Archive for the 'Radio' Category

MANO SINGHAM ON SOUND OF IDEAS

June 24th, 2014

[This post was originally posted at 1747 on Monday, 23 June.] A recent survey suggests that Christianity is still the dominant religion in America. More than three-quarters of Americans identify as Christians, but the number of atheists is on the rise. In 2007, 1.6 percent of Americans identified as atheists, but today that number is […]

YES…! THANK YOU IRA GLASS…

May 6th, 2014

In the response to the question: why don’t you tweet? Ira glass said: I don’t tweet because I don’t need another creative venue. I don’t need another form for self-expression. I don’t need another way to get my thoughts out to people. I have one. I’m good. But I totally think it’s wonderful for anyone […]

TESHIMA WALKER IZRAEL, 1969-2013…

August 19th, 2013

My brother, Cavana Faithwalker let me know today of the passing of Teshima Walker Izrael, executive producer of NPR’s Tell Me More and wife of Jimi Izrael. Today, the show’s staff broadcast a tribute to Teshima and wrote: Teshima Walker Izrael was the executive producer of Tell Me More. She came to the end of […]

CLEVELANDERS ON TRAYVON MARTIN…

July 20th, 2013

Richard Andrews writes: I continue to shake my head how anyone could have thought, even in the immediate glow of Barack Obama’s 2008 electoral victory, that this country was entering a post-racial era. The tragic case of Trayvon Martin, where George Zimmerman got off scot-free after profiling, stalking and killing an unarmed teenager who was […]

ANXIETY IS NOT ABOUT BEING SHY…

November 19th, 2012

Those who know me understand that I’m the worst person in the world to talk sports with, but this story on All Things Considered caught my ear and lead me to the above video. Anxiety is not about being shy in the same way that depression is not about being sad. Those of us who […]

NOTHING CHANGED ON ELECTION DAY…

November 10th, 2012

Via Black Agenda Radio: There is a popular myth which explains President Barack Obama’s reluctance to stand up to Pentagon militarists, Wall Street banksters and corporate greedheads. This myth excuses the president for ignoring massive black unemployment and not providing his promised path to citizenship for the undocumented, for not using presidential authority to halt […]

NEO UNITED WAY DEFUNDS BOY SCOUTS…

September 25th, 2012

From WCPN: The United Way of Cleveland says it will stop direct funding to the Boy Scouts of America’s Cleveland chapter. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the decision stems from the BSA’s national policy on sexual orientation. Good on United Way, but it did take a bit of time… Previously…

HOW MISREPRESENTED ARE YOU…?

September 17th, 2012

So, how much would you pay for representation you can live with? Let’s do some math. The current house has 435 members, each representing 717,000 Americans, or a population of nearly 312 million. If we reduce the number Americans each House member represents to say, 100,000, that gives us a House of Representatives with 3,119 […]

I SHARE A SKIDMARK MOMENT WITH GREENWALD…

September 14th, 2012

Driving home Wednesday evening I listened to an interview with Michael Lewis on Fresh Air and had this skidmark moment: My whole goal was to create a very natural environment so I could observe him without lots of people worrying about how it was going to be made to look in print. So the agreement […]

ANDREA SEABROOK HAS DROPPED THE BALL…

September 10th, 2012

Last month I noted with pleasant anticipation that Andrea Seabrook had left NPR out of frustration and was beginning a new project she was calling DecodeDC. I went so far as to add the effort to my bloglist and have checked it daily since. Today I deleted the listing. Not because I disagree with anything […]

I WAS TAKEN ABACK BY HER HATRED TOO…

September 3rd, 2012

Mano Singham writes: Hence I was startled by this short interview that NPR’s Ari Shapiro had with a woman who attended an American Legion convention. Bobbie Lucier said of the Obamas, I just – I don’t like him. Can’t stand to look at him. I don’t like his wife. She’s far from the first lady. […]

BREIVIK GETS 21 YEARS FOR KILLING 77 PEOPLE…

August 24th, 2012

I first heard this story earlier today while in my car and I confess to a serious skidmark moment. Writing for The Atlantic, Max Fisher lays out the story and focues on the difference between our system of Retributive Jusice and Norway’s system of Restorative Justice. He writes: The American justice system, like most of […]

#OCCUPY: A RADIO DOCUMENTARY…

November 10th, 2011

ANTHONY SOWELL AND AMY WINEHOUSE…

July 24th, 2011

1209 Anthony Sowell Found Guilty of Aggravated Murder 1159 Singer Amy Winehouse’s Death: Drug Addiction is Often a Symptom of Untreated Mental Illness

WHY WE WANT TO BELIEVE CRAZY SHIT…

July 23rd, 2011

0914: Believing the Unbelievable

BERNIE SANDERS AND THE SPEECH

June 28th, 2011

The Speech begins at timemark 54:30 The text runs from page S8735 to page S8781 of the Congressional Record. Diane Rehm interviewed Sen. Sanders on 31 March.

A WHOLE DIFFERENT DICK GODDARD…

June 1st, 2011

0707: The plight of evangelical ministers

AUNG SAN SUU KYI SPEAKS TO EGYPTIANS…

February 2nd, 2011

MYANMAR/BURMA — Ros Atkins World Have Your Say BBC program is one of my favorite shows on public radio — 1 p.m. week days on WCPN — because he takes the man-in-the-street concept global. On yesterday’s show, Aung San Suu Kyi fielded questions from around the world. In light of protests in North Africa, Suu […]

DAN MOULTHROP RETURNS TO RADIO…

January 19th, 2011

Yesterday I briefly meet the man who thinks he can contain former public radio host turned Civic Commons Curator of Conversation Dan Moulthrop in a 30-minute radio show. I wish producer Luke Frazier good luck with that. The show debuts this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. on WJCU (88.7 FM) Here’s what Dan had to say […]

REV. MCMIKLE’S SKID-MARK MOMENT…

December 16th, 2010

1609: The radio discussion on the Pew religion survey

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