October 04, 2002

Public Radio

I have been listening to an awful lot (well, not awful, but a good deal) of public radio recently, and been hearing many well-spoken commentators and various stories of interesting subject. Here in L.A., the NPR (National Public Radio) affiliate is KPCC (who, right now, is doing their pledge drive-o-rama). That's pretty much where my radio is dialed to on the road home everyday.

A few weeks ago, I was sucked into a fantastic Mira Nair-reading of the short story "This Blessed House" from Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri which aired on This American Life. This story is so great, that independently, a friend of mine emailed me the same link to the read, saying how funny it was.

And the other night I amusedly listened to Geoffrey Nunberg, Stanford professor, briefly comment on the humorous pronounciation of the word "nuclear" as "nucular" by people who really should know better, which aired on the program "Fresh Air with Terry Gross", another great program from NPR.

I always feel so "academic" after listening to public radio... Lotsa good stuff to listen to out there, people!


posted by julie at October 4, 2002 11:15 AM


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