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PM4HIRE
12-07-2007, 01:00 PM
Click http://www.reuters.com/news/globalcoverage/newsquiz to take.

Darcy
12-09-2007, 10:40 AM
That's a tough one! Many of the questions are about stories I skipped or just briefly looked at.

BTW, BBC has introduced a great U.S.-targeted tv news program: BBC World News America (http://www.bbcamerica.com/content/169/worldhome.jsp).

PM4HIRE
12-09-2007, 03:37 PM
I listen to BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4 on
the internet. I find when foreign countries generate
programing targeting American audiences they tend
to "pander" to our tastes, attitudes, and culture.

About 10 years ago, I wrote a short article accusing
Radio Netherlands of pandering to American audiences
and caught all sorts of negative flack from the
Netherlands.

Today, I also enjoy listening to Radio New Zealand
International, Radio Australia, CBC, and Radio Japan
(NHK) -- all on the internet.

May be I'll post some links.

BTW, if you miss a story on NPR or just want to hear the
story again, go to http://www.npr.org to listen to
the story at your own convenience. I do this often.

Darcy
12-10-2007, 04:02 PM
I haven't found the BBC America TV news to be pandering. From the bits I've seen it's a nice rundown on world news events of the day.

I like listening BBC World Service, too, but it's frustrating because I can't find a way to stream it through iTunes which would in turn stream it through Airport and, finally, through my speakers. There are BBC podcasts I can stream through iTunes -- but not live World Service. Or maybe there's a way to make Real Player stream through Airport. I don't know if you use iTunes or Airport, but if you do, any tips?

Radio Netherlands does stream through iTunes so I end up listening to it every now and then.

Somtimes I like listening to Charlie Rose (http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=charlie+rose+&sitesearch=) shows while I work. They're not as noisy as a lot of radio shows.

Links would be good!

PM4HIRE
12-11-2007, 08:56 AM
Darcy:

Since you enjoy the BBC and Radio Netherlands, you'll probably
like listening to World Radio Network, click http://www.wrn.org/
to listen.

Charlie Rose and Terri Gross Fresh Air on NPR are my favorite
interview programs. I watched Charlie Rose interview Willie
Nelson and Kris Kristofferson on YouTube the other day.

Darcy
12-11-2007, 10:36 AM
Since you enjoy the BBC and Radio Netherlands, you'll probably
like listening to World Radio Network, click http://www.wrn.org/
to listen.

Thanks!!! I'll check it out.

Kris Kristofferson has led quite the life.