I often wonder when listening to radio, why there aren't more talk show hosts in their teens and twenties? Because I am young, I've realized age has become as much a barrier in an industry that's marginally a lot more seasoned.
Talk radio is also a place where people find a community of like-minded voices who validate each other's beliefs, whereas in the real world, off the airwaves, in the mainstream media, they often fall into the lunatic-fringe category.
As a long-time writer, but a much more recent radio talk show host, I have found that there are simply some things that are spontaneously said aloud that, if given more time, would not only never have been said, but certainly never written down.
Please, my fellow conservatives, take the high ground. Be aware that people who don't agree with you are listening, too. Don't just punish. Persuade. And remember that Dr. King believed in the American Dream, too.
People's Radio serves as an interesting thought experiment. How might we connect more robust and traditional communication systems such as landlines and radios to modern platforms like the Internet? Are there unexplored connections to be made?
Seeing liberal bloggers declare victory about how a boycott of these shows' sponsors led to this makes my hair stand on end for four reasons. First, that's not at all what happened, as these shows will land elsewhere.
There's a chance, as new Hispanic immigrants become more integrated into American life, and more successful, that they'll like the Republican anti-government talking points more than they do now. But there's zero hope of this happening if the Republican brand represents hostility toward Hispanics.
Few Americans are aware of ancient Greek or Roman history. And while it might reverse our current economic disparity to remind folks that there is nothing wrong with employees working together to secure equity and respect at the workplace, there simply aren't too many folks out there trying.
Scalia has a right to believe voting rights are a "perpetuation of racial entitlement" for blacks and Hispanics, but should promote this repellent and biased view on conservative talk radio, not the court.
This week I spoke to Linda O'Neil of New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA), Brooklyn State Committeewoman Jo Anne Simon and District Leader Paul Newell about how to Save LICH (Long Island College Hospital) in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.