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    That's a tough one! Many of the questions are about stories I skipped or just briefly looked at.

    BTW, BBC has introduced a great U.S.-targeted tv news program: BBC World News America.
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    I listen to BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 on
    the internet. I find when foreign countries generate
    programing targeting American audiences they tend
    to "pander" to our tastes, attitudes, and culture.

    About 10 years ago, I wrote a short article accusing
    Radio Netherlands of pandering to American audiences
    and caught all sorts of negative flack from the
    Netherlands.

    Today, I also enjoy listening to Radio New Zealand
    International, Radio Australia, CBC, and Radio Japan
    (NHK) -- all on the internet.

    May be I'll post some links.

    BTW, if you miss a story on NPR or just want to hear the
    story again, go to http://www.npr.org to listen to
    the story at your own convenience. I do this often.
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    I haven't found the BBC America TV news to be pandering. From the bits I've seen it's a nice rundown on world news events of the day.

    I like listening BBC World Service, too, but it's frustrating because I can't find a way to stream it through iTunes which would in turn stream it through Airport and, finally, through my speakers. There are BBC podcasts I can stream through iTunes -- but not live World Service. Or maybe there's a way to make Real Player stream through Airport. I don't know if you use iTunes or Airport, but if you do, any tips?

    Radio Netherlands does stream through iTunes so I end up listening to it every now and then.

    Somtimes I like listening to Charlie Rose shows while I work. They're not as noisy as a lot of radio shows.

    Links would be good!
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    Darcy:

    Since you enjoy the BBC and Radio Netherlands, you'll probably
    like listening to World Radio Network, click http://www.wrn.org/
    to listen.

    Charlie Rose and Terri Gross Fresh Air on NPR are my favorite
    interview programs. I watched Charlie Rose interview Willie
    Nelson and Kris Kristofferson on YouTube the other day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PM4HIRE View Post
    Since you enjoy the BBC and Radio Netherlands, you'll probably
    like listening to World Radio Network, click http://www.wrn.org/
    to listen.
    Thanks!!! I'll check it out.

    Kris Kristofferson has led quite the life.
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