrote:

I enjoy the music offerings and the educated radio personalities I encounter, no matter the time or day. Even 'Car Talk' is a welcome change from the idiotic chatter that clutters most every other option on the air.

Christopher of Leland wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Friday Feedback for May 10, 2013

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We read a lot of listener comments during our on-air fund drives. But we also get pledges and comments year-round. Here are some that I found from people who pledged after our drive ended on March 27th:

Catherine Powell wrote:

I love the talk, education, commentary, and entertainment programs: Wait, Wait; Car Talk; This American Life; Diane Rehm; Prairie Home; and news.

Judith Erickson of Southport wrote:

[I] Love "Car Talk" "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me'", "Fresh Air", "Science Friday", etc.

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6:52 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Friday Feedback for April 19, 2013

Jemila's back.

Jemila’s back. And her listeners couldn’t be happier.

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6:52 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Friday Feedback for April 12, 2013

Neal Conan, host of Talk of the Nation
NPR

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.

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5:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Friday Feedback for April 5, 2013

The April 1st coup d'etat

Note: this text is a somewhat expanded version of the audio as aired.

Listener Ned wrote from Topsail:

NPR is ending Talk of the Nation on July 1st. Is it possible that WHQR will at that time broadcast both hours of the Diane Rehm show? That would be great.

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5:00 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 29, 2013

Weinstein the basset hound attempts to take a pledge call with his group, Carolina Basset Hound Rescue

Christy Lewis posted on WHQR Public Radio's timeline on March 18th::

WHQR! how about reaching out to the under 95 set during the day? if I have to hear another little known opera, I'm going to fall into a commonly known state: sleep.

Anne Russell wrote:

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Friday Feedback
5:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 15, 2013

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Long-time friend of the station Bo Biggs of Lumberton was concerned enough about a recent Diane Rehm show that he wrote a detailed criticism. Here are some excerpts:

As a long time listener of WHQR, I can appreciate the balancing act of views as over the years, the station has ventured into more talk vs. music, using the many excellent NPR programs. In that reflection, I have always maintained that a balance of views, be they the left or right, Democrat or Republican, or more close to home, Titan Cement’s pros or cons, be discussed.

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7:21 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 8, 2013

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Listeners Nick and David both take issue with NPR, though for different reasons. Nick, who has written to us about Israel before, wrote:

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5:00 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 1, 2013

Listener Mary Stephenson wrote on Wednesday:

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