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Roundtable: Troubles For Pension Reform, Food Stamps, Homeless Students

While listening to the pension portion of this program, I was struck by the lack of verbal skill on the part of your participants. The use of "you know", "um/uh", "basically", "maybe", "I think", as well as the women ending sentences on an up/questioning note was excessive, distracting, and gave the sense to the listener that the subject was not well known and that there was a lack of confidence on the part of the speaker. While I appreciate your efforts in airing this program in general, the tone on this occasion came off like a college professor facilitating a freshman class discussion. After the 15th "you know" I tuned out.

February 18, 2012 at 9:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Is America A Christian Nation?

Thank you for hosting this program. I appreciate the rare opportunity to hear a discussion that supports the concept of compassion and interconnection between all people. This is a concept that runs through all religions but is all too often lost in the fighting that so many so-called religious or spiritual practitioners find necessary to engage in an attempt to exert their religion's superiority over others. Christianity is a beautiful religion in theory and many practice it from the heart in a positive way. As with any religion, the original teachings can be lost or corrupted and much of what we see happening today in America's Christian fringe movements does not represent Christianity in a positive light. Additionally, there seems to be an overriding attitude that Christianity is "the American" religion and that all others are somehow less "American". This is a country founded on diversity and with that diversity comes varying cultural and religious practices. All of which are equally worthy and deserving of recognition and tolerance. Do unto others . . .

October 27, 2010 at 11:25 a.m. ( | suggest removal )