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“Particular Talent at Deftly Handling Both Intellectual Topics as well as Sensitive Emotional Topics”

“We will greatly miss you, Ben! I was very sad to hear you are leaving. You have a particular talent at deftly handling both intellectual topics as well as sensitive emotional topics – rare on the radio. Best wishes on whatever you choose for your future.”

– Sharon Bowen, Wisconsin Public Radio listener

June 24, 2014 |
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“Your Show Inspired Me to Be Better”

“…I have learned so much. Now 31, I have been listening to you since I graduated college in ’04. You have been a daily part of my life for those years. I want you to know that your skill and message reach all ages. You and your show inspired me to be better…”

– Adam Mathieson, Wisconsin Public Radio listener

June 24, 2014 |
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“Always Provided Intelligence, Open Mindedness, and Respect”

“You are missed already. Thank you for being the calm at the end of my working days all these years, and for your programs. You always provided intelligence, open mindedness and respect. Be well.”

– Marie Whyte Froh, Wisconsin Public Radio listener

June 24, 2014 |
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“Humble and Honest and Fair to Everyone You Interview”

“Ben, you have been a huge part of my life. I drive between 3 to 4,000 miles per month and I listen to you often when on the road. You are the most level radio personality I have ever heard. You are humble and honest and fair to everyone you interview.”

– Ron Dehn, Wisconsin Public Radio listener

June 24, 2014 |
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“You Are Indeed the Exception”

“I appreciate so much your thoughtfulness… Believe me, Ben, you are indeed the exception, and this was “touch of class”… and very appreciated.”

– James B. Miller, author, The Corporate Coach

June 24, 2014 |
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“Wish All Hosts Were as Professional, Capable, and Courteous”

“I do a large number of radio talk shows and I wish all hosts were as professional, capable and courteous as you are. Your pre-show briefing was excellent and helped insure the show came across as you wanted it to.”

– Michael O. Roush, Director-Senate, Federal Governmental Relations, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)

June 24, 2014 |
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“Hope We Have Other Opportunities to Work Together Again”

“I enjoyed having the opportunity to work with you on your show, “Everybody’s Business.” I hope we have other opportunities to work together again in the days ahead…”

– Erskine Bowles, former Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

June 24, 2014 |
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“Conscientious Journalists Such as Yourself”

“Without conscientious journalists such as yourself, it would be difficult to effect the kind of fundamental changes we are attempting in this (Glass Ceiling) initiative.”

– Carol Skornicka, Secretary, Sate of Wisconsin Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations

June 24, 2014 |
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“All Want to Hear What You Have to Say About Listening”

“For your information, the students you will be talking to have had some instruction in listening throughout the curriculum and are looking for ways to apply it in professional contexts like nursing, education, professional communication, and so on… we may have a few guests as well because when I mentioned to my colleagues that you were going to come, they asked if they could attend the class. Naturally, I said yes. We all want to hear what you have to say about listening.”

– Kathy Thompson, Professor, Professional Communication Dept. Alverno College

June 24, 2014 |
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“Inspiring!”

“I want to thank you for your presentation at the President’s Luncheon at the Wisconsin Library Association conference in Appleton… Here are some of the comments we received in a survey following the conference: “Inspiring!” “Ben Merens’ presentation was great!” “Fun way to end the conference – very entertaining speaker!” “Loved Ben Merens!” “Wow! That was so uplifting!”

– Gretchen Raab, Assistant Director, Neenah Public Library

June 24, 2014 |
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