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I’ve Been at NPR for 25 Years. Here’s How We Lost America’s Trust.
Uri Berliner, a veteran at the public radio institution, says the network lost its way when it started telling listeners how to think.


You know the stereotype of the NPR listener: an EV-driving, Wordle-playing, tote bag–carrying coastal elite. It doesn’t precisely describe me, but it’s not far off. I’m Sarah Lawrence–educated, was raised by a lesbian peace activist mother, I drive a Subaru, and Spotify says my listening habits are most similar to people in Berkeley.

I fit the NPR mold. I’ll cop to that.

So when I got a job here 25 years ago, I never looked back. As a senior editor on the business desk where news is always breaking, we’ve covered upheavals in the workplace, supermarket prices, social media, and AI.

It’s true NPR has always had a liberal bent, but during most of my tenure here, an open-minded, curious culture prevailed. We were nerdy, but not knee-jerk, activist, or scolding.

In recent years, however, that has changed. Today, those who listen to NPR or read its coverage online find something different: the distilled worldview of a very small segment of the U.S. population.

If you are conservative, you will read this and say, duh, it’s always been this way.

But it hasn’t.

For decades, since its founding in 1970, a wide swath of America tuned in to NPR for reliable journalism and gorgeous audio pieces with birds singing in the Amazon. Millions came to us for conversations that exposed us to voices around the country and the world radically different from our own—engaging precisely because they were unguarded and unpredictable. No image generated more pride within NPR than the farmer listening to Morning Edition from his or her tractor at sunrise.

Back in 2011, although NPR’s audience tilted a bit to the left, it still bore a resemblance to America at large. Twenty-six percent of listeners described themselves as conservative, 23 percent as middle of the road, and 37 percent as liberal.
https://www.thefp.com/p/npr-editor-how- ... icas-trust
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Only 1 minute in had to stop. Makes my head hurt.

Not just a Bizzaro world, but a headache inducing one.

This idiocy will pass, as all things idiotic eventually do.

Just don’t give them a minute of your life watching them make fools of themselves

I want my 1 minute back.
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Ontario university seeks math professor who self-IDs as woman or gender minority

The University of Waterloo’s department of Pure Mathematics is hiring for an esteemed position — but applicants must self-identify as women, transgender, gender-fluid, nonbinary or two-spirit.

The position, for a Canada Research Chair (CRC), was posted internally and externally with very specific requirements.

Aside from being an “exceptional scholar and researcher,” the tenure track position, ranked as an assistant professor, is looking for candidates with a PhD or equivalent in pure mathematics or a related discipline.

They must also come up with a program of “high-quality research that will attract external funding and excellent, well qualified and diverse graduate students.”

Research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, service to the unit and the supervision of graduate students are just some of the duties.
Most notably, however, is who exactly can submit their resume.

“To address legal requirements for supporting underrepresented groups in the CRC program, eligible candidates for this search are required to identify as a woman or gender minority, which is defined to include individuals who self-identify as women, transgender, gender-fluid, nonbinary and Two-Spirit people.”
https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/other/on ... 252c&ei=13
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From GBs post

They must also come up with a program of “high-quality research that will attract external funding and excellent, well qualified and diverse graduate students.”
Wanna bet that the “external funding” funnel leads directly from Putz’s filthy govt?
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Catsumi wrote: Apr 15th, 2024, 6:00 pm From GBs post

They must also come up with a program of “high-quality research that will attract external funding and excellent, well qualified and diverse graduate students.”
Wanna bet that the “external funding” funnel leads directly from Putz’s filthy govt?
I was more drawn to this part:
To address legal requirements for supporting underrepresented groups in the CRC program,
What "legal requirements" are these idiots talking about? Why would there be a "legal requirement" to hire someone who "identifies as a woman"? What happens if Waterloo doesn't require with this "legal requirement"? Seriously, why isn't the only "legal requirement" for all universities to just hire the best person for the job? Anything else/less than that is insane and horrible too.
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The Green Barbarian wrote: Apr 15th, 2024, 6:34 pm
Catsumi wrote: Apr 15th, 2024, 6:00 pm From GBs post



Wanna bet that the “external funding” funnel leads directly from Putz’s filthy govt?
I was more drawn to this part:
To address legal requirements for supporting underrepresented groups in the CRC program,
What "legal requirements" are these idiots talking about? Why would there be a "legal requirement" to hire someone who "identifies as a woman"? What happens if Waterloo doesn't require with this "legal requirement"? Seriously, why isn't the only "legal requirement" for all universities to just hire the best person for the job? Anything else/less than that is insane and horrible too.
Good questions, but as you know, you dare not ask them in this age of Bizzaro. You will be skinned alive
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Furries furore! Utah school hit with bomb threat after students claimed they were being terrorized by classmates in animal costumes

The Utah school where pupils dressed as animals have allegedly been scratching and biting other students has now been hit with a bomb threat.

Kids walked out of Mt. Nebo Middle School in Payson on Wednesday to protest the 'furries' - and parents were today warned that the school has since received a threat.

In an email from Principal Kelly Taylor, parents were warned about a 'non-credible bomb threat' while being told they were 'welcome to keep your child home today'.

Taylor said Payson Police had conducted a 'thorough sweep' of the building and found 'no evidence to support the threat' in the email seen by DailyMail.com.

The nature of the menace or who was behind it were not disclosed. It came 24 hours after hundreds of students staged the protest against 'furry' pupils.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... otest.html
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Daniel Dorman: When courts believe anyone can be a woman, justice is in jeopardy

In March, a decision from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) used the words “a person with a vagina” to refer to a sexual assault victim instead of simply writing “a woman.” It was reminiscent of the infamous United States Supreme Court confirmation hearing of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson in 2022, during which she couldn’t define the term “woman.” It also harked back to a 2023 decision by the SCC, in which the court stated that the terminology around gender identity continues to evolve beyond the “binary of ‘male’ or ‘female.'”

These word games baffle and anger many , but it ought to be said that undermining the term “woman” has been the intentional project of gender theorists for decades.

Discrediting the idea that the word “woman” properly represents a person of the female sex was an explicit project of Judith Butler’s 1990 landmark text, Gender Trouble . The SCC’s evolving language is entirely in line with, and shows an institutional acceptance of, Butler’s unreasonable contention that “there is very little agreement after all on what it is that constitutes, or ought to constitute, the category of women.”

But by signalling approval for gender theory, the court is standing on incredibly shaky ground, because Butler’s work to dispense with the word “woman” is founded on irrational and politically dangerous principles.
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Coming to a neighbourhood near you. (Oh gawd, please no.)

Brazilian Butt Lifts. :200:
Any of our Castanet girls going this route?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... ywood.html
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Apr 23rd, 2024, 3:56 pm Brazilian Butt Lifts.
Those look absolutely hideous. What an absolute waste of money.
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seewood wrote: Apr 23rd, 2024, 4:33 pm
Babba_not_Gump wrote: Apr 23rd, 2024, 3:56 pm Brazilian Butt Lifts.
Those look absolutely hideous. What an absolute waste of money.
Hideous is right. And I apologize for not posting a warning.
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Babba_not_Gump wrote: Apr 23rd, 2024, 3:56 pm Coming to a neighbourhood near you. (Oh gawd, please no.)

Brazilian Butt Lifts. :200:
Any of our Castanet girls going this route?
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/arti ... ywood.html
Oh good grief :200: I am so glad I was a teenager in the 80’s. When the girls in teen magazines and rock bands still had their own bodies, hair, facial features. The girls and young women today are having to live up to absolutely impossible expectations. Boys and men are seeing airbrushed, manipulated, surgically enhanced women all over when the reality is nothing like that. It’s extremely sad.
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Not a fan.. I do smile when people like Kylie won't admit to surgery.
A concern is as a rult the women are doing this for someone else, or for their " careers"
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