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News Junkies

Yeah, you watch CNN or MSNBC almost constantly. You're radio dial never leaves NPR. BBC World Service is a special treat. You know you love current events. Share it with everyone else.

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Comment by Keith on December 11, 2010 at 4:02pm

My name is Keith, and I am a politcal/news junkie.

 

I wake up. Watch MSNBC from Morning Joe to The Last Word!

 

And, read the New York Times, The Hill, C-Span, The Economist, Huffington Post and Politico almost daily.

Comment by Jodi Swenson on October 15, 2010 at 9:30pm
I start my day with NPR!
Comment by DocMike on August 27, 2009 at 4:19pm
I start each day with NPR's Morning Edition and my coffee (or maybe a Bloody Mary if I'm on vacation ;-)
Comment by Sue B on July 6, 2009 at 3:54pm
Hey there, NPR just posted the link to the original codex sinaiticus they said there are around 30 mistakes per page wonder what will come out of this?

http://www.codexsinaiticus.org/en/
Comment by sherry on February 14, 2009 at 9:45am
$30 million for the sanfrancisco salt marsh mouse?

this fox news distortion makes me mad.
there is no money for a mouse.

Here are the facts:
It turns out that $30 million is the total amount that the California Coastal Conservancy, a state agency, recommended more than a month ago to numerous federal agencies, looking for lists of "shovel ready" projects as part of the stimulus bill planning.

The conservancy's wish list included five major ongoing wetlands restoration projects totaling nearly 4,000 acres, said civil engineer Steve Ritchie, a Coastal Conservancy staff member who helped draw it up. And the federal Army Corps of Engineers included all five projects on its own list of possible ways to spend stimulus money.

The projects, which range from Napa County to Silicon Valley, involve moving levees, creating islands and converting former industrial salt ponds back to marshes. Each could begin by year's end and would benefit dozens of species, including salmon, steelhead trout, ducks, egrets, and yes, the endangered mouse, Ritchie said.

The work also would provide increased flood protection to homes and businesses around San Francisco Bay, he said. In 2003, the Bush administration endorsed and helped fund the largest of the projects, the purchase of former Cargill salt ponds for wetlands restoration.

Then where did the $30 million figure come from, if it's not in the bill? It turns out that $30 million is the total amount that the California Coastal Conservancy, a state agency, recommended more than a month ago to numerous federal agencies, looking for lists of "shovel ready" projects as part of the stimulus bill planning.

The conservancy's wish list included five major ongoing wetlands restoration projects totaling nearly 4,000 acres, said civil engineer Steve Ritchie, a Coastal Conservancy staff member who helped draw it up. And the federal Army Corps of Engineers included all five projects on its own list of possible ways to spend stimulus money.

The projects, which range from Napa County to Silicon Valley, involve moving levees, creating islands and converting former industrial salt ponds back to marshes. Each could begin by year's end and would benefit dozens of species, including salmon, steelhead trout, ducks, egrets, and yes, the endangered mouse, Ritchie said.

The work also would provide increased flood protection to homes and businesses around San Francisco Bay, he said. In 2003, the Bush administration endorsed and helped fund the largest of the projects, the purchase of former Cargill salt ponds for wetlands restoration.
Comment by sherry on February 9, 2009 at 7:34pm
I'd like to see more federal tax dollars to support NPR... In the UK each household pays $17.64 monthly for the BBC, each household pays a license fee. Also, the BBC is a source of pride for many in the UK. In the US, my guess is each household pays a lot less - only about 16% of the funding is from federal and state tax dollars. I couldn't narrow it down more. But it seems so important to have an informed public for our culture to be healthy that I wish there was more $ support for NPR and Public Broadcasting in general.
Comment by Dan M. on November 6, 2008 at 8:59pm
I listen to NPR almost daily. My wife thinks I'm nuts...
Comment by Hessenroots on September 5, 2008 at 10:22pm
I'm an NPR (and MPR, locally) junkie and AlJazeera, BBC and CNN feed my RSS reader.

I get pretty annoyed with the constant election news so I find myself turning to more foreign services lately.
Comment by Tex on September 5, 2008 at 12:57am
I'm about the same...my radio doesn't leave NPR...usually its BBC and MSNBC for me....BBC World Service on the radio is a nice alternative as well.
Comment by Rosa on September 2, 2008 at 10:16am
I'm subscribed to all types of news channel on youtube: I highly recommend AlJazeera in English, linktv and KBS news from Korea.
 

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