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playDavid Hartstein : “There was one morning where I had a particularly frustrating commute.  St. Louis Public Radio  definitely helped restore my sense of sanity, as it can get pretty trying sitting on a highway with bumper-to-bumper traffic when you’re just not making any progress.  At least St. Louis Public Radio was providing me some value for that time.  I’m David Hartstein and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for sane company during my morning commute.”
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playSaroni Kundu: “My husband and I moved to India temporarily in 2008 and returned to St. Louis in 2009. The thing that we missed the most was listening to St. Louis Public Radio on our way to work and back! Listening to the in-depth news had become a part of our daily lives, and we didn’t know how much it was a part of us until we were away from it for a while. I’m Saroni Kundu and KWMU is my source for feeling at home and at the same time being in touch with the world every day.”
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playPatton Chiles: “I work in theatre--live theatre--and I go all over the city, all the time. I have a lot of insanity in my life because of the irregular hours--the late, late nights and the early morning classes--and St. Louis Public Radio really helps chill me out, keeps me grounded. I’m Patton Chiles, and St. Louis Public Radio is My Source for sanity.”
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playClinton Berry: “Another year goes by and another birthday rolls around and, as in the past, I renewed my membership . This year, in honor of a certain milestone in my life, I did things differently. I switched to a sustaining membership. Now I can choose to ignore getting older but still know that I am doing my part. I'm Clinton Berry and St Louis Public Radio is my source for a birthday gift that I give myself, and now I can do that without acknowledging I just got another year older!”
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playClinton Berry: “As a librarian and an avid reader myself, I really appreciate the in-depth interviews with authors that I hear on St. Louis Public Radio.  Yeah, I’m that kind of guy that always has a pen and paper nearby or, nowadays I guess, I use the electronic equivalent more often, to jot down a title or an author’s name and I use that for further investigation.  I’m Clinton Berry and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for additions to my personal reading list as well as additions to the library.”
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playChris Reimer:“I work in brand development and social media.  After a long day of that, quite often my brain is a little bit hot, like scrambled eggs, and I leave the office and get into the car.  When listening to public radio, I enjoy the deep treatment of issues as opposed to what I’m used to during the day, which is 140 character bits of information.  It soothes me, and that’s what I need after a long day at the office.  I’m Chris Reimer and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for descrambling my brain.”
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playAllan Schickman:“Who would have guessed that a story on Morning Edition would provide the central inspiration for the young adult novel I was starting to write?”
Robert Krulwich: “While we cannot tell one crow from another, crows can tell people apart?”
Prof. John Marswith:  “Yeah, that’s right, they’re much better at it than we are (crow caw audio).”
AS: “The villain of my book discovers those bird behaviors to his sorrow.  I’m Allan Schickman, and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for off-the-wall ideas.”
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playMatt Black, on Science Friday: "There was a story on Science Friday about the fashion of the space suits.”
Professor Nicholas DeMonchaux:  “The space suits actually had a fabric called nylon tricot, which is the same thing that bras were made of, so it was really girdle technology and bra technology that held it together all in one piece.”
Ira Flatow:  “Why didn’t Playtex advertise this?”
Professor Nicholas DeMonchaux:  “The fact that it’s made by Playtex is a bit embarrassing.  What they had going for them is that they, uniquely,  could actually make a suit that worked.”
Matt Black:   “I’m Matt Black and St. Louis Public Radio is My Source for topics I didn’t even know I cared about.”
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playMatt Black, on Morning Edition: "I heard on Morning Edition a story about the college admission process at Amherst, about picking the soul of the person, instead of picking grades or test scores.”
Amherst Selection Committee member Christina Nueves:  “Overall a great woman, obviously a strong student, but I feel like I’m missing something.”
Dean of Admissions Tom Parker:  “You know, to make it through, you’ve got to have genuine enthusiasm from the readers and it wasn’t there.”
NPR’s Tovia Smith: “Just missing that je ne sais quoi.”
Tom Parker:  “Yeah, and that’s the appropriate phrase, because you can’t quite name it.”
Matt Black:  “I’m Matt Black and St. Louis Public Radio is My Source for topics I didn’t even know I cared about.”
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playChristian Misner: "As a professional magician, I know that a quality performance depends on making shows fresh for today’s news-savvy audiences.  St. Louis Public Radio keeps me informed about news from around the country that I can turn into topical jokes during my comedy magic shows at City Museum.  I’m Christian the Magician – and that’s why St. Louis Public Radio is my source for news material to joke about during my comedy magic shows – and that’s no joke!”
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playClinton Berry: "Each year, around my birthday, I renew my membership to St. Louis Public Radio. I think of it as a gift that I can give myself that keeps on giving year-round, and, because this is something that I do on my birthday, hey, it makes getting older a little bit easier every year.  I’m Clinton Berry. St. Louis Public Radio is my source for a birthday present that I give myself.”
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playSteve Woolf: “As artists in the world, we all continue to be involved and want to know what’s going on, because, usually in theatrical literature, we are connecting in some way to our current society and our current population in every play that gets done.  Having the wealth of information that comes on a show like Diane Rehm’s Show just helps to enhance our understanding of the world.  I’m Steve Woolf, and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for bringing the news of the world into my workplace.”
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playHarry Weber: "I do bronze statues of various historical and sports figures around the country, including some of those around Busch Stadium.  When I’m working, I guess what they call the “right brain” is totally engaged and I’m not really thinking about what’s in front of me – it just sort of happens. NPR is my constant companion in the studio.  Every statue I do has hundreds of stories and commentaries and news items associated with it.  My name is Harry Weber, and St. Louis Public Radio is my biggest source for left brain nourishment.”
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playCatherine Boulanger: “As a modern language teacher,  it’s my responsibility to know about cultural issues and to understand a variety of perspectives.  St. Louis Public Radio is my news analysis as I commute to school and my editorial page for All Things Considered.  I know that what I’m listening to has just been gathered and written by an efficient staff.  I’m Catherine Boulanger, and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for faceted issues and perspectives affecting us now.”
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playKyle Czarnecki : “I'm a Paramedic in Jefferson County and when on the road or at the station, having intelligent talk that's never a shouting match is such a breath of Fresh Air. The content is interesting and inspiring, and Car Talk keeps me laughing every saturday morning. On more than one occasion something I've heard on KWMU has helped me in my job, whether its medical content on Science Friday, an increased cultural awareness from The World, or an easy repair on Car Talk.  St. Louis Public Radio is my source of learning for the community I serve.”
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playCordell Schulten: “When teaching at Fontbonne University,  I listened every day to St. Louis Public Radio.  Now, when I’m halfway around the world teaching American Law at Handong University in Korea,  I still listen each day via the web.  St. Louis Public Radio equips me to challenge my global students to think through the perplexing issues facing our ever-shrinking world. I’m Cordell Schulten, and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for pondering the persistent questions of life with my students.”
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playRachel Delcau: “St. Louis Public Radio is part of my daily routine, and what I really love is hearing (on the national programs) when they say ‘and now, to a caller from St. Louis, Missouri’, and I’m always proud of my community when I hear such intelligent questions.  I’m really, really  proud to live in St. Louis when I listen to St. Louis Public Radio.  I’m Rachel Delcau, and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for pride in my community.”
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playGreg Munteanu: “When I heard this great story about naturalists who record wilderness soundscapes, I felt like they were talking to me.  It was almost like ‘this show is meant to make me figure out what I’m supposed to do with my life.'  So, I just went and signed up for the program at Webster University – I’m two years into it.  I’m Greg Munteanu, and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for career inspiration.”
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playJen Dorsey: “Every morning of my childhood began with ‘I’m Bob Edwards’, and every Saturday  evening of my childhood began with (sings) ‘Oh, hear that old piano, from down the avenue…’, and now, in the morning, my son gets to hear ‘I’m Steve Inskeep’ on the way to school every morning and  every Saturday night he gets to hear Garrison Keillor sing as well.  I’m Jen Dorsey and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for making the soundtrack of our lives.”
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playStephanie DeChambeau: “In high school I took a one semester humanities class which provided one of those ‘aha’ moments.  For the first time I saw history, philosophy, arts, literature, science…in parallel.  St. Louis Public Radio and NPR provide this kind of reporting, helping me understand that one thing does impact another.  I’m Stephanie DeChambeau, and St. Louis Public Radio is my source for life context. ”
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playSuresh Ramsaroop: “I have cable, and I listen to all the cable news outlets, but it's almost like 'News Meets Wrestling: let's just make it for entertainment.' It's just something to pass the time by.  When it's all said and done, are you informed?  Do you know the topic more?  More times than not 'no,' and that's not the case with Marketplace, or any of the news programs.  My name is Suresh Ramsaroop, and St. Louis Public Radio is my source of knowledge.”
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playEmma Lozowski: “I’m a mother of three precious children.  There are many jobs in a mom’s day that are repetitive and mechanical – laundry’s one of them.  I sort, wash, dry and put away clothes with my eyes closed.  Doing laundry would be boring without KWMU.  I am Emma Lozowski, and KWMU is my source for a laundry sorting companion.”
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playBob Blaskiewicz: “Some mornings I fall asleep to KWMU playing in the background. When this happens, Morning Edition becomes the soundtrack to vivid and improbable dreams--for instance, attending President Obama’s recent town hall meeting in Turkey. On more than one occasion, I found myself being grilled by U.S. Senators, only to have my answers cut off by some impertinent public official who insisted on answering the questions for me. I’m Bob Blaskiewicz, and KWMU is my source for the brief, but powerful illusion that I am at the center of things.”
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playGilberto Pinela: (Two pieces, one English, one Spanish - the Spanish version is the exact same message as the English version):

“As a television talk show host, I must always be informed and on top of important local news and events. Listening to KWMU prepares me for a great interview and keeps me in touch with all that’s happening in the St. Louis region. I’m Gilberto Pinela and KWMU is my source for information to prepare me for a great interview."
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playErin Nolan: “I do offsite outreach programs, which means I spend a lot of time driving around greater St. Louis and a lot of time listening to KWMU.   And so, I’m continually surprised by how often I learn on KWMU can be tied into a program I’m doing and helps to answer the question ‘Why should we learn this?,' I’m Erin Nolan and KWMU is my source for connecting science to the real world.”
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playDiane Guerra: "When my son was in Iraq, I had a lot of sleepless nights worrying about him, but the BBC made the night time less scary.  Not only did they have the most up-to-the-minute news about the war, but the soothing tones of the British broadcasters made everything easier.  My son is no longer in Iraq, but I still love falling asleep to those wonderful voices.  I’m Diane Guerra, and KWMU is my source for a more peaceful night time."
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playDavid Beebe: "The Swiss theologian, Karl Barth, once remarked that the right way to pray is with a Bible in one hand and a newspaper in the other. These days, I get my news from KWMU.  I’m a pastor and I believe that I should lead my congregation to both prayer and action about the issues of the day.  I’ve been a listener and supporter of KWMU since I moved to St. Louis twenty years ago.  I’m David Beebe and KWMU is my source for knowing what to pray about on Sunday morning."
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playAmanda Harper: " I have to drive a lot for work.  I have meetings all over the community.  It’s a lot more fun and a lot more educational when I can listen to KWMU while I’m doing it.  And, before I know it, I’m at my meeting and I’m also better educated.  I’m Amanda Harper and KWMU is My Source for learning while I’m doing what I have to do."
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playChristy Maxfield: "With so much going on in the world today, it’s sometimes hard to know what to pay attention to, so I count on KWMU to tell me what I should focus on and where I should put my energy each day.  I always learn something new or get fired up about something.  It reminds me what I need to care about, pay attention to and fight for.  I’m Christy Maxfield and KWMU is My Source for the energy and information I need to change the world."
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playRoxanna Rivard: "My fiancé Ross has had to go over the road as a truck driver.  The distance and time away are very difficult for the both of us.  KWMU and NPR stations around the country give us a lot to talk about during the hours a day we spend on the phone.  I keep him updated on what’s happening on his favorite local KWMU shows and he tells me about the neat shows on other NPR stations around the country.  I’m Roxanna Rivard and KWMU is my source for interesting topics to discuss with my fiancé Ross while he’s on the road." >> Listen

playPhil Baker: "I had a long drive time when the first gulf war started, and I stayed with it and stayed loyal to it and grew quite a bond to the radio station because as reporters got more and more wrapped into a pool, KWMU had its certain independence and that was really impressive to me and that really struck a chord. Iím Phil Baker, and KWMU is my source of a very fond and strong memory."
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playStephanie Kessler: "I was born and raised a technophile Ė I grew up with every gadget known to man. So, it wasnít too far-fetched for me to start listening to KWMU online. But I also started listening on my iPhone as well. I also follow KWMU on Twitter, a microblogging site. I love that I can be so involved with the programming that matters to me. Iím Stephanie Kessler, and KWMU is my source for news on the go through technology" >> Listen

playMaria Kerford: "I grew up in a politically active household and Iíve always been interested in who makes what rulesÖwhen, why and how they affect me. When I listen to KWMU on my way to work, I get information on the political climate in Washington, bills in the Missouri House and Senate, as well as international news I canít get anywhere else. I am Maria Kerford, and KWMU is my source for political literacy." >> Listen

playJessie Gasch: "I was a collegiate journalist and I like to tell people interesting things, so my voicemail has included a random fact of the week for the last 4 or 5 years. Frequent callers complain if I forget to change the fact on time. The facts are ice-breakers, theyíre conversation starters and occasionally they spurred others into action. They almost always come from KWMU. The diverse programming keeps me tuning in every week. My name is Jessie Gasch and KWMU is my source for the random fact of the week." >> Listen

playJerry Castellano: "There are so many fascinating and interesting things in this world, we canít take it in, thereís so much out there to see, but this is probably the best way to be introduced to the big world. My name is Jerry Castellano and KWMU is my source for learning about the big world." >> Listen

playDavid Robertson: "Anytime that I might be feeling a little bit tired and possibly uninspired, I always love to turn on KWMU and listen to people who are thoughtful, passionate, and well-informed, talking about all sorts of subjects, many of which I didn’t necessarily know existed beforehand.  I'm David Robertson and KWMU is My Source for inspiration, excitement and insight." >> Listen

playEd Reggi: "When I listen to KWMU, everything stops.  It keeps me grounded and it keeps me thinking about the story that I’m listening to.  I think radio has the ability to do that.  When I listen to KWMU, it really keeps me in the moment, to really think about the world around me and the people around me and the stories around me.  I’m Ed Reggi, and KWMU is my source for being in the moment." >> Listen

playLesia Nixon: "Often my day is connected with KWMU.  Diane Rehm fascinates me with fascinating topics and political points of view.  I habitually tune into the diverse and intriguing stories of News and Notes.  BBC’s crux-of-the-matter reporting travels with me as I drive overnight to various work sites.  I always root for Paula Poundstone and Charlie Pierce on Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me.  I’m Lesia Nixon, and KWMU is my source for stimulating national and international wake-up calls." >> Listen

playTom Cooper: "I’ve been a public librarian for over 20 years.  A day hardly ever goes by that somebody doesn’t walk in the doors and say ‘Oh, I just heard Terry Gross interviewing an author’ or ‘I just heard Diane Rehm discussing a book’ and they want us to find that book.  So that’s why most librarians are avid listeners to KWMU, because it helps us look smart and it helps us to be prepared for what our patrons are going to be asking for.  I’m Tom Cooper, and KWMU is my source for staying connected to the community I serve." >> Listen

playDon Carlson: "KWMU means the possibility of listening to all sorts of subjects, some of which I might not be interested in initially, but after hearing the report I realize that I've learned something and I'm particularly interested in reports overseas, and not just Iraq. My name is Don Carlson and KWMU is my source for making every day interesting." >> Listen

playJimmy Dolan: "I used to always listen to my mp3 player going to work in the morning and coming home at night. Now I associate that with kind of tuning out and whenever I'm in the car...working out...I have to have KWMU on. My name is Jimmy Dolan and KWMU is my source for real-world connections." >> Listen

playSally Van Doren: "The way I catch up on current events is when my husband comes home for dinner and tells me what he's heard on KWMU that day. It's just great that I have so many friends who listen to it and we can all talk about something we heard that morning and it's a way of bringing people together. My name is Sally Van Doren and KWMU is my source for dinner table conversation." >> Listen

playVicki Flier: "I have it on my car radio, I have it on my house radio, one on each floor--upstairs and down. I have it in my studio, and if I can't listen to it in real time, I podcast it. It's really my source for new books, sometimes new recipes, and Car Talk gives me a laugh or two on Saturday morning--it's a great way to wake up. My name is Vicki Flier and KWMU is my source for intellectual music." >> Listen

playRon Flier: "When you read about science, you can't ask questions. While I'm listening to a program, I think 'why haven't I thought about this subject before?' In the format of radio, there are questions asked that you haven't considered before, and I think that's what makes it more interesting. My name is Ron Flier and KWMU is my source for cutting-edge information on science." >> Listen

playGreg Atchison: "I take a quick read through the local newspaper every morning, but it's nothing more than a cursory look while I'm eating breakfast. Instead, I rely on KWMU to give me in-depth news about what's happening in the world, the country, and St. Louis. I typically start my commute with Morning Edition and end each day with All Things Considered. And while I don't always appreciate the topic, I know the coverage is unbiased and well done. My name is Greg Atchison and KWMU is my source for news and information." >> Listen

playSarah Disney: "In Europe, they usually teach you British English, so I wasn't used to hearing American English. KWMU helped me to hear more American English, and I would tell every international student to listen to KWMU if they want to improve their understanding and speaking skills. My name is Sarah Disney and KWMU is my source for international news and improving my English." >> Listen

playLinda Mayer: "KWMU provides my night time sanity when I can't sleep. Keeping a walkman in bed enables me to listen to world-wide news on the BBC without disturbing my husband. My favorite program is Harriet Gilbert's The Word, which gives me ideas for my book group. Of course, we appreciate daytime programming also, which enhances our retirement lifestyle by providing life-long learning. I'm Linda Mayer and KWMU is my source fornight time sanity." >> Listen

playBrad Schlaggar: "Well the array of stories, the way KWMU handles that, is by broadcasting information that relates to things happening just around the corner, nationally...hearing about worldwide events, hearing about events that are happening actually in small towns, halfway across the globe...the programming just moves seamlessly from these sorts of topics, one to the other, making you feel very connected to people all over the world. My name is Brad Schlaggar and KWMU is my source forconnecting to my community--locally, nationally, and globally." >> Listen

playStephanie Riven: "I never jog alone in Forest Park. Thanks to KWMU and a decent set of headphones, there's almost always a familiar voice to keep me company. The KWMU hosts interview a wide array of fascinating guests and they do so with an intelligent style that stimulates new ideas. Tuned in, I hear familiar voices sharing new knowledge. I'm Stephanie Riven and KWMU is my source for great company in motion." >> Listen

playJean Snyder: "I think I started with A Prairie Home Companion and my listening has expanded from there. Some of my favorite shows are Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me, News and Notes, and Car Talk. I was surprised when I heard that my daughter had called in and pledged in my honor. I was even more surprised because my daughter lives in Santa Cruz, California. My name is Jean Snyder and KWMU is my source fornews, entertainment, and a link to my daughter." >> Listen

playAnnamary King: "Music and books are two of my great passions. I often hear about new authyors or new musicians by listening to KwMU. Over the years, The Diane Rehm Show and Fresh Air have provided me with a long list of books to read and music to listen to. I'm Annamary King and KWMU is my source for information on great books and great music." >> Listen

playMichele Steinberg: "I'm a stay-at-home mom, so I don't get a lot of time to myself. Every podcast on my iPod is from KWMU. I have Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me, The Diane Rehm Show, Talk of the Nation. That lets me listen when I have time to listen. KWMU is my way to stay connected to my family and the world. I'm Michele Steinberg and KWMU is my source forstaying connected. " >> Listen

playConnie Burkhardt: "As a dedicated listener, I learn more about economics and science, philosophy, literature, music, and obviously big doses of political science throughout the day. It all just strikes me as a kind of a university setting in my home. The call-in shows are like class discussions and then we even have quizzes with The World's GeoQuiz and Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me. I'm Connie Burkhardt and KWMU is my source for continuing my education on a daily basis." >> Listen

playDarcella Craven: "We often times go outside to our car to listen to KWMU if our inside house radio isn't working."

Evyn Johnson: "Once, Mom was sitting out in the car and we were like, 'What is she doing?' and I was like 'What time is it?' We went and checked the clock and it was like 'Oh no, it's time for This American Life!' We'd run out the house, people probably thought we looked crazy, all huddled in the car."

Darcella Craven: "I'm Darcella Craven..."

Evyn Johnson: "I'm Evyn Johnson"

Dominique Davis Craven: "I'm Dominique Davis Craven."

Darcella Craven: "...and KWMU is my source for bonding with my teenage girls."

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playSusan Mintz: "My husband and I live at opposite ends of the Lewis and Clark Trail, but we're both super-fanatic NPR listeners. Listening to the same shows, albeit at different times and different days, makes us feel like we're in the same city. I'm Susan Mintz and KWMU is my source for keeping in touch across the airwaves with those I love most ." >> Listen

playLew Chartock: "I believe that everything in our lives affects every other part of our lives. And I think KWMU brings it all to us. I will always get a perspective of what's happening out there that I had not thought of, something else that influences our lives. I'm Lew Chartock and KWMU is my source for the gestalt of things." >> Listen

playJill McGuire: "One of my favorite newscasts is BBC News. It's their perspective of what's happening in the world. I like to compare that to what I'm hearing in the United States. And I find out a lot about what's going on in my own community in an in-depth way that I would never get from any other news source. I'm Jill McGuire and KWMU is my source for intelligent reporting and in-depth international stories." >> Listen

playBob McCoole: "To me, it's like looking at a great piece of art. It's like seeing a movie and when you leave it you think 'Man, that was one of the best movies I’ve ever seen.' And that's what I find on a regular basis, listening to KWMU and NPR. I'm Bob McCoole and KWMU is my source for being moved, intellectually and emotionally." >> Listen

playStacey Morse: "One of the things I like most about KWMU is it's realistic in its delivery and positive. I can't think of another media resource that does that so consistently. They’ve got great reporting and stories that unfold and let me visualize the situation and it keeps me wanting to hear more. I'm Stacey Morse, and KWMU is my source for positive, inspiring news and information." >> Listen

playRabbi Mark Shook : "On the issues of the day, news stories that involve our country and our world, it’s not enough to summarize it in one sentence, or three sentence, or even one paragraph. KWMU, for me, is the source where I can go to get a longer discussion on the issues of the day. I'm Rabbi Mark Shook, and KWMU is my source for a sound meal, not a sound byte." >> Listen

playBoo McLoughlin: "I recently heard an interview with a general in Iraq and soldiers; so there was the perspective of the very powerful and those giving the best of their efforts. It was very complicated and nuanced and made me feel like I was better informed by the end of the discussion. I'm Boo McLaughlin and KWMU is my source for thoughtful, thorough discussion of complex issues." >> Listen

playRosalie Brasch: "Cityscape is an extremely important source of art and culture information in this community and an opportunity to learn more about what is available for us to enjoy. I'm Rosalie Brasch and KWMU is my source for arts and culture in our area." >> Listen

playTom Schlafly: "Once when I was in the presence of people who were good cooks I was somehow able to insert my bit of knowledge on the science of souffles, which I had heard on KWMU and it, not surprisingly is a topic many people didn't think I would know much about, and I wouldn't if it hadn't been for KWMU. I'm Tom Schlafly and KWMU is my source for cocktail party conversation." >> Listen

playJohn Barth: "I'm relatively new to St. Louis, but as a public radio fan, the first thing I did was seek out KWMU. I get my steady diet of Morning Edition and All Things Considered. But I rely on KWMU to help me understand this region: the crazy weather, the complex politics, the tradgedy in Kirkwood, great jazz, and even the local angle on the war in Iraq. I'm John Barth and KWMU is my source for connecting with the world and with my new home city. >> Listen

playLes Gaffner: "My favorite programs on KWMU are The World and also the BBC News. Marketplace just put on an excellent series about the Middle East. KWMU handles things in a much more in-depth way and across a broader spectrum of international events. I'm Les Gaffner and KWMU is my source for international stuff." >> Listen

playLinda Hunter: "KWMU is my commute partner. I rely on KWMU to provide in-depth financial information that helps me be a more efficient, effective banker. Story Corps is probably my favorite program. I have sat in a parking garage and listened, with tears running down my eyes, they [the stories] are just beautiful. They are such people pieces. I am Linda K. Hunter and KWMU is my source for financial information and entertainment." >> Listen

playClarence Jackson: "I prefer KWMU because news comes to you unbiased with full purpose and focus. It intellectually engages my attention and it keeps me interested in the issues at hand. I'm Clarence Jackson, and KWMU is my source for news, information, and entertainment." >> Listen

playElizabeth Green: "I love Car Talk. It makes me laugh, it teaches me some things, and then after I've finished exercising I can run some errands and get back in time to listen to Wait Wait Don't Tell Me. Weekend programming is excellent on KWMU. It offers such a variety of entertainment pieces. I'm Elizabeth Green, and KWMU is my source for laughter and entertainment on the weekends, as well as other times." >> Listen

playPaul Ha: "KWMU is the first thing I hear when I wake up in the morning as my alarm clock is set to it. Normally, it doesn't have to wake me up, but it's on as I do my morning rituals and it's what I rely on to keep me informed of all the activities that are ahead of me. I'm Paul Ha and KWMU is my source for waking up to the world around me." >> Listen

playMary Burke: "KWMU provides an insight into the most cutting edge topical science bits of information going on in the world. And it's exciting and it gives us ideas for what we can do at the Academy of Science, science presentations and seminars for the general public, knowing that these are topics that are on peoples' minds. I'm Mary Burke and KWMU is my source for leading edge science information." >> Listen

playTerri Reilly and her son Jackson Reilly Hughes:
Terri: "Well, our mornings are kind of hectic and Jackson is not necessarily a morning person. Right, Jackson?"
Jackson: "I'm not an evening person either."
Terri: "So, waking up in the morning is easier with the radio?"
Jackson: "Sometimes it's a little bit harder because I just sit there and listen to what's on, but generally, yeah."
Terri: "I'm Terri F. Reilly and KWMU is my source for keeping my family informed.
Jackson: I'm Jackson Reilly-Hughes and KWMU is my source for keeping my family informed." >> Listen

playScott Wilson: "There are a number of stories that NPR covers in small, out of the way, places in the world that I know a lot of thought has gone into that story. It's more of a sense of all of the years I've listened to the radio station and compared to other stations. I have all the confidence in the world that NPR has looked at both sides of every story and what they're presenting is what I term "balanced." I'm Scott Wilson and KWMU is my source for balanced news." >> Listen

playDavid Luckes: "One of my greatest challenges is staying connected with what's happening across this diverse region. One of the ways that I try to meet that challenge is by listening to KWMU. And it provides me with real insight, a chance to get to know who decision makers are, and how their decisions are actually affecting what's going to happen in the region. I'm David Lukes and KWMU is my source for staying connected to the greater St. Louis region." >> Listen

playDiane Katzman: "I love the local news that I get. I love the arts that I get. It really gets me thinking, gets me feeling, gets me excited. I'm Diane Katzman and KWMU is my source for sparks." >> Listen

 

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