Letters: Fla. Primary; Jo Carson

Guy Raz and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about Florida's decision to move its primary from fifth in the nation to first — and the passing of writer, poet, and actor Jo Carson.

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MELISSA BLOCK, host: This is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Melissa Block.

GUY RAZ, host: And I'm Guy Raz. Time now for a quick dip into our inbox. On Friday, we reported on the state of Florida's attempt to move up its presidential primary to January 31st. That's causing headaches for the traditional first states: Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina.

BLOCK: Well, Roth Kleinstuber(ph) of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was disappointed in our coverage. He writes this: No one mentioned how the shifting of the primary dates illustrates the inherent unfairness and undemocratic nature of the primaries. Why should people in some states get more of a say in who gets nominated than others? All the primaries should be on the same date.

RAZ: One more story, our remembrance of writer-actor and former ALL THINGS CONSIDERED commentator Jo Carson earned us thanks from Nicole Garneau of Chicago.

BLOCK: She tells us it aired just as a meeting of the organization Alternate ROOTS was wrapping up. That's a group that Jo Carson founded.

RAZ: Garneau writes: Folks told stories, sang songs and drank beer, and then we huddled around someone's phone speaker to listen to the radio. We heard one of her stories in her own voice. We witnessed the public recognition of this brilliant woman, and we raised a toast.

BLOCK: We appreciate your comments. You can write to us at npr.org. Just click on Contact Us at the bottom of the page.

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