I enjoy doing radio, and whenever I'm contacted about being on a show I almost always say "yes." It's an honor to be piped into cars and homes and work spaces. You become a guest among strangers. And, as these strangers listen, I hope they might nod their heads at something I've said.
Storytelling has a number of objectives, and ethical considerations are not necessarily compatible with these priorities. When we hear a story we want it to be engaging, we want to relate to interesting characters.
Last week I put up one of my silly tongue-in-cheek HuffPost offerings: I Am the Coolest, Hippest Uncle in the Whole World. It's gone ever-so-slightly viral thanks to Hozier retweeting my tweet -- and tossing up one of his own.
I want her to think I'm thick in the music biz, always down at the clubs checking out the new bands, invited backstage often. I would be, too -- if it weren't for my arthritic knee, chronic intestinal rumblings, tinnitus, vertigo and gouty left toe.
Without you, we'd have been cooked, which would have been almost as bad as driving over the edge of the Grand Canyon. On behalf of myself, my friend, her dog, and all foolish drivers, I belatedly thank you.
This Friday Garrison Keillor brought his tried and trusted band of radio renegades to the Greek Theater and broadcast live across the nation his original review; The Prairie Home Companion. It turned out to be one of the most enjoyable nights of theater in my life.
Aside from claiming nonprofit status -- which means a media company like Daystar is exempt from paying taxes on its revenue -- churches in particular have extra layers of protection from government oversight with regard to their financial operations. So what does it matter?
If anyone still suspects that National Public Radio has a consistently liberal bias, listen to Robert Siegel's interview with Brigid Flaherty, organizing director for the Alliance for a Greater New York, a labor advocacy group, on Wednesday's All Things Considered.
Goose Island's barrel-aging warehouse was perhaps the perfect backdrop to uncork those stories the duo holds, and unveil new music; just hours before the internationally-acclaimed musicians took the stage at the Chicago Theatre on July 24.
My goal is to examine the concept of racial literacy. Race should not be a taboo topic to be avoided in everyday dialogue. Rather, I believe we can only improve race relations by learning to ask -- and speak -- more respectfully about each other's race.