For more than five years, journalist Terry Phillips served as moderator for QUALITY OF LIFE, the popular interview/call-in program on Central California's NPR station. He ended most broadcasts with some personal reflections ("CommenTerry"). Here is an oft-requested collection of his radio essays.
A few excerpts:
The marketplace alone should not determine the fate of our food.
Some people are born with a condition that limits their cognitive abilities. Others choose not to think.
The only certain outcome of war is death, disability, dismemberment and destruction.
There is no justification for people in this country to die simply because they were too poor to get basic medical attention.
At some point, someone needs to stand up and say, “Wait a minute. Unlimited freedom is not good for us.”