From Our Listeners: We Asked, You Answered

Friday, June 12, 2009 - 05:59 AM

A Takeaway Listening Tour

Thursday June 11, 2009

President Obama recently appointed Kenneth Feinberg as a compensation overseer to regulate bankers' salaries. We want to know who you think deserves a pay raise. Who deserves a pay cut? How would you act if you were pay czar?

What's your take? Leave a comment below or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

  "How about women, who are still paid less than men for doing the same job?" (6/11/2009)

  "Teachers, teachers, teachers..." (6/11/2009)

  "I'd like to see weathermen paid less." (6/11/2009)

  "The people who deliver the paper. " (6/11/2009)

  "You can keep your raise, just lower my case load number." (6/11/2009)

Wednesday June 10, 2009

A Washington judge recently sentenced a white-collar criminal to write a book. If you were the one doling out sentences, what would you do? Let us know who you would sentence and what the punishment would be.

What's your take? Leave a comment below or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

  "What Bernie Madoff should be sentenced to do is star in a feature film..." (6/10/2009)

  "Criminals who brought the economy down should have to do cafeteria duty." (6/10/2009)

  "People convicted of crimes related to the financial crisis should help people who have been foreclosed." (6/10/2009)

  "Billionaire white collar criminals should be forced to convert all dollars into pennies and then to hand-roll them..." (6/10/2009)

  "Have the white collar worker work as a blue collar worker. " (6/10/2009)

  "I would make that person live deep in the inner-city." (6/10/2009)

  "Working an average-wage job while caring for three foster kids. " (6/10/2009)

Tuesday June 9, 2009

Pediatricians say there is a way to stop 90 percent of bullying. We want to know whether you were the bully or the bullied. Do you intervene when you see this type of behavior happening? What can schools or parents do to put an end to bullying?

What's your take? Leave a comment below or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

  "There needs to be a very well-defined anti-bullying policy." (6/9/2009)

  "The teachers actually contributed to the bullying." (6/9/2009)

  "Bullies know the extent of the power of an administrator in the building, and they push those limits." (6/9/2009)

Monday June 8, 2009

Many factors go into choosing what you eat: concerns about your health or a belief in animal rights; worrying about your weight or just liking the taste. What do you consider when picking your meals?

Leave a comment below or record your story at 1-877-8-MY-TAKE.

  "I will continue to shop at Whole Foods..." (6/8/2009)

  "I'm on a vegan, whole grain diet for health reasons." (6/8/2009)

  "I eat emotionally." (6/8/2009)

Bullies (cont.)

  "...That's the day I learned empathy." (6/9/2009)

  "Like many people, I was bullied" (6/9/2009)

  "You go from a bully to a terrorist." (6/9/2009)

What we eat (cont.)

  "...very much of the Mark Bittman type of philosophy" (6/8/2009)

  "I think primarily it's about class." (6/8/2009)

  "I felt it wasn't fair for them to be living with all those chemicals." (6/8/2009)

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