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    Could you please help me listen to a few words?

    1. In a rare turn of events they are also ** voters in the same part of the state.
    http://snd.sc/WoR3gY

    2. More on that from NPR’s ** Dante.
    http://snd.sc/WoR9VO

    Your answers will be appreciated. Michael.

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    Default Re: Need help from native speakers...

    Quote Originally Posted by michael147 View Post
    Could you please help me listen to a few words?

    1. In a rare turn of events they are also ["courting" is my guess] voters in the same part of the state.
    http://snd.sc/WoR3gY

    2. More on that from NPR’s ** Dante.
    http://snd.sc/WoR9VO

    Your answers will be appreciated. Michael.
    I can't understand the second one
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Need help from native speakers...

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    I can't understand the second one
    Thank you. The second one is a name. I'm not good at spelling English names.

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    Default Re: Need help from native speakers...

    NOT A TEACHER

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    I can't understand the second one
    Neither can I.

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    Default Re: Need help from native speakers...

    It sounds like Initials to me, "S.B. Dante", or "S.P. Dante".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Need help from native speakers...

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    It sounds like Initials to me, "S.B. Dante", or "S.P. Dante".
    It sounds like that. But it could also be a word or something. And I cannot find such a name on google. If it were S.B. or S.P. Dante, it should be googled. Thank you for your help. "courting" is exactly the word I was looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    It sounds like Initials to me, "S.B. Dante", or "S.P. Dante".
    It sounded like that to me too, or "Nesti Dante" or something. I've Googled that and even though there are a lot of hits, none of them are for a broadcaster from NPR. I've searched the NPR website and can't find anything that seems even vaguely likely on there. Do you have a link to the whole original broadcast instead of just that short clip?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It sounded like that to me too, or "Nesti Dante" or something. I've Googled that and even though there are a lot of hits, none of them are for a broadcaster from NPR. I've searched the NPR website and can't find anything that seems even vaguely likely on there. Do you have a link to the whole original broadcast instead of just that short clip?
    Yes, I've uploaded. This is the part for that particular report with that name. http://snd.sc/WpNl6J

    This is the original broadcast of around 5m: http://snd.sc/OFyLZt

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It sounded like that to me too, or "Nesti Dante" or something. I've Googled that and even though there are a lot of hits, none of them are for a broadcaster from NPR. I've searched the NPR website and can't find anything that seems even vaguely likely on there. Do you have a link to the whole original broadcast instead of just that short clip?
    I'm making this transcript for a website. So I'm trying to make it perfect. This is the only problem left. But problems such as this are quite rare.

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    Default Re: Need help from native speakers...

    I think you'll find it's S V Date. You can read about him here: Florida Fact and Florida Fiction -- S.V. Dte -- biography

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