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Idaho
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I am trying to reach the Accounting Principles pdf and the link appears to be broken: https://www.cpb.org/stations/principles/

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mass brainwashing

California
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Dear news organizations, It is important to report on the reasons certain U.S. citizens rabidly continue to support Donald Trump, despite his actual and impending criminality. Obviously, Trump is always acting, always on stage but it is significant to observe: that is who he really is, and most importantly, that is all he really is. When Trump tells his supporters that crime is skyrocketing, or that the economy is the worst it’s ever been, they take his word for it. They are under-informed or misinformed about the issues at hand, and make themselves targets for mass brainwashing, and ultimately identical to cult members. The problem isn’t just that they are misinformed; it’s that they are completely unaware that they are misinformed. To some, it doesn’t matter what Trump actually says because he’s so amusing to watch. Not only are these traits of cult members, but a sign of a mass ignorance pervading a significant sector of U.S. citizens. All cults have something in common. They strip away freedom of thought and realign ideas with those of its leader - a frightening prospect considering millions of Americans are being brainwashed by a reality-TV celebrity. Terms such as narcissistic and psychosis are often mentioned regarding Trump, in psychiatric publications and by experts in the field. When a highly symptomatic individual is placed in an influential position, the person’s symptoms can spread through the population through emotional bonds, heightening existing pathologies and inducing delusions, paranoia and propensity for violence. This is what we are seeing in our society, when people are threatened by Trump supporters, or when politicians are afraid to speak the truth. In the press and in politics, there is much discussion around voting Trumpists out of office, but the problem is far beyond that. There needs to be much more discussion around the mass brainwashing that has occurred, and the resulting cult behavior of Trump supporters and politicians. This would help to pave the way for a mass deprogramming, through an awareness campaign, and fight against the disinformation pervading the media world. Sincerely, Ron F**n, CEO V*****o, Inc.

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PBS Newshour

Oregon
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I am shocked at how much coverage is dedicated to the Israeli struggle 3 wks after the Hamas heinous attack. Americans are being censored during the War on Gaza and I have resorted to AlJazeera for unbiased reporting on this terror by the Israeli Occupation. I don't need to list the extensive atrocities Palestinians have endured as a result of the illegal occupation, since you know, you're educated, worldly but this, this GENOCIDE will mark your journalistic integrity forever. NOT supporting PBS anymore, along with many family members. We're not anti or pro - we fight for HUMAN RIGHTS. SHAME ON YOU.

Native America series

Kansas
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Perhaps it would best be included in a separate series, but did you consider including all the indigenous peoples from Latin America who have migrated to the United States since the Central American wars started in the 1970's and 1980's? The invasion of the Americas into indigenous lands to take resources, like happened here, continues in the Amazon, Central America, and in the Andes. Example: illegal gold miners in Brazil have used automatic weapons to attack, kill, and drive indigenous peoples from their lands--that happened this year. Climate change, terrible education systems that don't teach in their languages, poverty, and the caste systems in Latin America that put indigenous people, especially women, at the bottom rung, and treat indigenous peoples as though they aren't really citizens with rights in their countries of origin--these social forces have driven many indigenous people to migrate to the U.S., often illegally. But they are largely invisible here--unless one is paying attention. My wife is from one of these indigenous groups, so I've been observing this phenomenon firsthand for many years. I think a show about them would be a great opportunity for our societies to look in the mirror now.

Civic Pride

Arizona
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Please do not be dismissive of my story. I have been a loyal contributor to the “Public Broadcasting System” since its creation by congress. How did we get to where we are? As a child, I can remember waiting with excitement to watch the next installment of “The Adams Chronicles” with my FATHER. It was something that helped instill in me a strong sense of Civic Pride. I remember seeing my father's eyes fill with tears from time to time during the course of the series. He was proud to be an inheritor of this country. He was the first generation born in “The United States of America.” He ended his life by saying, “I guess I didn't do so bad. I put 2 boys through college.” I have seen the progression from early public broadcasting in the NY metropolitan area through to Northern California, Southern California and now in Tucson, Arizona. The local AZPM has become nothing more than an advertising company. They proudly solicit, on air, their ability to put a company on their broadcasting service. I will not divert into programming questions. What has motivated this correspondence is the deterioration of the nightly news broadcast. How could we have sunk this low. I do not blame the selection of the 2 people hosting the broadcast. I do not know how material is selected and who slants the material, but it is not “The MacNeil, Lehrer News Hour” any longer. Do they not have the ability to show anything but victims of the Hamas war with on Israel? The war must be reported on, but it is a war. It is not something to keep score on like a ball game. I will not watch one more tearful victim on either side. There was hope this kind of programming could have been avoided when Gwen was alive, but Judy alone was not a capable Journalist, to say nothing of her overt sexism. How she stayed on for as long as she did I will never know. I only occasionally watch the news hour any longer, but when I do, I end up turning it off quickly and turn to internet sources for my news. This is not just a PBS issue, but I had to take a moment to let you know how far down you have gone. I no longer pledge my support to PBS.

Linda Carducci

Maryland
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Please encourage Ms. Carducci to do more explanations of musical terms as she did with etudes this morning.

WTVP Peoria Financial Fraud

Illinois
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Are you paying attention to the financial disaster at WTVP in Peoria, IL? The entire Board of Directors needs to be dissolved & replaced - IMMEDIATELY!

Ayesha Rascoe

Massachusetts
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As long as Ayesha Rascoe is the host for Sunday edition I will NOT contribute to NPR. Her voice is so grating and annoying I can’t listen anymore. Surely there are other women who would be better as the host.

sunday morning

Montana
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Ayesha Roscoe has singlehandedly ruined Sunday morning for us. it was once our favorite morning line up to listen to, not anymore. Her voice is the most ANNOYING voice we have ever heard and her screeching is earsplitting. Take her off the radio or send her to a vocal coach to do some voice training. What are you thinking? we are considering dropping our support.

NewsHour

Delaware
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NewHour coverage of the Israel/Hamas conflict is inarguably unbalanced presenting primarily Gaza victim side with no context and scant mention of how this started in the current conflict, virtually no mention of extraordinary and illegal attack on innocent Israelis. We have contacted our federal representatives on the question of public funding.

Ayesha Rascoe

Tennessee
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I find Rascoe's voice -- the subject of some controversy -- refreshing. I look forward to her program on Sun. mornings, and I appreciate the questions she asks. She always seems to be well prepared and interested in exploring her subject in some depth. I really appreciate today's interview in which we got some context and background on yesterday's Hamas attack on Israel. The news I heard yesterday did not mention the settlers' incursions into Al Aqsa mosque, which Hamas claims provoked this attack. Whether or not this is the case, we need to hear both sides of the story & frequently we get only the perspective of the Israeli government, supported by the US State Dept. [my demographic -- I am a 79 y.o. "white", non-Jewish female, US-born]

Aisha Rascoe

New York
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Probably murdered her name, but I’m responding to the (probably White) person who claims she should be removed because she doesn’t “have a voice for radio “. I am a white person in her 70s - her voice enchants me and lifts my spirits every time I hear her. Thank you for bringing diversity to the airwaves.

Ayesha Rascoe

New York
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I have been a listener and contributor to three public radio stations for decades: WSHU,WNYC &WFUV and more recently WQXR , and I have never sent negative feedback I must express my disappointed in Ayesha Rascoe hosting Sunday Morning. I am a Dominican born New Yorker who has served in public office and have actually had white men remark after my presentation of a proclamation or some other type of speech , “ You speak so intelligently, I didn’t think you were Dominican”. Not everyone was as direct as the man who made that comment, but the point of view is clearly demonstrated in many forms. “Brown and Black women aren’t too smart and are in their positions because of “ anti white man” bigotry” is a cruel and hurtful perspective Ms Rascoe’s unpleasant voice, mispronunciation of words and names and cringe causing giggles at her inability to come up with answers during the puzzle is far beneath the standards I’ve come to expect on NPR. But more importantly( to me) is that there not be a presumption that the bar is set lower for women of color. Lourdes ( Lulu) Garcia Navarro made me feel very proud. I would suggest that all our hosts make all of us proud, particularly those who identify with them.

Deborah Procotor GM

New York
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Please remove funding from The Classical Station out of Wakefield NC for censorship of arts on the grounds of “not family friendly “. Works like Malcolm X and The Hours have been judged and censored by a few narrow minded individuals. Public funds should not support this.

I would like the name and number of the person who can provide guidance on how WVST can become a member of CPB.

Virginia
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Hello Sir or Ma'am: My name is Will Harris, Station Manager, WVST 91.3 FM. I would like the name and number of the person who can provide guidance on how WVST can become a member of CPB. Thanks in advance!!! Willie Harris, III, M.Ed Assistant Professor Mass Communication Virginia State University

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Nature "The Platypus Guardian", NOVA "Ancient Earth: Life Rising"

Virginia
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These two wonderful programs of Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 on WVPT were uselessly ruined by very frequent losses of sound during the entire 2 programs. Please let me know who to notify when broadcasts of such WVPT programs need to be corrected ASAP. Thank you. Emily Branscome, Staunton, VA 24401

PBS News Hour Jonathan Capehart

Wisconsin
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Retitle Brooks and Capehart to Capehart and Capehart and Capehart. He talks toooo much and the hosts let him go on and on. He isn’t even interesting. I know what he’s going to say in his rants. Brooks is much more interesting, thoughtful and I’m eager to know what he will say. Too bad the hosts don’t let him talk more.

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Lawrence Welk

New Jersey
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My father loves Lawrence Welk. He watches the reruns faithfully, it's the highlight of his week. He is 96 yrs. old. He doesn't like the new format. There is more talking from stars of the show and less music and singing. Any chance of changing the format back?

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Sunday Morning Edition

Florida
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Aaaarghhh another Sunday morning and I have to turn off the radio. Ayesha Roscoe's voice is like nails on a chalkboard please move her to a different slot.

Amna Nawaz on PBS October 24

Arizona
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Ms. Nawaz could not control her comments when talking with the gentleman at PBS. Never seen such a PBS comment.

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