Wednesday, May 12, 2010

REPLY AWL

The editorial of the April 19 issue of Maclean's is in favour of people paying more for water. How does the editor think most people are supposed to be able to afford to pay for this, especially the elderly and those on fixed incomes?

In the same issue, there is an article about Hasidic Jews having disputes with their neighbours in a Montreal neighbourhood. Of course, the Hasids are making it about the fact that they're Jewish and not about the fact that they're breaking the municipal bi-laws.

The April 26 issue of Maclean's has an interview with Kitty Kelly, author of the new unauthorized biography of Oprah. One of the things about Oprah which bugs me most is that she'll be talking properly, then she'll start talking in ghetto language.

Also, I recently read an article about extended nursing. Even though the writer learned that it does not make children into wimps or harm them psychologically and that husbands don't mind their wives doing it, she still concludes that it is wrong. Is it any wonder the mainstream media is dying?

Monday, May 3, 2010

MARION'S ATTIC GOING OFF THE AIR

Yesterday, radio host Marion Webster announced she would cease broadcasting her program "Marion's Attic" October 31.

Marion Webster said the decision was due to financial reasons, aging equipment and the fact she was getting older.

It's kind of sad to see Marion's Attic go. She hasn't been in the best of health
for years. For most of the show's run, Kristena, her homecare worker has had to do the show with her. Many of the records she plays are available on the internet, anyway. Still, this program was an important part of my musical education and Marion will definitely be missed.

Marion Webster began broadcasting on Wbcq in September 1999. In 2000, Marion's Attic moved from Tuesday afternoons and expanded from half an hour to an hour. It has had a few different time slots since then. Currently the show can be heard Sunday afternoons at 5:00.