Don't we have enough domestic stories to interest the Public? All day long I have to hear stories about Korea or Syria or Towelheadistan. It's called NATIONAL Public Radio- not International Public Radio.
We get it: war, bombs, hostages, oppression, refugees, insurgents. It's always been thus "over there" and always will be.
One more story about a girl getting whipped for wearing her burqa too high, and I swear I'll I'll....
They'll get no money from me as long as they are a conduit for War, Inc.
I love it when people who would never give money to any charity claim they would if only the charity did something differently.
On the other hand, I hope OP is joking. It's worrisome that someone like that will eventually be old enough to vote.
Eldergays are so depressing.
I totally agree w/ OP and CAN'T STAND Jonathan Schwartz with his interminable pauses on Sundays.
(LOVE Brian Lehrer though.)
OP lives in a bubble. American MSM news barely acknowledges the existence of the rest of the world anyway. No ones forcing anyone to listen to NPR.
I love NPR and BBC. I prefer BBC a little, but that's because it reminds me of being in London. They are both great at what they do.
They're bringing you news you wouldn't get otherwise. You know, as in education. As in opening your eyes to a world you don't know. A world that is becoming increasing smaller and closer to your doorstep every day.
LOVE public radio and the two stations we have are always going in my car. Only thing that makes me nuts is when Garrison Keiller sings. He can't.
R% = Has never set foot in England.
R8, never passed symbols and numbers with Mavis Beacon.
NPR serves rootless cultures seeking the next carpetbagable country to overrun.
Garrison's nose whistles
R6 is right on target. OP probably would be satisfied with farm reports and weather forecasts for his area - Podunk and vicinity.
OP...there is more going on in the world than just the news happening in the U.S.
You can change the channel if you'd prefer only local or national news.
Even though OP is being unnecessarily provocative, I have to agree with the overall point. I'm so fucking over the 5,000th story on soldiers bonding with Afghan villagers or the latest craze in Johannesburg.
For out-of-towners, r3 was referring to talent on New York's WNYC. They're not heard on the NPR network.