Torey Malatia http://kalw.org en Smiley & West: What do you think? http://kalw.org/post/smiley-west-what-do-you-think <P>At the end of September, <A href="http://www.radiosurvivor.com/2012/10/14/chicagos-wbez-is-the-4th-station-to-drop-smiley-and-west/">WBEZ – Chicago’s primary NPR affiliate – made the decision to drop <EM>Smiley &amp; West </EM>from its schedule</A>.&nbsp; This week, Tavis Smiley released a public letter responding to the cancellation, and to comments made by Chicago Public Media president and CEO Torey Malatia, who said the show was “becoming like Democracy Now" and veering too far from WBEZ’s declaration of principles.</P> <P>WBEZ’s principles and programming decisions are certainly its o Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:49:13 +0000 Matt Martin 18137 at http://kalw.org Smiley & West: What do you think?