I just listened to the program featuring Collin Lynch in which you discussed the projected world population growth. I am confused and horrified that there was NO discussion of the place of women and reproductive rights in this piece. How could you miss (or erase?) that really key aspect of this topic?
That’s not our show. We had Tom Waits on today. We’re talking about crime in the U.S. tomorrow. Not sure what you were listening to.
“She’s Amelia Earhart and Jane Goodall and Joan Jett all rolled into one. She’s really great to work with and amazing. She doesn’t like the light of the business we call ‘show.’ She stays hidden, and that’s where she likes it. But she’s an amazing collaborator, and I feel like sometimes I have a map in my pocket that folds up and I pull it out and it’s bigger than the table, and there’s 1,000 places to go with her.”—Tom Waits on his wife and songwriting partner, Kathleen Brennan.
“You play for an hour and he would yell across the room, ‘Scribe!’ And I looked around. ‘Scribe? Who’s the scribe?’ And he’d say it again, now pointing at me. I was supposed to have written down everything we said and dreamt of and played. And I realized we needed an adult in the room. I’ve never been the one that one would consider the adult. It was an interesting dynamic.”—Tom Waits on collaborating with Keith Richards on his latest album. [related: Keith Richards on Fresh Air]
“Novelists think a lot about God … [because] we create whole worlds and we people them and then we tell the people what to do: We make them fall in love or fall out of windows. So there is that curiosity about God that I think all novelists have.”—On today’s Fresh Air, writer Scott Spencer talks about religion, chaos, prison writing, violence and defending others.
Somehow the stars must have aligned yesterday: I was thinking about my own news media "diet" all afternoon, unaware of Terry's delightful interview with David Carr until I caught it on Tumblr. Thank you Terry and your production staff for the great piece, and thank you Fresh Air Tumblr for echoing it on my favorite media dieting service.
Thanks! What is your media diet? (Mine is a combination of RSS-feeds, Facebook posts from friends/media types, Twitter, the Philly newspapers (which I get delivered…), The NYTimes, and various posts on sites like Metafilter and Arts/Letters Daily.)
“We are entering a golden age of journalism. I do think there has been horrible frictional costs but I think when we look back at what has happened, I look at my backpack that is sitting here, and it contains more journalistic firepower than the entire newsroom that I walked into 30 to 40 years ago. It’s connected to the cloud, I can make digital recordings of everything that I do, I can check in real time if someone is telling me the truth, I have a still camera that takes video that I can upload quickly and seamlessly.”—David Carr reflects on the future of journalism.
“I spent four days [in June] trying to get comments on Gannett [executive] bonuses and on Sunday night they said, ‘We’re not going to comment on these bonuses.’ And I just said, ‘Really? You’re a newspaper company? You’re a publicly held company. These bonuses are a matter of public record, and you have nothing to say about them?’ And I just found that appalling and I think some of that was reflected in the piece [this week.]”—David Carr talks to Terry Gross about his piece “Why Not Occupy Newsrooms.”
“Am I going to give up following the NFL? Am I going to give up listening to music and going out and seeing it? Am I going to give up riding my bike? Or am I going to cut back on some of these digital habits I have that are eating me alive and some of these … endless panels about the future of journalism. The future of journalism is wearing badges and talking on panels, as far as I can tell.”—On today’s Fresh Air, journalist David Carr talks about how social media has changed his productivity.
Thanks to Thomas from Tumblr customer service for this prompt reply:
Thomas, Oct-27 08:20 (EDT):
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“More than half of all employed people worldwide work off the books. And that number is expected to climb over the next decade.”—On today’s Fresh Air, Investigative journalist Robert Neuwirth examines how the underground economy works.
Dear Tumblr, You can probably go through the last 3,000 or so likes on this Ira Glass post and delete every account without a picture. Look at all of those spammers! In one place! Go for it! Delete, delete, delete! -Mel
With the blessing of my bosses in DC/Philly, I just submitted the Fresh Air Tumblr for a Webby Award! No idea whether it will make it to the next phase, but it’s very awesome that a little side project started 14 months ago has grown into something so incredibly neat. Thanks everyone!
“And then he said, ‘I have Libya’s best composer — most famous composer — write this song for you,’ and it was called ‘Black Flower in the White House.’ … What was going through my head was ‘How long do I have to sit here and how quickly can I get out of here?’”—Condoleezza Rice on her “eerie” 2008 meeting with Moammar Gaddafi. (via washingtonpoststyle)
Hello lovely Fresh Air tumblfolk, I was just listening to the Issacson interview and Terry mentioned a 1996 Jobs interview that I can't find on the site, could you every so sweetly point me to it, please? Thank you. Damnit, sometimes trying to be polite on the internet just makes you sound super sarcastic, but really, you guys do an awesome job.
Hey! Sure! (It’s actually an audio-only piece because it’s so old.) You can find the link on the Isaacson page, if you scroll down to Interview Highlights. It’s below the picture of Steve Jobs.)
Bob Boilen sits down with Maura Johnston, music editor for The Village Voice, and Sydney Brownstone of The L Magazine, to discuss the best of this year’s CMJ Music Festival, including Casiokids, Firehorse, Caveman and more.