Comments by Fred Flaxman

Comment for "Life in a Brothel"

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Review of Life in a Brothel

Very interesting interview of an author who wrote a book about life in the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada. The opening remarks were read too slowly and the interviewer lacks charisma, but he asked good questions. With a re-edit of the interviewer's remarks, this could be a five-star program. I like the "Radio Curious" series title.

Comment for "Agnostics at Christmas"

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Review of Agnostics at Christmas

Public radio is supposed to offer an alternative to what is broadcast on commercial stations. This piece certainly qualifies. Bravo to "Western Skies" and Molly Adams for looking into how agnostics and atheists feel about Chistmas. It is so rare for their voice to be heard, even on public radio. This is strange, considering that the high educational level of the public radio audience is bound to include many people in this group. That being said, Molly Adams didn't show much energy, and the interviews didn't provide much depth to the subject. But I was glad to see the topic handled at all. Nice local piece.

Comment for "You've got a friend"

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Review of You've got a friend

Cute spot to be used in fundraising for NPR news programs. Do not use in classical music block since this piece uses music that is definitely NOT classical.