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On Midmorning: The elephant in the room and global warming
Posted at 7:34 AM on October 6, 2006 by Bill Wareham (3 Comments)
At 9 a.m., Midmorning will look at where the Republican party stands less than a month before Election Day. From the Jack Abramoff lobbyist scandal to the Mark Foley sex scandal, challenges facing the Republican party continue to grow in this midterm election season. Kerri Miller's guests will be Charles Hurt, Capitol hill bureau chief, Washington Times, and John Fortier, research fellow with the American Enterprise Institute.
At 10 a.m., global warming: Those opposed to regulating greenhouse gases say the costs to industry would be too high. Midmorning's guests include a scientist from DuPont who says the company has saved $3 billion over 15 years by cutting climate changing gases. Kerri's guests are Bill Chameides, chief scientist at Environmental Defense. Prior to becoming an environmental activist, he was a professor of atmospheric sciences for 30 years. Also Mack McFarland, environmental fellow at DuPont.
I find that Keri Miller's interviewing style is way too strident for my tastes - the global warming discussion is not the first time that I have snapped off the radio in disgust. Surely she can find a more effective way of delving into the positions of her guests without engaging in yet more of the polarizing style that we already hear way too much of from our politicians. I expect better of MPR.
Posted by Kris Felbeck | October 6, 2006 10:23 AM
I wish to commend the guests for their tolerance of the hostess's bad behavior. I probably would have left; I certainly would have asked, on air, if my fellow guests thought we should leave. I hope they're invited back in the future with some other host. This was one of the rudest hours of radio I've ever heard (and I started as an announcer in radio in 1963.) /////
Ms. Miller, I invite you to consider two ideas: /////
(1) The perfect is frequently the enemy of the good (and the best is frequently the enemy of good enough!)/////
(2) Fixing the blame is different than fixing the problem; the former feeds your ego, the latter changes the world./////
I really feel that you wasted about forty minutes of my morning, your audience's morning, and your guests'. You should be very happy that I am not your supervisor./////
Paragraph breaks are your friend; they aid in reading comprehension.
Posted by htom | October 6, 2006 11:43 AM
Ha! Preview doesn't show paragraph breaks.
Posted by htom | October 6, 2006 11:44 AM