I have been a member of WBEZ since 1984, and Worldview has been an important part of my listening experience. I was listening when Sondra Gair was the host and Jerome was her producer. At first, when Jerome took the helm, his hesitancy and lack of experience was obvious. However, it has been a real pleasure to hear him grow in confidence and competence over the last many years.
I have learned, and continue to learn, a great deal about the world thanks to Worldview. As a professor of history at Northeastern Illinois University for the past 30 years, I have recommended Worldview to students in numerous classes, who have, and continue to value, learning the current world context in which our class material operates. Jerome regularly features academics I respect, such as Alfred McCoy, on the world of surveillance, and our own Mateo Farzaneh, who, especially now, provides much needed insight into U.S.-Iranian relations.
Culturally, I would be much the poorer without Worldview. Just one example: Jerome introduced me to the world of Cambodian Psychedelic Rock of the 1960s and 1970s, and I have become a great fan of the band Dengue Fever as a result.
As a High Fidelity member, I feel it would be a great mistake to cancel Worldview. Doing so would certainly lessen the enjoyment I get from WBEZ. Why throw away such a precious gem?Professor George Gerdow, WBEZ High Fidelity Member