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diane commented on Fresh Air on 11.11.11
The Air Forces Bay State Winds Clarinet Quartet brightened my day! My 18 month old son and I were running errands and he loved hearing the marches. He was clapping and kicking and patting his lap the whole time. Thanks!
A.R. Bobby commented on Fresh Air on 05.31.11
Your interview on the neuroscientist was thoroughly entertaining and I endorse many of his arguments, fear in particular, which, if intense and lengthy, will trigger the brain to release endorphins and anesthetize the affected individual. The neuroscientist addressed this briefly and indicated that he had begun studying this possible connection. Well, among some of us who lived tumultuous lives, myself included, who are intelligent enough to make this simple deduction, it is not hypothetical nor phenomenal. As the neuroscientist will attest, the brain is a fascinating organ, the central one, and it functions much like mathmatics and physics until disease prevails and abberations ensue.
david commented on Fresh Air on 05.30.11
Terry, I have listened raptly to your marvelous interviews over the years. I think I understand what Keith meant when he said nice try at the end of your interview. You usually seem to have no firm preconceptions about your guests and you travel far afield with them and ask questions that seem to take them out of themselves and offer deep insights. For Keiths interview you stayed with most of the material in the book. Two example first, when talking about the Stones first manager Keith talks about selling the suits they were given and refusing to wear them on stage you focused on their persona as antiBeatles rather than asking him why, how, where he sold his suit more learning about him as a person. Second, when talking about his songwriting process you give him the choice between Jumping Jack Flash or Street Fighting Man, he defers and you pick the predictable Jumping Jack Flash after he said Street Fighting Man was a prime example of the sound he was looking for. I think you lost him there, you missed his cue and he put you down as another interviewer who stops at scratching the surface when he would have gone almost anywhere you lead. Were you aware of having a lot of preconceptions or biases going into this interview? It was predictable and plebian, very unlike a typical Fresh Air interview.
Jonas commented on Fresh Air on 06.23.10
Today the frsh air host stated that "one of Hamas goals is to eliminate the state of Israel". In fact, for years Hamas has consistently said that if the Palistinean people voted for a two state solution, Hamas would accept it. If you are going to have guests who are going to distort Hamas position, it seems that if you say anything it should be accuarte. In the meantime, you, and your guest, ignore the offical likud charter position you know Likud, the governing party in Israel "The Jewish communities in Judea, Samaria [the west bank]and Gaza are the realization of Zionist values. Settlement of the land is a clear expression of the unassailable right of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel ... . The Likud will continue to strengthen and develop these communities and will prevent their uprooting. ... The Jordan Valley and the territories that dominate it shall be under Israeli sovereignty. The Jordan river will be the permanent eastern border of the State of Israel. The Kingdom of Jordan is a desirable partner in the permanent status arrangement between Israel and the Palestinians in matters that will be agreed upon." (quoted from the likud charter on the offical Israel/knesset website) This is only one of the many distortions on your program today. if you are going to accuse Palistineans of hard line positions, in this case incorrectly, at least you ought to point out the offical positions of Israels ruling party.
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