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2017-03-16 01:26:55 AM  
I wonder why...
 
2017-03-16 01:47:31 AM  
Does NPR interrupt its programming for ten or fifteen minutes at a time to beg for money like PBS does?

Pisses me off. That's when I change the channel. I'd rather have commercials.
 
2017-03-16 01:54:43 AM  
I want to help a lot of acronyms, but it starts adding up. OPB, OHSU, ACLU, HRC, etc are all great, but I'm not a corporation. I only have so much speech to go around.
 
2017-03-16 02:38:33 AM  
I give, and I'm going to have to give more if they get defunded.

What I need to do is to give money to the NPR station in the small southern town where I grew up. Because THOSE are the folks that need it.
 
2017-03-16 02:38:37 AM  
Great, lets hope they pledge. After Drumpf is done with them, it'll all be listener supported.
 
2017-03-16 02:39:05 AM  
And I'm Mee-shell Norris
 
2017-03-16 02:41:47 AM  

Brakebills Alumni Office: Does NPR interrupt its programming for ten or fifteen minutes at a time to beg for money like PBS does?

Pisses me off. That's when I change the channel. I'd rather have commercials.


They do.

If you don't like it, write your congresscritter and tell them to fully fund the entirety of NPR's budget.

It's not like they have pledge drives because they want to. They have them because cheap-ass Republicans won't fully fund them.
 
2017-03-16 02:45:42 AM  

Brakebills Alumni Office: Does NPR interrupt its programming for ten or fifteen minutes at a time to beg for money like PBS does?

Pisses me off. That's when I change the channel. I'd rather have commercials.


I never understood why PBS airs the lamest programs during their pledge drives. During every pledge drive the PBS station here shows either bands that look like a the lineup from the county fair, or some vague get rich quick scheme informerical like "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."

I never understood why these PBS stations don't show the things that make PBS interesting and standout from other television.
 
2017-03-16 02:48:05 AM  

JulieAzel626: Brakebills Alumni Office: Does NPR interrupt its programming for ten or fifteen minutes at a time to beg for money like PBS does?

Pisses me off. That's when I change the channel. I'd rather have commercials.

I never understood why PBS airs the lamest programs during their pledge drives. During every pledge drive the PBS station here shows either bands that look like a the lineup from the county fair, or some vague get rich quick scheme informerical like "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."

I never understood why these PBS stations don't show the things that make PBS interesting and standout from other television.


...during their pledge drives.

/ftfm
 
2017-03-16 02:48:54 AM  
They are succeeding in their efforts to raise private funding!  Good for them.  All the more reason to take them completely off the public teat, then!
 
2017-03-16 02:51:13 AM  

wisewerds: They are succeeding in their efforts to raise private funding!  Good for them.  All the more reason to take them completely off the public teat, then!


But enough about the Boeing.
 
2017-03-16 02:53:06 AM  

JulieAzel626: Brakebills Alumni Office: Does NPR interrupt its programming for ten or fifteen minutes at a time to beg for money like PBS does?

Pisses me off. That's when I change the channel. I'd rather have commercials.

I never understood why PBS airs the lamest programs during their pledge drives. During every pledge drive the PBS station here shows either bands that look like a the lineup from the county fair, or some vague get rich quick scheme informerical like "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."

I never understood why these PBS stations don't show the things that make PBS interesting and standout from other television.


You must have a bad PBS. During last years fund drive, we got Joe Bonamassa live shows (DVDs, tickets, guitars for higher donors) and BeeGees.

/ think I have a tote bag and a mug around here someplace
// I'll give a one time donation, not signing up for for the monthly one I'll forget about
 
2017-03-16 03:12:29 AM  

JulieAzel626: Brakebills Alumni Office: Does NPR interrupt its programming for ten or fifteen minutes at a time to beg for money like PBS does?

Pisses me off. That's when I change the channel. I'd rather have commercials.

I never understood why PBS airs the lamest programs during their pledge drives. During every pledge drive the PBS station here shows either bands that look like a the lineup from the county fair, or some vague get rich quick scheme informerical like "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."

I never understood why these PBS stations don't show the things that make PBS interesting and standout from other television.


Because it's the rich old folks that love Lawrence Welk that are the ones signing fat checks.

Though, I wish they'd show the Victor Borge special at any time OTHER than a pledge drive.
 
2017-03-16 03:14:18 AM  
Stopped listening when they started giving friendly softball interviews to Nazis, sneering at Sanders supporters and urging True Merkins to defend Trump against the "Deep State".

KBOO FTW
 
2017-03-16 03:16:50 AM  

Krieghund: Brakebills Alumni Office: Does NPR interrupt its programming for ten or fifteen minutes at a time to beg for money like PBS does?

Pisses me off. That's when I change the channel. I'd rather have commercials.

They do.

If you don't like it, write your congresscritter and tell them to fully fund the entirety of NPR's budget.

It's not like they have pledge drives because they want to. They have them because cheap-ass Republicans won't fully fund them.


I don't think anybody is really in the dark as to why those pledge drives occur. The friendly folks on the air will tell you every 5 minutes or so for about a month. Causes me to stop tuning in for three months a year (one month for the drive, two to remember it's over and there's such a thing as NPR).
 
2017-03-16 03:20:25 AM  
I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.
 
2017-03-16 03:21:24 AM  

gunsmack: During last years fund drive, we got Joe Bonamassa live shows


That alone is worth tolerating a pledge drive.  The man is a monster on the guitar.
 
2017-03-16 03:27:42 AM  
I donated a decent car to OPB (Portland) a couple of weeks ago. I am curious to get the tax receipt.
 
2017-03-16 03:41:05 AM  

OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.


Jesus Christ. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

They go so far out of their way to not be biased against stupid ass Republicans that it is irritating.
 
2017-03-16 03:41:36 AM  

spamdog: And I'm Mee-shell Norris


If only.
 
2017-03-16 03:45:58 AM  
without Diane Rehm and new episodes of Car Talk what is the point of listening
 
2017-03-16 03:52:39 AM  

OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.


This.
I stopped listening to NPR in the year leading up to the election, and I've listened to them most of my life.
They were completely dismissive of Sanders as a potential candidate, even when he was highly ranked in the polls. It was as if he didn't exist.
Also, they have yet to report accurately on any topic related to guns. I used to defend them as simply ill-informed, but then realized they aren't. They have a deep-seated institutional desire to misinform the public on anything with ammo.
I am just too moderate in my politics to be able to stand the news from them anymore. Car Talk is repeats, so I don't tune in for that, except for on occasion. I do listen to the Sunday Puzzle online, but I'm not donating money for that.
 
2017-03-16 03:59:36 AM  

turbidette: OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.

This.
I stopped listening to NPR in the year leading up to the election, and I've listened to them most of my life.
They were completely dismissive of Sanders as a potential candidate, even when he was highly ranked in the polls. It was as if he didn't exist.
Also, they have yet to report accurately on any topic related to guns. I used to defend them as simply ill-informed, but then realized they aren't. They have a deep-seated institutional desire to misinform the public on anything with ammo.
I am just too moderate in my politics to be able to stand the news from them anymore. Car Talk is repeats, so I don't tune in for that, except for on occasion. I do listen to the Sunday Puzzle online, but I'm not donating money for that.


Misinform as it relates to ammo?

Please englighten us, how are weapons awesome and maligned?
 
2017-03-16 05:19:13 AM  
I tried listening to NPR but they refuse to accept that the Jew is using the black as muscle against our oppressed white communities.
 
2017-03-16 05:47:38 AM  

turbidette: They have a deep-seated institutional desire to misinform the public on anything with ammo.


I know, right? I turn on NPR and it's pretty much all misleading ammo stories 24/7. It's all "ammo this" and "ammo that". That's all I hear. It echos through my mind and they won't stop! Ammo, among, ammo! Please, for the love of God, MAKE IT STOP!!!

/ Ammo
 
2017-03-16 05:51:04 AM  

inclemency: turbidette: OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.

This.
I stopped listening to NPR in the year leading up to the election, and I've listened to them most of my life.
They were completely dismissive of Sanders as a potential candidate, even when he was highly ranked in the polls. It was as if he didn't exist.
Also, they have yet to report accurately on any topic related to guns. I used to defend them as simply ill-informed, but then realized they aren't. They have a deep-seated institutional desire to misinform the public on anything with ammo.
I am just too moderate in my politics to be able to stand the news from them anymore. Car Talk is repeats, so I don't tune in for that, except for on occasion. I do listen to the Sunday Puzzle online, but I'm not donating money for that.

Misinform as it relates to ammo?

Please englighten us, how are weapons awesome and maligned?


NPR doesn't say all that much about guns, which is fine by me.  With all the issues facing America and the world, I can't think of a bigger waste of time than studying up and reporting on gun issues.  NPR doesn't do a good job reporting on sports and celebrity gossip either for the exact same reason.  I can easily point to over a dozen functioning democracies that don't do diddly squat to "protect gun rights" and whatever imagined tyranny or other horror you think will manifest here if we don't get it it right has failed to crop up there.  It demonstrably does not matter.
 
2017-03-16 05:52:40 AM  

JulieAzel626: I never understood why PBS airs the lamest programs during their pledge drives. During every pledge drive the PBS station here shows either bands that look like a the lineup from the county fair, or some vague get rich quick scheme informerical like "Rich Dad, Poor Dad."

I never understood why these PBS stations don't show the things that make PBS interesting and standout from other television.


WHYY in Philadelphia is the worst for this.  And it's my perception they do 4 weeks of pledge drive, 4 weeks off, and then they repeat the cycle.  4 weeks of "Change your mind, change your health", and Suze Orman investing advice fresh from 2007.

I used to be a PBS junkie.  I've completely stopped watching WHYY
 
2017-03-16 05:52:58 AM  
I listen for the food tips.

media.npr.org
 
2017-03-16 05:56:10 AM  

Krieghund: I give, and I'm going to have to give more if they get defunded.

What I need to do is to give money to the NPR station in the small southern town where I grew up. Because THOSE are the folks that need it.


I've thought about that, but honestly if CPB is defunded - those little stations are probably gone. The WNYC's of the country will carry on, but the NPR affiliate in Podunk, KY? Doubt it.
 
2017-03-16 06:17:34 AM  

davidphogan: I want to help a lot of acronyms, but it starts adding up. OPB, OHSU, ACLU, HRC, etc are all great, but I'm not a corporation. I only have so much speech to go around.


Since the electoral disaster last fall, my wife and I have started monthly donations to the ACLU, PP, SPLC, and the Sierra Club, and renewed our subscription to the NY Times.

If he follows through on his threat to defund all public broadcasting, may have to add PBS/NPR to the donation list.
 
2017-03-16 06:27:52 AM  

You Cant Explain That: OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.

Jesus Christ. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

They go so far out of their way to not be biased against stupid ass Republicans that it is irritating.


There's a reason public stations are usually found on the LEFT end of the dial...

I keed. He was probably listening to a Pacifica station.

/not all public stations are NPR
//not all programs on you local NPR affiliate is from NPR
 
2017-03-16 06:31:59 AM  

Petite Mel: is from NPR


*are* from...

ftfm
 
2017-03-16 06:41:02 AM  
Every time I turn on NPR, I end up turning it for the same reason.  I can't stand listening to them talk with their saliva filled, smacking mouths, right into the microphone.  It is so annoying.  You can hear every movement of their lips and tongue, and get a pretty good read on how hydrated they are after a couple sentences.
 
2017-03-16 06:45:17 AM  

OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.


Hello you poorly educated, ex-West Virginia coal miner. How's life on the porch? Betcha can't wait for the end of Obamacare. Thankfully that ACA will still be there for you.

Now go snort some more heroin.
 
2017-03-16 06:49:32 AM  
I enjoyed the local NPR station when it had the Great Concerts series (everything from Bach (J.S. andP.D.Q.!) and Vivaldi to Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers) and some older radio productions like "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", and I did donate regularly. Then it slowly became more and more homogenized, to the point that I now only listen to the rebroadcasts of "Car Talk" and stick around for "Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me!" during my incidental Saturday driving. Just isn't worth the hassle anymore.

And I have all the "Non Impediti Ratione Cogitationis" coffee mugs I need.
 
2017-03-16 06:56:22 AM  

jmr61: OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.

Hello you poorly educated, ex-West Virginia coal miner. How's life on the porch? Betcha can't wait for the end of Obamacare. Thankfully that ACA will still be there for you.

Now go snort some more heroin.


you're not helping.
 
2017-03-16 06:57:34 AM  
NPR is better than any cable news network but that isn't saying much. They are the gold standard of inside the beltway reporting. Specifically when it comes to foreign policy and economic issues they stick strictly to the narrative fed to them by the Washington D.C. politicians and bureaucrats.

Al Jazeera and the BBC are far better sources.
 
2017-03-16 06:59:05 AM  
Fund drive is on right now so I'm getting a kick out of this.
 
2017-03-16 07:00:57 AM  

You Cant Explain That: OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.

Jesus Christ. That is the stupidest thing I have ever heard.

They go so far out of their way to not be biased against stupid ass Republicans that it is irritating.


This.

NPR = Normally Polite to Republicans

But it's still the best talk radio there is.  And that's what's irritating.
 
2017-03-16 07:09:45 AM  

hoodiowithtudio: jmr61: OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.

Hello you poorly educated, ex-West Virginia coal miner. How's life on the porch? Betcha can't wait for the end of Obamacare. Thankfully that ACA will still be there for you.

Now go snort some more heroin.

you're not helping.


Democrats will never win the support of Trump voters until they meet them half way on racism and ignorance and stop ramming health insurance, clean air, and clean water down their throats.
 
2017-03-16 07:17:54 AM  
Oddly enough I really haven't listened that much recently, but not because of politics.  I've got a new HF radio in the car so instead of listening to NPR I'm banging away at my key, talking to other hams.

Normally, I'd listen to the Albany NPR station, WAMC, on the way to and from work.  When they're having a fund drive, I switch over to one of the VPR stations, because fark Alan Chartock.
 
2017-03-16 07:42:04 AM  
I gave them a running car, subby.

/donated actually
//okay, barely running
///because I bought a brand new 2017 Honda Fit!
 
2017-03-16 07:51:24 AM  
and never will subby.
 
2017-03-16 07:58:39 AM  

OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.


You didn't listen to NPR. Plus Republicans are extremists and shouldn't be given any airtime. They can have time to talk when they stop having moronic, contradictory, unprincipled positions.
 
2017-03-16 08:01:53 AM  

turbidette: OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.

This.
I stopped listening to NPR in the year leading up to the election, and I've listened to them most of my life.
They were completely dismissive of Sanders as a potential candidate, even when he was highly ranked in the polls. It was as if he didn't exist.
Also, they have yet to report accurately on any topic related to guns. I used to defend them as simply ill-informed, but then realized they aren't. They have a deep-seated institutional desire to misinform the public on anything with ammo.
I am just too moderate in my politics to be able to stand the news from them anymore. Car Talk is repeats, so I don't tune in for that, except for on occasion. I do listen to the Sunday Puzzle online, but I'm not donating money for that.


So you are listening to have your views confirmed?  Perhaps the information they were giving about guns was correct and you simply weren't aware of the complexity of the gun issue in America.

Nah, it must be that everyone else is wrong.
 
2017-03-16 08:02:13 AM  

Plant Rights Activist: without Diane Rehm and new episodes of Car Talk what is the point of listening


Tom Ashbrook.
 
2017-03-16 08:06:59 AM  

jaytkay: hoodiowithtudio: jmr61: OgreMagi: I tried listening to NPR a bit.  Their talk shows were as balanced as a Fox News panel, just on the other extreme.  Their music tended to be too experimental.  And it seemed they were always having a pledge drive.  All in all, not my kind of station.

Hello you poorly educated, ex-West Virginia coal miner. How's life on the porch? Betcha can't wait for the end of Obamacare. Thankfully that ACA will still be there for you.

Now go snort some more heroin.

you're not helping.

Democrats will never win the support of Trump voters until they meet them half way on racism and ignorance and stop ramming health insurance, clean air, and clean water down their throats.


Exactly. Just stop fighting Republicans and accept all their positions and then everything will be good.

sarc...obviously.
 
2017-03-16 08:07:46 AM  
Have you listened to On the Media lately? That dude is in no mood to pussy-grab ...er ... foot around. He is just flat out lambasting Trump lately. It was the first news program where I noticed them flat out calling the Trump administration statements "lies".
 
2017-03-16 08:09:26 AM  
What, give money so Bob Edwards can get an even more bangin' wife?
img.fark.net
Oh, his wife is NPR anchor Windsor Johnston? Niiiiiiiiice.

/I kid, we give $1k+ per year to our local affiliate, ideastream, and you should donate to yours too
//If your local affiliate doesn't carry Says You! or JoCo's Ask Me Another, demand they do so with your donation
 
2017-03-16 08:09:33 AM  
I pay a hell of alot in taxes so don't give me this b/s about not supporting them.

Are they releasing the financials this year?  As public employees the public should know....
 
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