Here are snippets from our listeners on the "Two Strikes Rule in Baseball:"
I propose a league of steroid users where all players are juiced. That’s really what we want to see. C.V.
In addition to reducing the number of strikes each base coach should have a modified taser to ...
Here are some of the emails we received concerning our segment on sexually explicit imagery in Hip Hop videos.
R&B has gotten out of control and we as a people - African Americans - need to take a stand and say what we are not willing to tolerate. I don't ...
We were flooded with emails after today's segment on men who choose to get vasectomies at an early age. Whereas most of the callers on the show had been critical of the guest, Vincent Cicaccio, and his decision to have a vasectomy at age 23, the emails leaned a bit more heavily on the side of sympathizing with Vincent. And many raised the question: If you change your mind, why not adopt? The segment was originally inspired by an article on Salon.com by Dana Hudepohl.
Today's call-in for Westsiders on the bids for the railyards generated many calls and emails. Here are a couple of email selections:
from an email in support of the Cablevision proposal:
The two bids on the table for the Rail yards both underline the need for further open and ...
We followed through on our threat to help Ian Urbina of the New York Times document the myriad means of retaliating against life’s little annoyances. Today’s open phones ended up being more about anti-telemarketing tactics, but we got some ideas nonetheless. Here's a sampling of the email below, but based on this morning's call-in, our listeners certainly demonstrated their darker, more sadistic side.
Yesterday's Financial Times report (reg. required) that US Administration officials were seeking to "contain" Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez led us to discuss the issue on this morning's show. Types of email responses varied in their stances and we thought we'd publish a few of them here.
Please keep the responses coming.
Here are some of the emails we received in response to Tom Fenton's visit to the studio:
I was struck by Mr. Fenton's remark that prior to the hostage crisis, network news was obsessed with shark attacks. I became a fan of Dan Rather when, during the summer of ...
SAT tutor Matt Bardin stopped by to talk about the New SAT exam, what makes it "new" and how to deal with the stress of taking the test. He has a book on the subject coming out the summer (with co-author Susan Fine) from Houghton Mifflin. Here's a selection from the introduction to the book, "Zen in the Art of the SAT: How to Think, Focus and Achieve Your Highest Score:"
How do you feel when you’re taking a test and get a question about something you don’t know? Your heart rate goes up. You might feel heat in your chest or your temples. If only you had read that chapter more carefully or memorized that formula – but now there’s nothing you can do. You make up some feeble nonsense in hopes of getting partial credit. Whether this happens to you all the time or almost never, it’s one of the worst feelings you can experience as a student.
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We carried President Bush's speech live during this morning's show. One of the guests who joined Brian to offer analysis of the speech was Jefferson Morley who writes a "World Opinion Roundup" column for washingtonpost.com. Some of the publications he follows are:
Today was also Part 6 in our ongoing Social Security series: How does the president's plan affect those over 55? The guests came from two of the many squaring off in this debate.
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Many listeners wrote in from far and wide with their own stories and theories about the Sunday Night Blues. Jared Sandberg, the Cubicle Culture columnist for the Wall Street Journal, stopped by to talk about his recent column on the phenomenon of Sunday Night depression in anticipation of the start of the work week.
He also joined us for our Labor Day show.
Many listeners wrote in with their own stories and theories about the Sunday Night Blues. Read a selection in the extended entry.
Today the Supreme Court heard arguments on a first ammendment case. At the heart of the case is whether or not a monument containing the Ten Commandments can be displayed on government property.
In a strange twist to the story many of these monuments were supplied by Cecil B. DeMille in an effort to promote his movie The Ten Commandments. In addition Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner , who played Moses and Rameses, attended many of the dedications of the monuments.
In our extended entry you can view three versions of the Commandments- Protestant, Catholic and Jewish.