Some parts of the country only have to contend with right-wing, know-nothing blowhards dominating their radios. In Georgia, know-nothing blowhards dont just dominate the radio, they dominate our politics. Thats why WABE-FM (90.1) is such a treasure. In a desert of loudmouths, its an oasis of thoughtfulness and quiet sanity. NPRs Morning Edition and All Things Considered, as well as PRIs The World, air locally on WABE, and are far and away the best broadcast news programs available in our city. And such talk shows as Fresh Air and This American Life are cultural lifelines, reminding us daily that there are parts of America where people dont turn the bumpers of their cars into shrines for dead NASCAR drivers.