I understand you are planning to cancel Worldview in October of this year. Apparently, you don’t realize the following Worldview has. We rely on Jerome and Steve Bynum to bring in guests from every imaginable civic group that is trying to make the world better. They also bring in analysts from so many different parts of the world I can’t begin to list them…they discuss major conflicts in the world and what is behind it. Often, our U.S. foreign policy is taking a direction that supports the powerful and weathy. Worldview brings in views on why they don’t serve everyone from trusted analysts whose views are not present in other radio or TV programs.
WBEZ without Worldview is probably not worth supporting. I can get the same news from NPR or Morning Edition or Chicago Tonight. Worldview provides MUCH MUCH MORE than NPR or Morning Edition or Chicago Tonight. Everything, from encouraging environmental health by riding a bike to work and reducing our reliance on packaged food from grocery stores and restaurant take-home orders, to what’s behind immigration from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala. I rely on Worldview to help me understand the issues. It is one program where the PUBLIC can get its voice heard! Isn’t that your mission?
I beg you to reconsider. This would be catastrophic for WBEZ. Thank you.
-Pauline Coffman, Retired College Administrator and Professor