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You were asking the question "Should you apply background music to the poetry?" read by the poet himself, on the Sunday November 27th Oregon Public Broadcasting Radio.

Please make use of the two stereo channels. Put the background music on one channel and the poetry on the other. That way one can choose to have background music or not, or maybe a very quiet background music. This struck me very strongly when you mentioned it on your show. Of late I have noticed that the background music is increasingly loud on much of the public broadcast
shows. Many times distractingly loud so as to make the speaker (person) almost unhearable. All this before mentioning that sometimes, maybe more often than not the music is speaking a completely
different message than the picture is.

So separating the background music from the poetry techologically would help for now, perhaps untill we become more evolved about our intention in broadcasting.