reply to post by Erowynn
I've said it before, I'll say it again (even though there are detractors who dislike it)...
Amy Hartman is a liberal, but it's journalism.
The first 10 minutes or so are the nuts and bolts...without spin. "Who, what, where, when, how....next story"
The last 45 or so are interviews. I don't get the kind of leading you get from that guy on MSNBC or the Fox people. You don't get the trivial crap
like you do from CNN anchors. No baby mama drama and Kim Kardashian BS.
Also, you actually get a real interview...like 10 to 15 minutes of discussion. Not 3 minutes of two people saying catch phrases and shouting at each
NPR may be slightly conservative, but I enjoy many of the shows, mostly the interviews by Terry Gross and the "This is the Story guy". Also, Diane
Reem usually has good topics/guests. Plus, I've gotten into the whole Radio Lab specials on Saturday and the Wait, Wait don't tell me show. (I should
add that those aren't news, per se, but radio programs in the pre-TV sense of the word).
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EDIT: Do you speak a foreign language? Non-English speaking countries have not been quite as plagued by "Infotainment" as the US, Canada and UK. You
might try them. I like to peruse El Pais from Spain once in a while and the Brazilian news sites - when you don't have to pay - have interesting
things. CAVEAT: You have to weed through the domestic stuff that might mean diddly-squat to you and your life and you have to keep in mind the
inherent bias a specific newspaper might have in a nation where, say, there is some form of governemtn censorship or control.
In fact, many foreign news sites have English versions these days. For example, Yomiuri Shimbun in Japan and Corrriere della Sera in
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