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READERS WRITE Blessings from a radio station Regarding the Feb. 9 Monitor Daily article " 'Calls From Home': How one Kentucky radio station connects inmates and families": This article speaks to the heart. I communicate with an inmate here in California, where I live, and we have a very inexpensive telephone calling program that is provided for a number of prisons, so he is able to call fairly frequently. I think that what that radio station in Kentucky is doing is a compassionate, kind, tender activity that is surely blessing many people. I am glad you covered this story. Thank you. KATHLEEN CRAMER Azusa, Calif. Hearing from the other side Regarding the Jan. 9 Monitor Daily article "Gun rights: Bid to federalize concealed carry puts GOP in unfamiliar territory": It is refresh- ing to come away from an article, after reading well-made arguments from people whose position is opposite my own, thinking "Well, they have a good point there!" Frustrating, mind you – it's always comforting to read articles that just reinforce one's own beliefs – and uncommon, but refreshing. CLIFF LAWSON Water Valley, Miss. Peaceful unity of the future I appreciate the balance of articles in the Jan. 15 issue of The Christian Science Monitor Weekly. The stories in Points of Progress about improve- ments in energy conservation worldwide in Bah- rain and California as well as a Progress Watch piece that details the liberating use of solar panels in Jordanian refugee camps and a Focus about remarkable converts to wind power in Wyoming are especially inspiring. Hats off to your excellent staff and reporters for finding and publishing examples of long-range social, economic, and environmental good. Such articles hold promise for the peaceful unity of our future together. RUTH PLUM Wilmington, N.C. SEND COMMENTS about issues and topics in this publication to: letters@csmonitor.com or Readers Write, 210 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115. Comments are subject to editing and may be published on CSMonitor.com, other editions of the Monitor, or through the Monitor's licensees (see "Postings and Submissions" Terms on CSMonitor.com for more details). For verification, your comments must include the article's headline, and your full name, address, email address (if applicable), and telephone number. Also find us on Twitter and Facebook! GARY VARVEL/THE INDIANAPOLIS STAR © 2018 CREATORS.COM ROBERT ARIAIL © 2018 SHJ/UNIVERSAL UCLICK ROBERT ARIAIL © 2018 SHJ/UNIVERSAL UCLICK THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR WEEKLY | APRIL 9, 2018 33

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