“In seven minutes, Mr. Greenhaus ticked off references to Phish songs like “Backwards Down the Number Line,” “Fast Enough for You” and “Free,” each fitting enough to the conversation to glide right over the head of Mr. Kudlow. For example, Mr. Greenhaus characterized inflation as “going backwards down the number line for the better part of two years now.”—How an economic strategist works in references to Phish every time he appears on CNBC.
“Coworker #1: The Black Eyed Keys. They have a song in the Super Bowl.
Coworker #2: No, that’s the Black Eyed Peas. Black Keys. Different band.”—On the difference between the Black Eyed Peas (not today’s guest) and the Black Keys (today’s guest)
I have absolutely no artistic skills whatsoever, but I think it’d be really hilarious to make some public radio-themed old school Valentine’s Day cards. I’ve come up with these slogans but I’m sure there are better ones:
Valentine…you’re like a breath of Fresh Air
If I told you how much I loved you, I’d violate Rule 47 CFR Part 73 of the FCC Radio Broadcast Rules
All things considered, I like you a lot
You make me want to Lakshmi Singh your praises to the hills
My love for you is Bob Boilen hot
Someone must have the Illustrator skills for this….
We’re approaching our six month Tumblr anniversary… If you have any suggestions, feelings about the direction of the page, ideas for where we should go next, and/or any other conversation fodder worth noting, please feel free to ask here or email.
“The burden was placed on each militia-eligible man to obtain firearms, to keep them in good working order and to bring them to militia service at such time when they were called up. In fact, Congress enacted a law in 1792 which required militiamen to have a working musket. … That law was widely ignored, but it underscored the fact that the government didn’t have the resources or ability to arm militia citizens, and so the burden fell on the [citizens].”—Political scientist Robert Spitzer says the original meaning of the phrase ‘well regulated militia’ in the Second Amendment came about because the United States government couldn’t afford to purchase guns for its armed forces.
I am a Business Marketing Student in New York and I currently intern at a non-profit community organization. Though my major is business, I have a lot of experience in PR and writing/editing as well. I was contemplating applying to intern at my local NPR station. Are there any tips you could give me if I do decide to apply? How competitive are the placements?
Apply! What do you have to lose? Nada.
Whenever I’ve gone on a public radio job interview (3 so far…) I bring lots of story ideas with me. I also become really well versed with what’s going on in the news and think of potential guests that would correlate to those topics. I’ve always been asked what I’m reading and watching and observing in the world — and what interviews I’ve heard recently that I enjoyed. That’s really it!
“Imagine the outcry if the government did today what it did early in the country’s history: conduct a census of arms among the general population. In the days when national defense needs rested heavily with citizen militias, it was important for the government to know who owned how many guns, and in what condition.”—Tomorrow’s guest, political scientist Robert Spitzer, explaining how in the earliest census questionnaires, the United States asked citizens how many guns they owned. Tomorrow we’re going to talk about the history and evolution of gun control and the growing influence of the NRA with Spitzer, the author of several books on the politics of gun control.