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Do you listen to NPR?

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Nov 18, 2006.

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  1. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

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    Do you listen to NPR?
     
  2. atestring

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    I think I do.
    I listen to APR Alabama Public Radio. I think they are part of NPR.
    I listen to Prararie Home Companion and NPR News and The Bama Bluegrass Show which originartes from the University of Alabama.
     
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    My goodness, so many of us are liberals:laugh:

    I do like to skip around the radio dial every now and then. Though I do like Rush, I like to get all three sides of a story. In the end, I listen to all the reporting, then I decide.

    Salty

    Ps, I do not have cable, do I do not get Fox news.
     
  4. mcdirector

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    Not anymore. I used to listen to it all the time, but Ron got me satellite radio and now I listen to Fox where I can still hear Juan Williams (he was my favorite at NPR).
     
  5. Bro. Curtis

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    Juan Williams !!!????!?!?!!?

    Bitsy, we can't be friends, anymore.

    (just kidding)

    I really enjoy Bob Edward's interviews. My wife loves NPR, but I prefer a more bombastic style of broadcasting.
     
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    Define bombastic for me please . . .
     
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    I love car talk. Those guys always made me laugh. mmmmmm maybe I should refind NPR on satellite radio . . . .
     
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    You know, a style that keeps you awake......:type:

    I love car talk. Very funny.
     
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    Bitsy, I sure hope you don't take me seriously.....

    S: (adj) bombastic, declamatory, large, orotund, tumid, turgid (ostentatiously lofty in style) "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"


    Just think "Limbaugh"....:laugh:

    I don't really like most right-wing radio nuts, but I really do enjoy Rush. I like Tony Korhnieser a lot, he's a liberal host over on XM. So it's balanced, I guess. Tony's extremely bombastic in his approach.

    Again, hope you didn't take offence.

    :flower:
     
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    Me, take you seriously?!! surely you jest! I just wanted to know what bombastic meant in your vocab. I work with 8th graders and have found it safer to ask for definitions BEFORE putting my two cents in. BECAUSE sometimes they don't mean what I think they mean. Always embarrassing to give a heartfelt and well meant nag (mmmmm I mean lecture) when no one has a clue what I'm talking about.

    The first post I typed about bombastic was -- you mean the rude people who try to make their point at the same moment in time when all the other people are trying to make their point? I should have gone ahead and typed it because you meant what I thought you meant. :thumbs:

    Generally, I agree with you Curtis, but on this brother . . . I like Juan Williams and you like Rush Limbaugh, so on this (this one small thing), surely we can agree to disagree :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I try not to listen to NPR on purpose.:BangHead:
     
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    80% -- maybe more like 90% -- of my radio time is NPR. PHC, Car Talk, Whad'ya Know, Only A Game, Fresh Air, .... I recognize the commentary is liberal and the news is tilted left, but it does provide an intellectual challenge to my beliefs. Much of the other 10-20% is local Christian radio talk, but it tends to sound trite very quickly. The last tiny percent is country radio. Hmmm ... I'm starting to feel something close to convicted! :tongue3:
     
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    I watched them tape that --Wait wait--I have an answer--or something like that-It was quite humorous, but I don't listen to NPR.
     
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    I never listen to the radio in the car. I always play my gospel tapes or listen to a sermon.
     
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    Only listen to NPR on long trips in the car... but most of the time, while I'm out I can find a station playing it wherever I am.
     
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    LOL, I voted "no".

    NPR? Get serious, I never listened to "Airhead America", either. I don't listen to talk radio in any event, but if I did, it wouldn't from THAT side of the political spectrum.
     
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    It's my favorite radio station. My favorite show is "New Sounds", but I "Stickley's Mix" is interesting, too.

    I find NPR more eclectic than leftist, although they have a decided dearth of bombast. I don't have much tolerance for bombast and loud driving bass.
     
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    My "no" was about 5% political, and 95% life style. We have some very interesting programs on other stations. I usually listen to WDLM or WHO out of Des Moines.
     
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    You know what I don't like about NPR? The reporting, it's almost "Airhead America" quality.

    NPR reporter question, to an attorney:


    Rehm: "What’s if Johnson’s family were to say ‘Tim Johnson can no longer serve’? Do they have the right to do that?"

    Ornstein: "Uh, basically, no. I suppose you can imagine a set of circumstances under which he was in such awful condition, clearly deteriorating, moving towards death, where there might be a broader consensus in the Senate and in the society, but otherwise, no. It’s within his control."

    MSM bias? WHAT bias?
     
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