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    NPR and CBC

    Hi,

    I have recently started listening to NPR 24 news stream and am wondering if some kind North Americans could suggest NPR streams or programmes that are interesting for a BBC Radio 4 listener...

    Likewise I am struggling to find my way round the CBC streams but suspect I am missing interesting content.

    I am interested in economics, politics, intelligent debate but not interested in sport chat. Interesting cultural programmes are good too.

    Any recommendations will be appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Fairy

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    Re: CBC

    If you go to http://www.cbc.ca/radio/, you will find links to various programming. The list at the bottom of the page is blank a this moment, but you can click on Radio 2 or Radio 1 or Radio 3 and go to those respective networks, and details. At the top of the page, under the picture, is a link to Schedules and Programs.

    This will give you program content and times, etc. Most programs are broadcast in at least four timezones, all available online (sadly, mostly at low bitrates). Lots of great politics, arts and music content. You might like Q with Jian Gomeshi, interesting program and interesting guy.

    Also lots of music. On the Radio2 site is a link to Concerts On Demand, a repository of a very great many contests in all genres, playable at will -- although it takes a bit of finesse to get them playing through the squeezebox apps. But possible, let me know if you want help with that.

    Ron

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    Thanks Ron. I'll go explore their website. It's simply amazing how much good entertainment is available across the globe these days. I feel my life is enriched by hearing perspectives from other lands as I shelter by my log fire in my little valley surrounded by Scottish farmland.




    Cool found a Robert Plant gig in the archive... no Cowboy Junkies though... must keep exploring. This is excellent. Thanks... I see the Q archive has lots of interesting guests on it.
    Last edited by fairyliquidizer; 2011-10-02 at 00:36.
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    NPR and CBC

    On 10/1/2011 7:09 AM, fairyliquidizer wrote:
    > I have recently started listening to NPR 24 news stream and am
    > wondering if some kind North Americans could suggest NPR streams or
    > programmes that are interesting for a BBC Radio 4 listener...


    If you're talking about this service:

    http://www.npr.org/audiohelp/progstream.html

    then all of the programs there are the closest you'll get to Radio 4 -
    these NPR programs are pretty well the only generally available shows on
    US radio which are intended for intelligent, moderate listeners.

    --
    Bill
    (ex-BBC World Service engineer; long-time US resident)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairyliquidizer View Post
    Any recommendations will be appreciated.
    The "Fresh Air" program from WHYY in Philadelphia, hosted by Terry Gross, is frequently very interesting.

    http://www.npr.org/programs/fresh-air/

    For folks on the left here in the states, NPR often seems too safely mainstream. They are apt to tune into Amy Goodman's "Democracy Now!" program.

    http://www.democracynow.org/

    It's a testament to Goodman's journalist over-reach that even longtime listeners will jokingly refer to the program as "Conspiracy Now!" But they do keep listening.
    Last edited by gharris999; 2011-10-02 at 09:03.

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    I recommend "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me" with a caveat. It's kind of a quiz show based on current events and much of it is US centric news, so I'm not sure if someone outside the States would find it as amusing.

    I subscribe to the podcast using the Mediafly app, just checked and you can also get it via the NPR app.
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    Thanks guys. I am working my way through your recommendations now. I am enjoying hearing a different perspective on the world. I think I will try that news quiz now :-)

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