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Living On Earth dips into our mailbag to hear what listeners have to say about recent stories.


KNOY: Now, time to hear from you, our listeners.

(Music up and under)

KNOY: Clive Rowe listens to us on WNYC in New York City, where he heard our story on location-efficient mortgages. Mr. Rowe says our reporter's claim that housing and transportation are the top two expenses in America is just plain wrong. "The number one expense," writes Mr. Rowe, "is taxation. If we want to help young families own a home, we would do better to cut this huge tax burden and not force them into cities, where taxes tend to be even higher. America is a big country. We do not need to control sprawl. We need to control government."

John Borowski heard our interview with reporter Tom Reed about the reasons behind Japanese whale hunting. Mr. Borowski, who listens to KLCC in Philometh, Oregon, says there's no excuse for killing whales. "Maybe," he writes, "the Japanese are trying to catch up to the American track record of abusing native populations of wildlife."



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