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Do you ever watch or listen to public broadcasting?

Asked at Checkers, 2300 La. on February 10, 2012

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“Yes. I listen to NPR on the way to work.”

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“No.”

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“Occasionally — not very often.”

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“Yes, I listen three or four times a week, news, mainly.”

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Mike Gerhardt 2 years, 2 months ago

Not anymore, and won't ever again!

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Kirk Larson 2 years, 2 months ago

I have two alarm clocks. One just buzzes and the other turns on NPR's Morning Edition. That's the one that gets me up what with the news of the days that gets my attention.

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Mike Ford 2 years, 2 months ago

dummies changing the subject....intelligence down the tube.....mission not accomplished...

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classclown 2 years, 2 months ago

labmonkey (anonymous) says…

This OTS was a failure. The last one at Checkers garnered 75% redheads. Nary a cute redhead this time. February 10, 2012 at 4:57 p.m.

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It all depends on what day of the week it is. They only let redheaded people shop at grocery stores one day a week so that the other residents of Lawrence don't have to mingle with them.

They also take all the brand name items off the shelves during redhead day too.

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tange 2 years, 2 months ago

Whoa, reading through these comments, I just had an out-of-body experience, as if tumbling across a scanned radio dial. NPR, back in the day—workday, that is. And I've found so many gems on PBS that I kick myself for not paying more attention to its programming. (I may just be a flagellant.) Not to diminish KJHK, but the only time I hear it anymore is when I don't have a replacement CD for the dashboard loader.

Recent funding cuts have me realizing how much I rely on these things playing somewhere in the background, even if I'm not the one partaking.

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BABBOY 2 years, 2 months ago

No. I do not listen or watch it.

I cannot think of single reason why I would.

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labmonkey 2 years, 2 months ago

This OTS was a failure. The last one at Checkers garnered 75% redheads. Nary a cute redhead this time.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 2 months ago

When you are in Winona, AZ and you see a woman riding, that doesn't necessarily mean she is Winona Ryder.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"kernal (anonymous) replies… Or Gallup on a Friday afternoon." Kernal

Oh, I have a Gallup story. Can't talk about it here. Now that I think about it, pretty much all of New Mexico along I-40 is sketchy. It reminds of Season 1 of Breaking Bad out in the desert.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

Spent a week in Tucumcari one afternoon. Seems the local sheriff thought he had caught a couple of desparados when he stopped my buddy and I. After about 6 hours he decided we were who we said we were and let us go. I found out later my friend was sweating it out worried the cop would find a .38 special he kept under the spare.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 2 months ago

Has Kim Jong-un been sent to hell on a shutter? Stay tuned to the interwebs....

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John Pearson 2 years, 2 months ago

It is insane for the legislator from Mulvane to comment on public radio not being a government function when his district includes a state owned CASINO - apparently government sponsored gambling is ok but not radio.

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

Harwaii...back rubs and hot tubs....

Not all them NPR boys talk with that Britisher talk. The Pittsburg station, them all talks like a Southeast Kansas person. But I don't think they shoot no feral hogs.

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labmonkey 2 years, 2 months ago

Only listen to the Car Guys once in awhile... that is not enough for me to support taxpayer funding.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

"...a documentary...Spacehog's Hawaii years..."

just bein' a hog & surviving all those luaus musta been tricky. I hope Burns does an episode on the music.

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prospector 2 years, 2 months ago

My truck's radio stays on it. High Plains Public Radio will get you from Salina to Denver.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"I hear Ken Burns is working on a documentary about Spacehog" CW

Yep. I saw that the other days. He plans on making it 13 part series to be shown in the fall. I'm interested in Spacehog's Hawaii years and his formative years.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 2 months ago

I hear Ken Burns is working on a documentary about Spacehog

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"Austin City Limits" Andini

One of the best shows on tv.

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Shane Garrett 2 years, 2 months ago

Every work day on the drive to work. Just after 580 does last night on the tonight show with Jay Lino. NPR does a lot of in depth reporting and not just head line spouting.

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Andini 2 years, 2 months ago

I'd listen to the music more if I'd quit falling asleep during it.

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Andini 2 years, 2 months ago

Why does every NPR station have a host with a British accent?

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CWGOKU 2 years, 2 months ago

Sometimes PBS if there is an interesting show on like a Ken Burns series. Never NPR, tried it a few times, yawn

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rockchalk1977 2 years, 2 months ago

I don't support liberalism in any way shape or form.

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Andini 2 years, 2 months ago

Austin City Limits on Tv and All Things Considered on the radio.

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hitme 2 years, 2 months ago

NPR News must be remedial news for slow thinkers or people who have been in comas for extended periods and need to catch up. Example:
"The Afghanistan war, which is in Afghanistan, has currently lasted for ten years. American troops have been deployed there during that time. " Their news sounds like a seventh-grader's oral report. The car guys are OK for short periods, but after 30 mins and they've only answered three simple questions, I'm ready to turn the radio off. In fact, I can drive for hours without the radio or mp3 player. PBS has an occasional interesting show, Nova, Rick Steves and a few others. But I'm not a regular watcher....of anything.

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"Did the blizzard part one time." Rock

That town is a whole lot of motels and nothing.

RI - What is a ball pit at McDonald's?

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trinity 2 years, 2 months ago

Only when the Schweddie Balls guy is on. :)

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

Corn chips & tequila - McUpChucks? Is this a drive-thru option? Supersize it!

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g_rock 2 years, 2 months ago

One of my favorite things on the planet is KKFI's Rockabilly Mood Swing Friday evenings 5-7 pm.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 2 months ago

You haven't lived until you've b̶e̶e̶n̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶T̶u̶c̶u̶m̶c̶a̶r̶i̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶a̶ ̶b̶l̶i̶z̶z̶a̶r̶d̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶1̶1̶0̶ ̶d̶e̶g̶r̶e̶e̶s̶ ̶h̶e̶a̶t̶.̶ swan dived into a ball pit at McDonalds while simultaneously vomiting corn chips and tequila.

There. Fixed it for ya.

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

"You haven't lived until you've been to Tucumcari in a blizzard or 110 degrees heat." T_O_B

Did the blizzard part one time. That's closer to dyin' than livin.'

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=willin+by+little+feat&mid=47FF96BD7B86D6AB91A447FF96BD7B86D6AB91A4&view=detail&FORM=VIRE3

"I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari Tehachapi to Tonapah Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made I've driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed If you give me: weed, whites, and wine And you show me a sign I'll be willin' to be movin' " - Lowell George

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kaw7987 2 years, 2 months ago

I listen to NPR nearly all day long at work!

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The_Original_Bob 2 years, 2 months ago

"Did you know parts of Route 66 are still open? Yep. "American Roads" tells her allaboutit. Someday we're gonna travel it looking at relics from the '50's. "

You haven't lived until you've been to Tucumcari in a blizzard or 110 degrees heat.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 2 months ago

"8-10 AM is a good source of news." - merrill

Glen Beck is on from 8-11 am.

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Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

NPR,PBS and Community radio.

Community Radio is a hot source of information.

Think KKFI 90.1 on your radio dial. 8-10 AM is a good source of news.

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autie 2 years, 2 months ago

I are sophistoecated like rockchalk52 also an listens to that NPR evryday...an that KPR when I'm up north we ain't got no KPR downhere just NPR cause I don't know if some of them folks was confused bout which state they lived in. Virgil Peck dont listen much to NPR I don't reckon but the Coffeyville radio gots a AM station for him. I likes that Jewish doctor on the weekend he is interesting and gots receipes for cookin gooder food and them talkin car boys is kindy funny sometimes too. Plus...they don't play no wrapping music.

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Flap Doodle 2 years, 2 months ago

Nope, I get all the smug I need from my macbook.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 2 years, 2 months ago

Do you think I am infected with Toxoplasma gondii?

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grammaddy 2 years, 2 months ago

I listen to NPR on my tablet and the kids watch PBS all the time. Great kids programming.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

Did you know parts of Route 66 are still open? Yep. "American Roads" tells her allaboutit. Someday we're gonna travel it looking at relics from the '50's. Old gas stations, drive-in restaurants and motels. Do I need to tell you, not MY idea?

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

She likes to listen to "Car Talk". After listening to an episode she proceeded to tell all about what was wrong with her car based on the "thingy" connected to the "twisty part" that makes a "phrump, phrump, clackity, click" sound. I told her to hand me a 10mm open end and a star drive bit. She looked at me like my head had exploded.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 2 months ago

The wife listens to it in the car but not in the house anymore. I came home from work in a sour mood one time and remarked that it sounded like they were stretching cats. She was listening to "Opera is My Hobby". Pleasant conversation ensued . . .

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Bill Lee 2 years, 2 months ago

Not as often as I used to. Too many other choices now, and most are more entertaining and less challenging. I take the easy way out most often.

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Odeo 2 years, 2 months ago

"Asked at Checkers, 2300 La. on February 10, 2012"

  • Need I say more. Photog probably made up the question...What? Tired of the "Merc?" - Odeo
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Odeo 2 years, 2 months ago

Umm..Another vague and stupid question LJW. Whomever "made up" this question - please put your head in a toilet....- Odeo

P.S. - Is this not a "Public Broadcasting" to watch as one has to watch and read? Time for me to drop a deuce. - Odeo

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rockchalker52 2 years, 2 months ago

One must listen to NPR to garner an appreciation for high-brow humor. From Keillor's show, for example:

Q: What do you call a carpenter from Utah? A: Mormon Nailer

A guy walks into a bar and says, "I'm the world's greatest tennis player." And the bartender says, "Is this some kind of Djokovic?"

The newlyweds arrived at the hotel to check into the honeymoon suite & after a brief delay, the bellman came over & said to the groom, "Your bridal is ready." "That's ok," the groom said. "I'll just hold onto her ears until she gets the hang of it."

Q: What do you call a boomerang that doesn't come back? A: A stick.

Yes, I listen to NPR. I yam sophisticated.

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Loki 2 years, 2 months ago

I do! The PBS series on the prohibition was fantastic. Besides great educational shows they have fantastic concerts and of course I love the British comedies! NPR is ok, I have a hard time staying focused on listening to people talk on the radio. My mind drifts too easily.

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