Starting off Monday the right way.
Public Radio workouts kick you into shape!
via the Onion
We’re almost done with our fall pledge drive here at WHYY Philadelphia. We’re so close! Here’s a great video from WNYC… this dog looks amazing in headphones, check it out.
Are you a member of your local station?
What are the 5 songs public radio can’t stop playing? Download 5 songs from the likes of Yeasayer and folk up-and-comers Shovels and Rope, courtesy of KCEP-Power 88, Iowa Public Radio, KHSU, WUMB, and WTMD.
Start your Friday off right with this public radio playlist.
Carl Kasell reading Goodnight Moon. That is all. (via Wait Wait’s Intern Net)
A pledge drive video from KPCC.
If you’re on Twitter, track the hashtags #pubjobs #pubmedia #nprjobs — I keep seeing a ton of positions mentioned with these hashtags — and then you don’t have to wade through all of the job sites yourself.
In honor of National Radio Day: the list of my top 10 Public Radio Programs that was in my short-lived (read: two issue) high school zine. Still pretty accurate. (Note: ranking is basically random past #3)
- Wait! Wait! Don’t Tell Me (DUH)
- This American Life (close second)
- A Prairie Home Companion (Garrison Keillor, you complete me)
- Says You!
- [American] Radio Works
- Studio 360
- Selected Shorts
- Fresh Air
- Anything Jay Allison does (kind of a cop out, but the man is a public radio producin’ genius and hotwired into my soul)
- City Arts and Lectures
Public radio is the business, y’all.
I totally forgot about National Radio Day. (It was Saturday.) We are honored to be #8 on your list. (Very nice penmanship.)
Jess Goodell enlisted in the Marine Corps after high school as a mechanic, but when the Mortuary Affairs unit was recruiting officers to go to Iraq in 2004, she volunteered immediately.
Her platoon was tasked with recovering and processing the remains of fallen soldiers.
Goodell talks with Fresh Air’s Terry Gross today about her new memoir "Shade it Black: Death and After in Iraq.” In the book Goodell shares her experiences in the Mortuary Affairs Unit and why her job never got easier with time or proficiency.
Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, in case you don’t know them, are not only tuneful and hilarious, they’re also very touching and truly literate. Just watch that video and tell me you weren’t brought to tears.
Classical music critic Lloyd Schwartz reviews two new DVD releases — The Mikado and Topsy-Turvy — on today’s Fresh Air that are indispensable to Gilbert and Sullivan aficionados. INDISPENSABLE I SAY!
Now sing along with me:
I am the very model of a modern Major-General,
I’ve information vegetable, animal, and mineral,
I know the kings of England, and I quote the fights historical
From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical;
I’m very well acquainted, too, with matters mathematical,
I understand equations, both the simple and quadratical,
About binomial theorem I’m teeming with a lot o’ news,
With many cheerful facts about the square of the hypotenuse.
That’s author Jim Shepard and now I feel dumb for not knowing him because this fella was awarded the Story Prize and has been a finalist for the National Book Award while I sit here playing Angry Birds and noodling around with Tumblr. *hangs head in shame*
ANYWAY, Shepard is on today’s Fresh Air talking about his newest collection of short stories, "You Think That’s Bad." They are pretty interesting, because he examines an array of typically diverse subjects and characters. There’s an African-American operations specialist from the military, a British woman who goes exploring in Iran in the 1930s, a Japanese filmmaker from the 1950s and a fifteenth century French nobleman who happens to be a serial killer. I repeat, a fifteenth century French nobleman who happens to be a serial killer.