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Thanks to The Austin Chronicle
for including deejay Larry Monroe in the list of nominees for induction into the 2017 Austin Music Hall of Fame. All on the list were exceptional and to Jack Pott’s point ["HOF Hopefuls
," Feedback, March 17], Austin will never run out of great musicians and music industry luminaries to include!
Larry’s mission when he moved to Austin in 1978 was to put local music on the air, and thanks to KUT and Sun Radio he had the opportunity to do that for more than 30 years. He was devoted to Austin musicians and worked tirelessly to promote their live performances as well as their records. He deeply appreciated his radio audience and would have been over the moon to receive this award. Thank you Chronicle
readers for your recognition of a great Austin DJ! He was the real deal.
I recently read the article titled “Naked City: Professors on Climate Change
” from Feb. 24. It is great to see that climate change is being taken seriously, as far too often we are noticing more people putting off climate change because scientists do not agree on the exact numbers regarding the effects we are putting on our climate. However, it is important to note that while they may not agree on the exact numbers of these changes, we need to acknowledge that the general trends of what we are bringing our world to be [are] widely accepted. But rather than throwing facts and figures regarding climate change, we need to adopt a more personal approach that focuses on how it will affect specific communities in a way that resonates with them. By putting a monetary value on the effects we have, we are more likely to engage in a meaningful conversation that can truly affect the way we interact with the world.