Comments by Francesca Rheannon

Comment for "Bill Moyers on Media Reform 2007"

User image

Review of Bill Moyers on Media Reform 2007

Bill Moyers has done it again: shone a light behind the media's curtain, where the Golden Rule is in sway -- where those who have the gold make the rules. Yes, we've heard the message before. No, we haven't heard it enough--especially delivered with the eloquence, specificity, new information, comprehensive analysis and, finally, hope that Bill Moyers is so good at. If the media have heard all this, how come they're still on the Plantation? And if we are not to let cynicism overcome those of us in the media who hope, pray and work to preserve and expand the voices of those who are so often silenced, we need to listen to Bill Moyers again and again. I hung on every word of this speech -- and thank you, PRX, for putting it up.

Comment for "The Power of Education in one girls life in India"

User image

Review of The Power of Education in one girls life in India

The piece cut off before it was finished, which was frustrating, because I very much wanted to hear more. From what is written about the piece, I realize that there is a happy -- or happier -- ending ahead. But even without knowing that, I wanted to hear how the story "turned out".
Any piece that deals with the position of women in India is important to air. India is the world's second most populous country, and the subordinate position of women has dark implications for development, poverty, population issues, as well as social justice issues, that impact not only India but all of us on this little planet. A feature that shows some hope on the horizon is also welcome.
The writing and tone were good -- I would only suggest a smoother, more rapid translation and editing out a little of the original language (not all).