It’s no secret. I love NPR. From the time I get into the office in the morning until I get home in the evening, I listen to NPR. I yell at Faith Middleton, cry at This American Life, and rock out to the Tiny Desk Concerts. I give to my local station once a year. So you can imagine how irate I am that republicans are trying to do away with federal funding for public media. As a journalist, it makes me even more angry.
I’m listening to On Point discuss the latest debacle involving my chosen media outlet. One caller suggested NPR would be better off without federal funding and that it would raise more funding if it was more inclusive in “cultural, non-elitist terms.” I have mixed feelings about this. Continue reading
I don’t got to the movies very often. Oddly enough, the last two movies I’ve seen in a theater were The Wrestler and The Fighter. I like a good sports movie as much as the next person but not enough to pay $10 to see them…most of the time. But I was listening to NPR today, and heard Mark Wahlberg and David O’Russell on Fresh Air talking about The Fighter. It got me thinking.
I have a deep and abiding love for NPR. I listen to it all day at work. And when I’m on a long drive I love to have talk radio to listen to. It’s like having someone to talk to. So, you can imagine my excitement when I got the opportunity to write and record essays for one of my favorite local NPR shows.
So far I’ve had the chance to record four essays, three of which have aired. The topics range from ghosts to vegetarianism. Check ’em out.