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WTVP Peoria Financial Fraud

Illinois
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Are you paying attention to the financial disaster at WTVP in Peoria, IL? The entire Board of Directors needs to be dissolved & replaced - IMMEDIATELY!

Ayesha Rascoe

Massachusetts
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As long as Ayesha Rascoe is the host for Sunday edition I will NOT contribute to NPR. Her voice is so grating and annoying I can’t listen anymore. Surely there are other women who would be better as the host.

sunday morning

Montana
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Ayesha Roscoe has singlehandedly ruined Sunday morning for us. it was once our favorite morning line up to listen to, not anymore. Her voice is the most ANNOYING voice we have ever heard and her screeching is earsplitting. Take her off the radio or send her to a vocal coach to do some voice training. What are you thinking? we are considering dropping our support.

NewsHour

Delaware
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NewHour coverage of the Israel/Hamas conflict is inarguably unbalanced presenting primarily Gaza victim side with no context and scant mention of how this started in the current conflict, virtually no mention of extraordinary and illegal attack on innocent Israelis. We have contacted our federal representatives on the question of public funding.

Ayesha Rascoe

Tennessee
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I find Rascoe's voice -- the subject of some controversy -- refreshing. I look forward to her program on Sun. mornings, and I appreciate the questions she asks. She always seems to be well prepared and interested in exploring her subject in some depth. I really appreciate today's interview in which we got some context and background on yesterday's Hamas attack on Israel. The news I heard yesterday did not mention the settlers' incursions into Al Aqsa mosque, which Hamas claims provoked this attack. Whether or not this is the case, we need to hear both sides of the story & frequently we get only the perspective of the Israeli government, supported by the US State Dept. [my demographic -- I am a 79 y.o. "white", non-Jewish female, US-born]

Aisha Rascoe

New York
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Probably murdered her name, but I’m responding to the (probably White) person who claims she should be removed because she doesn’t “have a voice for radio “. I am a white person in her 70s - her voice enchants me and lifts my spirits every time I hear her. Thank you for bringing diversity to the airwaves.

Ayesha Rascoe

New York
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I have been a listener and contributor to three public radio stations for decades: WSHU,WNYC &WFUV and more recently WQXR , and I have never sent negative feedback I must express my disappointed in Ayesha Rascoe hosting Sunday Morning. I am a Dominican born New Yorker who has served in public office and have actually had white men remark after my presentation of a proclamation or some other type of speech , “ You speak so intelligently, I didn’t think you were Dominican”. Not everyone was as direct as the man who made that comment, but the point of view is clearly demonstrated in many forms. “Brown and Black women aren’t too smart and are in their positions because of “ anti white man” bigotry” is a cruel and hurtful perspective Ms Rascoe’s unpleasant voice, mispronunciation of words and names and cringe causing giggles at her inability to come up with answers during the puzzle is far beneath the standards I’ve come to expect on NPR. But more importantly( to me) is that there not be a presumption that the bar is set lower for women of color. Lourdes ( Lulu) Garcia Navarro made me feel very proud. I would suggest that all our hosts make all of us proud, particularly those who identify with them.

Deborah Procotor GM

New York
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Please remove funding from The Classical Station out of Wakefield NC for censorship of arts on the grounds of “not family friendly “. Works like Malcolm X and The Hours have been judged and censored by a few narrow minded individuals. Public funds should not support this.

I would like the name and number of the person who can provide guidance on how WVST can become a member of CPB.

Virginia
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Hello Sir or Ma'am: My name is Will Harris, Station Manager, WVST 91.3 FM. I would like the name and number of the person who can provide guidance on how WVST can become a member of CPB. Thanks in advance!!! Willie Harris, III, M.Ed Assistant Professor Mass Communication Virginia State University

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Nature "The Platypus Guardian", NOVA "Ancient Earth: Life Rising"

Virginia
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These two wonderful programs of Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023 on WVPT were uselessly ruined by very frequent losses of sound during the entire 2 programs. Please let me know who to notify when broadcasts of such WVPT programs need to be corrected ASAP. Thank you. Emily Branscome, Staunton, VA 24401

PBS News Hour Jonathan Capehart

Wisconsin
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Retitle Brooks and Capehart to Capehart and Capehart and Capehart. He talks toooo much and the hosts let him go on and on. He isn’t even interesting. I know what he’s going to say in his rants. Brooks is much more interesting, thoughtful and I’m eager to know what he will say. Too bad the hosts don’t let him talk more.

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Lawrence Welk

New Jersey
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My father loves Lawrence Welk. He watches the reruns faithfully, it's the highlight of his week. He is 96 yrs. old. He doesn't like the new format. There is more talking from stars of the show and less music and singing. Any chance of changing the format back?

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Sunday Morning Edition

Florida
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Aaaarghhh another Sunday morning and I have to turn off the radio. Ayesha Roscoe's voice is like nails on a chalkboard please move her to a different slot.

Amna Nawaz on PBS October 24

Arizona
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Ms. Nawaz could not control her comments when talking with the gentleman at PBS. Never seen such a PBS comment.

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Ayesha Rascoe

California
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To whom it may concern ; I’m a regular listener of public radio especially on Sundays. Lately I’ve no longer listening to public radio on Sundays. Ayesha Rascoe is unfortunately gifted with the most annoying voice I’ve ever listened to! Even if she is medically impaired, I strongly feel that image of npr is not properly represented! I’m stopping to listen to the Sunday edition because of that annoying voice!

Amna Nawaz

Arizona
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Please, please remove her from the nightly broadcast. I am hanging in there, but I am close to no longer watching. She reads her cue cards like a freshman in High School. And the constant earnest sadness in her eyes is so glaringly inappropriate! Judy Woodruff was the best. Note: All the other present-day announcers are fantastic! Please, please move her off the top slot, otherwise you risk losing more and more watchers. A*****y S******l

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Ayesha Roscoe

California
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Horrible grating voice. Can't stand it.

Washington Week, Host-Jeffery Goldberg

New Jersey
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Please, enough of Jeffery Goldberg of The Host of Washington Week. This fellow comes across completely unprepared each week to function as the host. When I watch Washington Week each week I want to hear in depth analysis of the goings on in our national’s Capitol, not friendly chit chat in any way with the guests each week. Also, toward the end of the show of October 27, Mr. Goldberg made a big production of the last question he was going to ask his guests, only in the end to ask his guests if they thought it was a sure thing that Mr. Trump would be The GOP candidate for President in 2024? Excuse me, but where has been Mr. Goldberg been? Presently, is there another Presidential Republican candidate anywhere close to Mr. Trump in the polls? NO! Please PBS, show your viewers some respect by replacing Mr. Goldberg as the host of Washington Week, with someone who can do that function with the proper preparedness, pose, and intelligence that should be a prerequisite to have, to be The Host of Washington Week. Thank you. E**a B******d

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Why I will never support PBS

California
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This company is anti-Trump I refuse to let anyone in my family support or watch your programs because you have to much of a libral bias. I don't think anything will ever change with this channel. You are seting a precedence that is one sided.

Ayesha Rascoe

Michigan
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I like Ayesha a lot but please ask her to not raise her voice to such a high scratchy pitch. I find it highly annoying!