Thursday, December 16, 2004
I am a thirty-something classical musician and single. While I am not particularly well-off, I am financially independent and fiscally responsible and relatively comfortable. However, my parents continue to give me money and won't allow me to turn it down despite my protestations. It makes me feel dependent and needy, which I don't enjoy, but it seems to make them feel better and more secure.
I myself couldn’t wait to get out of the house as I longed for my independence, but do you think this idea that children must move out is a very American concept? In Europe, extended family situations are much more common, and kids will live at home until their late 20’s, early 30’s sometimes.
Tuesday, December 14, 2004
As the 5th avenue co-op board nears an agreement to rebuild a home for Pale Male and his hawk family, it got some of our listeners wondering why the commoner birds don’t attract the same concern. Why are there rallies for these hawks while pigeons are given short shrift? Here are some opinions.
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I for one DO care about pigeons, and feed them, and it drives me crazy to hear people talking so badly against them. I don’t have time to list all the arguments in this email, but I would ask you to please just acknowledge that not everybody feels the way you and this person who wrote the article apparently do.
Pigeons are flying rodents. They breed in the space between my apartment building and the building next door. They crap all over the place, and that's a source of disease. Why the city doesn't go after them -- and their cousins, the crawling rodents, aka rats -- is beyond me.
Monday, December 13, 2004
Friday, December 10, 2004
We devoted time today for listeners to weigh in on their feelings about the Christmas holidays. Inspired by NYT columnist Maureen Dowd’s complaints (registration required) about the so-called “mullygrubs,” we thought we’d give listeners the chance to air their grievances. Here are some selected email responses.
Wednesday, December 08, 2004
Our series on questions over voter irregularities continues this morning. We'll speak to Will Doherty from Verifiedvoting.org about problems with electronic voting. The latest news on the Ohio front comes in the form of two letters from DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe and four Democratic Congressmen including Rep. Jerold Nadler of New York. Read on for the two letters...
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In the meantime, you can listen to our past segments on the issue:
John Conyers, Congressmember (D- Michigan 14th District)
[read the response letter Rep. Conyers received from Ohio Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell (and Conyers' response)]
Bev Harris, Founder of Blackboxvoting.org
Will Doherty, Executive Director of the Verified Voting Foundation
Bill Cohen, reporter in the Ohio Public Radio TV Statehouse News Bureau
Jon Craig, statehouse reporter for the Columbus Dispatch
Miles Rapoport, President of the think tank Demos and former Connecticut Secretary of State
David Corn, Washington Editor of The Nation, and FOX News Channel contributor
Thom Hartmann, nationally syndicated radio host
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-8th Congressional District
Miles Rapoport, President of the think tank Demos and former Connecticut Secretary of State and Bill Cohen, reporter in the Ohio Public Radio TV Statehouse News
Greg Palast investigative journalist
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
Thursday, December 02, 2004
Wednesday, December 01, 2004
Tuesday, November 30, 2004
Monday, November 29, 2004
For the first time since Barnes and Noble's superstores took Manhattan by storm in the mid 1990s, a big new independent bookstore is opening.
The conventional wisdom says independents can only survive if they carve out a niche (gay, women's, arts, etc). McNally Robinson, a family-owned chain with outlets ...
Friday, November 19, 2004
The Federal Communications Committee is in the headlines again this week with its criticism of ABC over their “steamy” promotion for “Desperate Housewives” before Monday Night Football. Chairman Michael Powell said he found the news "disappointing" and the network issued an apology. The promo skit ...
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Tune in to the show tomorrow to hear NPR’s Daniel Zwerdling report on the abuse of immigrants in American jails. Focusing on two prisons in New Jersey, Zwerdling discovered a pattern of abuse, including physical assault and the use of dogs to terrorize detainees, dating back to the mid ...
Monday, November 15, 2004
Some blue Americans have been trying very hard to channel their anger/ sadness into something positive and so sorryeverybody was born. As the word has spread within the blogosphere the site has been flooded by countless photographs of Americans very apologetic over George Bush's election victory. And thankfully those ...
Friday, November 12, 2004
At least Three reports in national newspapers tackled the issue of voter fraud in the presidential election this week. In a sign internet stories have a stronger chance of simmering into the mainstream these days, all three tell the story of blogs charging conspiracy theories along with others charging against the charges. In a world of many internets, it’s hard to keep track of all the claims and counter-claims so we've compiled a list of sites weighing in. The difference between the liberal blogs is notable (with some calls for Kerry to "unconcede" and others saying just deal with it), but the conservatives are not surprisingly unequivocal
Read the list
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