Tag Archives: NPR

The Farce of Generalized Thankfulness

Driving home from the in-laws after Thanksgiving lunch today there was a program on the local NPR station which featured a segment with someone called Anne Lamott (I think.  It could have been Lamont- either way, I have never heard … Continue reading

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NPR on the Twitter

NPR is the best news source, bar none.  And they have a lot of their folk on the twitter- so you can follow them or the programs that they’re on.  The full list is here.   Enjoy.

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Maybe It’s Time To Reconsider Our Blind Admiration of the Military Establishment

Especially given the fact the the military justice system is unjust to victims of rape.  As NPR reports Myla Haider (shown at a press conference in Washington, D.C., in 2011) says she initially decided not to report that she’d been … Continue reading

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Our Infuriatingly Inept Congress

NPR reports Unless Congress acts, across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will be felt throughout the government. Some of the most visible effects will be noticed by air travelers. Officials predict that cutbacks at the Federal Aviation … Continue reading

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John Collins on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ – Now Online (With Audio Coming This Evening)

Give it a listen soon as you can! In the meanwhile, a read. On being asked for Aramaic translations by Mel Gibsonfor his film The Passion of the Christ “Just after I moved to Yale, I went into my office one day … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Our Congress

Sir or Madam, Do you see what you’re doing? You’re wrecking this country. Destroying it. Why? NPR has reported that the World Bank has lowered its economic forecast: Uncertainty “has already dampened growth.” What’s wrong with you people? We elected … Continue reading

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NPR Is Wrong, People Aren’t Moving ‘Away’ From Religion…

They’re moving towards secularism which is itself a religion, of self.   They’ve simply replaced God with an idol- and that idol is themselves.  Everyone, you see, has a god.  Some the true and living God and others a false … Continue reading

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News… If it Isn’t NPR, It Just Isn’t Worth Believing

Take the recent tweets by two ‘news’ sources- both reporting within a minute of each other completely contradictory things concerning Congress: So on the one hand the House recesses because Repubs lack the votes to pass Plan B, and on … Continue reading

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Who Can Effect Change in our Culture of the Gun? Sportsmen

NPR’s Frank Deford had one of the best editorials on the issue presently front and center for most Americans:  guns.  Give it a read, or a listen.  Here’s the best part- … notwithstanding President Obama’s impassioned promise to reform our … Continue reading

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Only 24% Of Americans Actually Attend Worship Every Week

In spite of the claims of the majority of Americans that they ‘attend worship every week’ the fact is, only 24% actually do.  NPR has the report, which you ought to listen to as soon as you get the opportunity. … Continue reading

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This Has to be The Best Day of My Life…

Look who’s just decided to follow me on the twitter! This is way better than the day I found out Steve Inskeep (@nprInskeep) was following me…  Shimmer Body Art…  the same cosmetics that Joel Watts uses!  I have ARRIVED!

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NPR Blew It This Time: David Barton is NOT an Evangelist

In a new essay NPR calls the political activist David Barton an ‘evangelist’.  Not by any stretch of the imagination; not by any accurate or authentic use of the word, can Barton be titled ‘Evangelist’.  He is NOT an evangelist.  … Continue reading

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Can You ‘Pray Away the Gay’?

It seems not, as this very intriguing report by NPR demonstrates. Supporters call it “conversion therapy.” Critics call it “praying away the gay.” Whatever name you use, it’s creating a ruckus in Christian circles about whether a person can change … Continue reading

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Sad News: Car Talk Is Calling it Quits

Bummer.  It’s one of the best things on the radio.  The chatty mechanics on NPR’s “Car Talk” are pulling in to the garage.  Tom and Ray Magliozzi said Friday they will stop making new episodes of their comic auto advice … Continue reading

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Ours is the Age of Dilettantism: the Death of Facts

When historians look back at the beginning of the 20th century, when all of us now living have long been dead, they’ll, I think, describe it as the ‘Age of Dilettantism’.  And they’ll do it because our age relies on … Continue reading

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Tulsa

I had no idea that Tulsa was a city whose racist past was so profound.  NPR aired a report that is simply must hearing.  When you get a chance, be sure to listen. Police are still investigating whether the weekend … Continue reading

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Even NPR Can Make a Funny Mistake…

This cracks me up- so I took a screenshot before NPR changed it… Face it- we’ve all wanted to smack a bugler with a coffee mug!  (But they mean burglar).  😉

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Uncomfortable With Evolutionary Theory?

NPR has a pretty interesting essay which asks why. The evidence is clear, as in a February 2009 Gallup Poll, taken on the eve of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birthday, that reported only 39 percent of Americans say they … Continue reading

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The Editors of Wikipedia…

Are, according to NPR, questioning the decision to ‘go dark’ for the day. Can the world live without Wikipedia for a day? The shutdown of one of the Internet’s most-visited sites is not sitting well with some of its volunteer … Continue reading

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‘There’s Death in the Pot!’ The Neti-Pot, That Is

Washing noses with neti pots or squeeze bottles has become increasingly popular as a home remedy for colds, allergies and sinus trouble. But it’s not such a great remedy if it kills you. Now that two people have died from infection with … Continue reading

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