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I would like to recommend that you stay with topics longer rather than dividing the hour into several topics. I've noticed that since the start of the program you try to include more voices and give them each just a few minutes to make an argument. It is very difficult to discuss a topic in the detail it needs to be discussed for learning to take place when each guest or caller has only a few minutes to make a point.
Online communication has lead to the phenomenon where anyone with a couple minutes can write something and think that because it is written, it is knowledgable. Some of your guests seem forced to conform to that format and cannot develop a coherent argument based on their expertise.
If you choose to deal with more frivolous topics, then a number of topics per show would be fine. If you want to deal with substantive issues like local politics, the environment, philosophical issues, then please do not try to put several issues in one hour.
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