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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:23 AM

Better radio than NPR

Check out Pacifica radio. Programs such as DemocracyNow! in the morning with Amy Goodman.

It is 100% listener funded. They cover Occupy and fracking and climate change and the war on drugs and other topics that matter to citizens of the world.

When your radio tower is blown up twice by the KKK, you must be doing something right. When you rebuild each time and keep on going you must be strong.

I used to give to NPR until they gave a pass to fracking proponents and blew off the idea of studying the effects.

If they want to stay on the air then they should either drop Monsanto the oil and gas industry and the military industrial complex or just charge them more and be done with the illusion of supporting its members.

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Reply Better radio than NPR (Original post)
ReasonableToo Oct 2012 OP
txwhitedove Oct 2012 #1
tblue Oct 2012 #2
no_hypocrisy Oct 2012 #3
barbtries Oct 2012 #4
marions ghost Oct 2012 #8
bullwinkle428 Oct 2012 #5
ReasonableToo Oct 2012 #7
roody Oct 2012 #6
randr Oct 2012 #9
leveymg Oct 2012 #10
allan01 Oct 2012 #11
JDPriestly Oct 2012 #12
dotymed Oct 2012 #13
beachgirl2365 Oct 2012 #14
SoapBox Oct 2012 #15
ReasonableToo Oct 2012 #16

Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:26 AM

1. Absolutely my favorite radio station, Pacifica - KPFT here in Houston.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:33 AM

2. It's an American treasure!

I podcast Democracy Now. I have little stomach for NPR political coverage though I like some of their shows. But they got nothing on Amy Goodman.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:35 AM

3. You can steam and listen to archived programs on WBAI in NYC.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:42 AM

4. ok, i'll google

do you know if they're in NC? Cause NPRR is making me SICK.

but i love some of their shows - that's the rub. this american life, car talk, others. oh well though they piss me off every time they start talking politics.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:04 AM

8. Same here

Hate what's happened to NPR. I want to support Public Radio. But as they say, "I didn't leave it--it left me."

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:45 AM

5. I wish I could get it when listening in the car. As it is, I'm forced

to go with NPR. To paraphrase the old Churchill quote about democracy, it's the worst station out there with the exception of all the others (not including Pacifica)...

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Response to bullwinkle428 (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:00 AM

7. If you have a smartphone...

You can listen via apps such as Spark Radio.

That also lets you catch early shows when they are rebroadcasted.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 08:53 AM

6. You can listen at

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:26 AM

9. Our local community station

has the best of both worlds. NPR and Pacifica programs daily.
www.kvnf.org

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:29 AM

10. KNR THAT!

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:53 AM

11. re: Better radio than NPR

i think we have a station in sacramento ca . i gave up on them years ago when they went totaly right wing. sounds like they have change for the better . for local news i use the internet for radio news i use kcbs sf. have a nice day all.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 10:46 AM

12. I love Pacifica.

Especially Democracy Now and Ian Masters' show.

I should add that it is like any other media in that I don't agree with everything I hear there. What I like is that I get in depth interviews with knowledgeable people.

At least you can come to understand what you agree and disagree with. And . . . . . . . . . . . unbelievable as it may sound in this time of Bill O'Reilly's shouting matches, people don't talk over each other on Pacifica. You can actually hear what they say. Each guest is treated with respect, but they don't count the seconds to make sure each opinion gets equal time. They hold real interviews with real experts (usually) and you hear real opinions and facts (not always ones you agree with).

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:04 AM

13. If only most citizens would listen, even once a week.....

I believe Americans would become politically active. It is a treasure.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:09 AM

14. I thought I was the only one, but I just can't Listen to NPR anymore

 

I've always been a long time supporter of NPR, I was raised on it, as were my kids........but lately, the corporate influence has been so great, I switch it off more often than not......so THANKS! for the link to Pacifica, I don't know yet if I can get in Utah, but I will definitely try!

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 11:23 AM

15. I gave up on NPR several years ago.

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Response to ReasonableToo (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 09:40 PM

16. Update - NPR mentions Mourdock tonight...

... said some opposed his statement then proceeded to say he had support and listed all the organizations that are speaking in support of him. No mention of women's groups. No mention of rape victims. No balance.

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