Feedback: Correcting NPR Juneteenth Info, Questioning Continued Viability of Car Talk

Jun 22, 2015

On the Listener Comment Line, Susan left the following message on Friday morning, “Roughly at 8:45, you said that Juneteenth was the anniversary of the last state in the Union freeing its slaves. 150 years ago today, slaves had not yet been freed in Kentucky.”   

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Susan goes on to tell us, “Because we were not a secessionist state, our state continued to hold some of our people in slavery in violation of their dignity.”

Rebecca posted on the Facebook page, “I'd be curious to know what other listeners think about WEKU's continued airing of Car Talk redux. (The Best of Car Talk) While I loved Car Talk when it was “real time.” I find shows dating from the late 1980's early 90's tedious, at best.

I, for one, am ready to move on to something current. I ask you to consider retiring Car Talk before it too, warrants the same groan I emit when I see ads for the “new” Terminator and an Arnold Schwarzenegger who refuses to recognize that it's time to hang it up.”

I promised Rebecca that we would put her comments on the air and ask other listeners to weigh in. What do you think about the continued airing of The Best of Car Talk?

Our ratings information seems to show that listeners are still enjoying the program but we’re definitely and sincerely interested in your comments.

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