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NPR rocks! All Things Considered is the best news program
anywhere. There are a host of excellent shows, such as Teri Gross'
Fresh Air, This American Life, and Wait! Wait! Don't Tell Me.
Here are some arbitrary links to NPR items of interest.
This American Life (link)
The funniest This American Life segment. It's worth navigating to
the middle of the program to hear it.
Santaland diaries launched the career of writer and commentator David Sedaris.
He recounts his days as a Christmas elf at Macy's department store in New York
City. The experience eventually made its way into the book Barrel Fever
and has been made into a short play.
Life in New York City
The first episode in a weekly series on experiences as a resident of New York
City. In this segment, Sedaris talks about what it was like working for a
small moving company.
In the fourth and final part of a series of essays about his life in France,
Sedaris talks about his April in Paris based on his own experiences in
the "City of Light," collected in Me Talk Pretty One Day.
Inside French Health Care
In part three of a weekly series of essays about his life in France, Sedaris
examines the French health care system from the inside.
The Sex of French Nouns
In the second part of a series on life in France, Sedaris says he's discovered
some interesting things about the French language as he struggles to master
the genders of French nouns.
American in Paris
In part one of a weekly series of essays about his life in France, Commentator
David Sedaris examines what an American in Paris can learn from the movies.
- On dying (one month before her death from ovarian
cancer) . Kim Williams(14.4 | 28.8)
- While Kim Williams is remembered by NPR listeners for her commentaries about rural life and living in Montana, a number of people wrote and called to ask that we replay this interview, the last time Kim appeared on NPR. News of her terminal cancer had just become public knowledge at the time and she spoke with NPR's Susan Stamberg about her thoughts on dying. (8:30)
- Foraging the Strip (14.4
- Kim Williams found wild french fry plants and ketchup and hamburger bushes
along I-93 in Montana. - 2:45
- When Will They Drop Dead (14.4
- Kim Williams commentary. Long-Living Ukranian peasants who swear by steady
intake of yogurt ... or macrobiotic fans who preach, longetivity through brown
rice. - 3:45
- Christmas For Cows (14.4
- A poem from commentator, philosopher and former large animal veterinarian
Baxter Black (2:00)
- School for Husbands (14.4
- For the past 16 years Commentator Reynolds Price has employed male graduate
students to run his household. It's the best education for potential husbands.
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