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National Public Radio:
defianceSmoooooothe 'n' Smarmy Do any of you guys listen to NPR? Is it your prime news source? Do you like This American Life or Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me or Car Talk or Tell Me More or Studio360 or The Prairie Home Companion or any other little show? Do you have a tote bag?
Mr. Dr.NPR is awesome! Back when I was in the states, I used to listen to them for my main source of news, but now since I'm in Canada I usually download their podcasts anytime I can. I especially love their Trivia Quiz game show and their Fresh Air interviews.
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defianceOh yeah, I dig Fresh Air. The variety of guests on that show is just staggering.
Do you like ... Wait Wait Dont Tell MeSo very, very much. I usually put on NPR when I'm cleaning. Not my main news source, though.
Artist, Writer, IgnoredI love wait wait Don't tell me. And Prairie Home Companion, heck I saw PHC live at Wolf Trap last spring. It was AWESOME But yeah, NPR is all I listen to, and WAMU 88.5FM has enough peripheries during the week it gives me enough reason to listen to only that. I mean I get to listen to radio dramas/comedies form the 30s, 40s, and 50s, on Sunday nights thanks to The Big broadcast... LONG LIVE NPR AND WAMU! In other news, I hate hearing NPR in any other place but the DC metro area becuase they fill their day in nothing but.... classical music....
The House of Void/HiphopActually, here in PA, they fill the night with Jazz. Good jazz, too, but it only lasts like 6 hours. And then back to classical with a few news updates inbetween.
Artist, Writer, IgnoredAlmost just as bad. But then I avoid Hot Jazz Saturday Night like the freaking plague. Most annoying program choice ever.
defianceYeah, back when I lived in Arizona they used to play jazz at night too. The classical station was on a completely different band.
I rather like Selected Shorts, out of all the shows which haven't been mentioned yet. The local station doesn't have seperate music and talk bands but I think they balance the two nicely. Morning edition then music then a talk show during the middle of the day, then Performance Today, then more talk shows all evening, during the week, and during the weekend mainly the talk shows. They also have a seperate band which is mainly talk shows interspersed with jazz, but they don't have as many repeaters so I live too far away to get it.
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defianceSelected Shorts? What is that?
Recordings of people reading short stories at some place in New York City. This show and one of my friends tag teamed to make me look into Neil Gaiman, among other TOTALLY AWESOME stuff they read on it.
(That Guy You Met Once)This part of Florida also recently bounced the classical to another station & plays regular NPR all day. Their ratings more than doubled, IIRC. ... And also, I'd like to mention that I'm Kojo Nnamdi's son.
Artist, Writer, IgnoredOh yeah, I freaked out so much about that that I didn't reply when you last said that. Mostly becuase I was desperate to find proof that he even had children.
edited 25th Jan '11 2:41:34 PM by MousaThe14
(That Guy You Met Once)Really? I thought it was because you didn't believe me. Anyway, he has 5. I'm the youngest. Obviously (by my location) I don't live with him, though.
edited 25th Jan '11 2:43:59 PM by Wheezy
Artist, Writer, IgnoredHere's the thing, I was perfectly willing to beleive you and I was entirely willing to beleive you, but everything I looked up did not mention marital status and children which usually pops up in bios in passing, so I decided to leave it in "Ambiguous" like "Assume he's telling the truth but with slight skepticism". I mean I can see very little reason to lie since the only place I know of where you can hear his show besides the podcasts is on WAMU, but one can never know.
Okay GuyI's funny that the OP linked Homestar Runner because aparently, All Things Considered interviewed The Chapman Brothers . They sliped up a little by saying that Homestar and Co. lived in "Freedom Country USA. But I've seen worse.
edited 26th Jan '11 7:38:50 PM by DrStarky
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Mystical Monkey Masterlast time Wait wait was in st. louis I went to see it live. NPR and the BBC are just about the only 2 news sources I trust, not counting the daily show and Colbert report.
Thunder, Perfect MindNPR is frigging excellent. Terry Gross, in particular, is like Radio Jesus to me.
Mystical Monkey MasterI prefer Ira. I know he's only on on firday but I'm duh a nerd and i love show nerdy he is.
Thunder, Perfect MindI'm definitely an Ira Glass fan too, don't get me wrong. But it's just a very different thing. I'll admit that I also like Garrison Keilor, though I vastly prefer the man himself to his show.
Speak up!Sorry to necro, but I'm glad my local station (KOPB-AM) plays NPR all day. In fact, I only change the channel during the weekend nights when they play music. I'd like to think that having the BBC World Service on while I sleep makes me absorb news.
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Board Certified SorcererI like the BBC World Service every so often, when I'm driving especially, but the program I always tune into my local NPR station (WMRA) for is Garrison Keillor and Prairie Home Companion.
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Thunder, Perfect MindI don't listen to Prairie Home Companion much— more into Fresh Air, Studio 360, Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me! and so forth—but I love Garrison Keillor. Three words: Class Warfare Anthem.
A Polar Bear Named GabraelCar Talk is the one thing my 5 year old will listen to without fuss. I do like when they play different world music, but most of the time by the time that comes on, I should be asleep. It's not my only news sources, but it is my most respected American source.
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I was pretty much raised on public radio, and I plan my weekends around the local programming. Unfortunately my local local station plays a lot of folk and Celtic music and smooth jazz. Now, these are all great things in small doses, but it can start to wear on a guy. Fortunately there is an AM station from a whiles away that I can get pretty clearly in a couple random parts of the house, that also broadcasts some great CBC shows like Q and As It Happens.
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