Testimonials block not doing line breaks between testimonial blurb

Hi, I placed a testimonials block on my homepage and in looking at the code in /design/themes/basic/templates/addons/discussion/blocks/testimonials.tpl, it does show

{if $discussion.type == "C" || $discussion.type == "B"}



with the nl2br being the element that creates line breaks between the testimonial blurbs, but there are no spaces showing. It's the same using all wrapper styles.

They are also showing the html page break in the testimonial block, but not on the testimonials page (testimonials page also has the line breaks like it should - it's just the block with these 2 issues).