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PRI's Environmental News Magazine

Listener Letters

Air Date: Week of May 31, 2002

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This week we dip into the Living on Earth mailbag to hear what listeners have to say.

Transcript

CURWOOD: It’s Living on Earth. I’m Steve Curwood. And coming up, some smell cow manure, others smell money, as the dairy business booms in Idaho. But first –



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CURWOOD: Time for comments from you, our listeners.



WAMU listener Michael Colopy called us from McLean, Virginia with praise for our story on the environmental hazards of fish farming.



COLOPY: I thought Cheryl Colopy, who, by the way, is no known relative of mine, did a superb job. And, I think this particular topic, the threat to native fish in our rivers, is one that was very well featured. And I’m hoping that you’ll do more stories of this kind.



CURWOOD: Well, Mr. Colopy, we certainly will. Bob Carty’s Generation Next series about science influencing human evolution has been generating plenty of listener interest. Ike Sanderson hears Living on Earth on KLCC in Eugene, Oregon and writes that he loves the series.



"I teach Biology at a public school in Eugene and used the Xenotransplantation episode as a focus during one day’s activities. The piece stimulated a lot of thoughtful discussion. And kids had their preconceptions challenged. Great job."



Many listeners appreciated our report about Germany’s new laws governing living conditions for egg-laying hens. Maine Public Radio listener, Bob Lodato, praised Michael Muhlberger’s report. He writes, "Your story was unbiased and objective, two reasons it’s going to be effective at arming the average person’s intellect for combating this very dark aspect of the animal food industry. I have always enjoyed your show. And now I am teaming with admiration and good wishes."



Well, we’ll take your kudos anytime on our listener line. The number is (800) 218-9988. Our email address is letters@loe.org. And, visit our web page at www.loe.org. That’s www.loe.org.



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