Tag Archives: NPR

You don’t need to diss Kentucky to praise Louisville

So, late last week, I was pleasantly surprised to hear that NPR’s World Cafe was devoting some time to a “sense of place” focus on Louisville. The River City is happening, on many levels. Downtown is in full revival, with great … Continue reading

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We who listen know: Public radio is cool

I know what some people think of the news that a performance of a public radio show, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me, has nearly sold out the 2,100-seat Eastern Kentucky University Center for the Arts. Really? There are 2,100 … Continue reading

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Listening to: Hoodoo Guru’s Purity of Essence

Despite the rock cliché that it’s better to burn out than fade away, most bands do tend to just dissipate as the members age. And with most of its biggest hits consigned to the 1980s and early ’90s, it was fair … Continue reading

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Listening to … Ke$ha – ‘Animal’ (seriously)

As absurd as it sounds, NPR turned me on to Ke$ha. Yes, I had heard “Tik Tok” plenty — if you frequently roll with a 12-year-old, it’s sort of hard to miss on the car radio. But honestly, the No. … Continue reading

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No, Twitter won’t destroy civilization

The video service Hulu, we are told in its advertising campaign, is “an evil plot to destroy the world.” That might be — he says, having been sucked into hours of watching ­reruns of Saturday Night Live and WKRP in … Continue reading

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‘Grapes of Wrath’ almost too timely

Friday morning, NPR’s Morning Edition featured a report about how migrant workers in the United States who had moved up from working in the fields to coveted construction jobs are now having to head back to agricultural work because the … Continue reading

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