We have been receiving WONDERFUL responses to our earlier post: Where were you when you heard _______ ‘s Fresh Air interview? (and on Facebook here. Scroll down a bit to see the post.)
Several of our producers were reading your responses and Ann Marie Baldonado, one of our producers, told us a story that we just had to post:
"I remember listening to one particular episode of Fresh Air when I was in graduate school. I was driving in my car, going to a bookstore to try and find a book I needed for a research paper. I was not a very happy graduate student. I remember hearing Terry interview radio producer David Isay, and two teenagers he worked with on a radio series about life in inner city Chicago. Then Ken Tucker reviewed a new album by Sleater-Kinney. My thought was, "Why the heck am I in grad school? I should be working for a show like that! A year later, I got my first job working for Fresh Air. That was 16 years ago."
Talk about a full circle moment.