What Do You Want to Hear?

January 24, 2008 at 2:42 pm | Posted in Your Ideas | 9 Comments

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  1. So glad to see that you’re blogging now.
    Esther Dyson once said this:
    “Google is the new Microsoft, and facebook will be the new google.”
    Now that you are blogging, don’t stop there. delve into the magical world of social networking sites. Facebook for brains, MySpace for music, LinkedIn for business contacts.
    Zillow is google maps with house prices. Great for real estate concerns.

    I’ll multiply your voice…


  2. Today, the Charlotte Observer reported that it is cutting 25 of 41 graphics and ad design jobs, and sending them overseas in order to cut costs. The paper also reported that Yahoo!, one of the most visited websites in the world, missed earnings projections and is cutting 1,000 jobs.

    Indie Business Radio, hosted by me, gives hope not only to those laid off workers, but more importantly, to their children. My radio show provides hard hitting, no holds barred advice to help average Americans start and manage independent (Indie), profitable business of their own so they no longer live at the mercy of their employer’s earnings reports.

    The weekly Internet radio show has a proven track record and a loyal listening audience of men, women and families who are interested in generating income on their own terms and creating the kind of flexibility that allows them to have the kind of family time that is so important.

    Indie Business Radio is not about helping people get rich. It does not aspire to the latest “make a million” attitudes that make so many people making less than that feel inadequate. Indie Business is all about the reality that we all have talents and gifts that can be used to create income that supports ourselves and our families.

    I invite you to listen to some recent shows at our website, http://www.indiebusinessradio.com/2008_archives.html.

    The Indie Business message needs to be heard, and I believe that your listeners will support it. And I’m willing to do the show for free — and I do bring sponsors to the table as well.

    I look forward to hearing your thoughts.

  3. It seems like “Fair Game” tries to do what “Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me” does best.

    Fair Game is full of awkward pauses and poor comedic timing. I do enjoy most of the musical artists and one of the skits. I appreciate what it is trying to do, but perhaps the show should take a break to study “Wait, Wait,” the more successful model (IMO).

    Thanks for making this blog available for feedback.

  4. Dave,

    Thanks for your comment. We are in the social cyber world now. Charlotte Talks has a myspace page. Our url is: http://www.myspace.com/charlottetalks


  5. I would like to hear more about how the mental health reform is going. I know there have been a few shows over the past few years with managers and policy makers. I don’t think there have been any shows with the people that have carry out the workload. Thanks and keep up the great work!

  6. Hello,

    I would be very interested in learning why the North Carolina Primary is in May, instead of on Super Tuesday? What possible reason could there be for not wanting to help choose the candidate?

    Thanks, and I really appreciate all the great work you do 🙂

  7. Love that you are blogging. I think you should have a show on podcasting and (legal) downloadable media. I rarely miss Charlotte Talks now that I can download the show and listen at my convenience It’s completely changed the way I consume radio.

    Peter McRae

  8. I would like to hear a show about the debate on sex education. As a parent educator, I try to help parents recognize their role as the primary educator of their children regarding sexuality. Kids surveyed report that they want to hear more from their parents and their schools.

    HIV and STI rates are climbing in the south – is that connected to the lack of adequate sex education they receive? The statistics are staggering! People assume that European teenagers are more sexually active and unsafe – yet the opposite is true. Sex is talked about more openly and education/prevention measures are widely available there — and they have lower teen pregnancy rates, lower teen STI rates, they wait longer to have sex, and they have fewer partners, etc.

    What happened to “knowledge is power?” Why, when it comes to sex, do we hold the position that ignorance ensures inaction? Why do parents and society think they can pass along good values when they are barely a whisper among all the noise that young people hear about sex?

    What will it take for parents, schools and the community to recognize that we are harming our children by not properly educating them about healthy sexuality? How can we expect them to make wise choices when they don’t have enough information and advice?

    I’d love to hear a show on this so I can find out who else is passionate about this topic!

    If it’s ok to include this, I’ll mention that I do a blog for parents about how to talk to kids about sex, called “Get Talking” http://gettalking.wordpress.com/

    Thanks for allowing me to suggest this!

  9. Davie’s Law/ Humane Euthanasia in Shelters was filed Wednesday, January 28 in the North Carolina General Assembly by Representative Cary Allred. House Bill #6 is named for a puppy who survived a North Carolina gas chamber, later to be found in alive a plastic bag in a dumpster by a citizen taking out her trash. Many shelters still use the CO gas chamber and other cruel and inhumane methods to end the lives of lost and abandoned animals. If Davie’s Law passes, it would ensure that no animal would ever again be subjected to this treatment in a North Carolina shelter.

    The bill is endorsed by the American Humane Association, Animal Law Coalition, In Defense of Animals, Born Free USA, and many veterinarians and animal welfare organizations. It would require humane euthanasia by injection of sodium pentobarbital, or an alternate oral version of the drug, for all animals euthanized in the custody of shelters. Sixty-five animal shelters in North Carolina euthanize primarily by injection, and fifty-nine of those report using this method exclusively. Employees in those shelters have been trained to safely deal with wildlife and aggressive animals. Still, thirty-two county and city shelters kill animals in gas chambers made of cinderblock, metal, and even wood.

    Witnesses including veterinarians and animal shelter personnel have reported seeing animals struggle to escape gas chambers as they howl and cry. Alice Singh says, “I will never forget what I saw. The dogs were trying to jump out of the large metal box, only to fail with the many other dogs in the chamber with them. The screams from that box will never escape my memory, nor will the many scratches inside of the box, or the blood in the bottom left after removing the dogs.” Alice has been working to end the gas chamber for 8 years in counties all over North Carolina. Since that time, seventeen county shelters have made the change to humane euthanasia by injection.

    Gas chambers can also be hazardous for shelter workers. Inspections from government agencies including North Carolina Department of Labor, North Carolina Department of Agriculture, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and local fire marshals in Reidsville and Stokes County have revealed leaking and malfunctioning gas chambers and gas cylinders, which have in many cases exposed workers to high levels of carbon monoxide.

    But what about the cost? A new cost study from national Animal Care and Control Consultant Doug Fakkema, commissioned by American Humane Association, shows that euthanasia by injection can be less expensive than the gas chamber. This study was based on recent figures obtained from North Carolina animal shelters.

    House Bill #6 can be found at this link http://ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2009&BillID=H6. Other primary sponsors include Representatives Rick Glazier, Ty Harrell, and Pat McElraft.

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