Emoticons

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Just read an online article (cannot find it now, sorry) that claims there is a connection between the use of emoticons and autism. As in people with types of autism don't use the emoticons or only use one or two.

Asked to use emoticons to show heartbreak, people with some kinds of autism used one emoticon to show an unhappy face. People with no indications of autism used a variety of emoticons to tell a story with them.

Well, this explains a lot. Eye-wink

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Was just listening to Science Friday and a well known autistic professor was explaining differences. A whole spectrum of cases and types. Very enlightening. You could probably find in on podcast.

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EmptyNest wrote:

Was just listening to Science Friday...

Grrr. Our local NPR station dropped Science Friday. Too expensive. I really miss it, but not enough to go looking for podcasts. 

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Very odd.  Our local station kept Science Friday when NPR dropped Talk of the Nation.  Is yours running Here and Now in that slot?  Just curious.  Our station is very small mkt, but listeners wanted to keep Science Friday.  They runn "On Point" in the M-F 11a-1p (PST) slot, with Science Friday during thoses 2 hours on Fridays.

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Talk of the Nation is no longer. I can't remember his name, but he retired and the show no longer exists. Here & Now took its place

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Its up to the member stations to decide what to run.  Our local chose to run with "On Point" M-Th and keep Science Friday on Fridays.  The behemoth state service chose to run "Here and Now".  I think most stations did this as it is easiest to do.  "Talk of the Nation" is no more because NPR chose to cancel it.  It was not host Neal Conan's choice.  The decision took most stations by surprise (and not a nice one).  Here's hoping NPR will chose to treat their member stations more like valued members in the coming year. 

As has been noted here, you can easily find and listen to the shows on the web, but it is still the (steep) fees paid by the member stations that keep the ship afloat.  Please support your member station with a membership of your own.

(Disc:  I do work for a local public radio station.smiley)

And by the way - a very happy New Year to you!  Thanks for all you do to assist fellow innkeepers.  It is deeply appreciated.

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just go to the Science Friday website. you can listen there or google NPR stations. I listen on my tablet to a variety of stations some in DC , others in OH, and wbur is Boston. They have live streaming so you don't have to listen local.

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EmptyNest wrote:

They have live streaming so you don't have to listen local.

Isn't it a GREAT time we live in!! When I travel abroad I just bring up my local NPR station's website and can sit in Spain or where ever and listen to the same thing I'd be listening to at home, including the local news and all. I just love it.

Of course it's live, meaning I'm listening to the morning news at 3 in the afternoon Europe time, but it's still just wonderful.

NOTE TO JB: I've decided I'm not afraid of you and EmptyNest anymore, so that only leaves SWIRT!

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NOTE TO JB: I've decided I'm not afraid of you and EmptyNest anymore, so that only leaves SWIRT!

Ah...JB  I know why...me...must be why my ears were burning during that road trip. Fear not Smiling

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