Kevin Sutton wrote:
>Bernard Chasan wrote:
>>Perhaps the monomaniacal dedication to the Cult of
>>News and Chit-chat will be reexamined.
>Dr. Chasan makes comments along these lines rather frequently. I would
>contend that News and Chit-chat as he calls it, are a fundamental
>ingredient for a healthy and informed society.
>After all, what is it we do here in this very forum but exchange news
>and chit-chat about music?
>I wonder what Dr. Chasan's opinion would be if NPR offered a talk program
>dedicated to the promotion of classical music.
I listen to All Things Considered. I listen to some good discussion
programs on WBUR. I follow blogs - a few of them. I read the New York
Times on line. I AM NOT ANTINEWS. But the amount of news available on
a station like WBUR is bizarre and leaves room for nothing else. After
Morning Edition comes BBC. After BBC and before a news oriented discussion
program " The Connection"comes a 5 minute summary of...THE NEWS!!!! I
salute those public radio stations that broadcast some news, some music.
It is the monomaniacal part I cannot take.
And yes, Kevin, I would welcome a talk program on classical music.
Incidentally, there are some good classical music blogs- Alex Ross has
avery interesting one. And Kevin, lose the civics lesson. Knowledge
is no longer power if it ever was.
Bernard Chasan - who need to cut down on news intake to preserve mental