Category Archives: NPR

..they pull me back in.

I’m back.  Back to public radio. At first, the clip from “The Godfather, Part III” came to mind: As apt as that Al Pacino moment may seem in the context of going back to the realm of coffee mugs and … Continue reading

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Saving our history and memories, one bit at a time.

The future of our history is not assured. In public radio, the great work by StoryCorps has done remarkable things in getting people to recall and share their stories. Encouraging people to share their stories – and record them – … Continue reading

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The Plural of Anecdote is not Data..or is it?

In New Orleans in 2003, at what was the last Public Radio Conference, ever, I did a presentation on Digital Radio, in the very early times of HD Radio. Before my session, my colleague David Liroff (formerly of WGBH and … Continue reading

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The Gift of the Krumkake – Redux

Updated December 24, 2013 A wonderful thing about traditions is they can help you rekindle good things that deserve to be repeated, especially in showing others that you care. When I first came to Pittsburgh in 1995, I found the … Continue reading

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Believe in Spring – Thanks, Steve Jobs

On my facebook page (and on twitter) on August 25, 2011, I posted a special NPR story and marvelous video of the 2005 Reed College Commencement address from a very nice Bob Boilen blog about Steve Jobs.  It was the … Continue reading

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The Kind Recognition of Your Peers

In May and July of 2011, some last bits of tribute were paid to the first public radio station in Pittsburgh. Before this is all-too-distant memory, I thought it a good idea to share those awards. May 9, 2011 At … Continue reading

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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish*

Douglas Adams. Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Thanks to my time in public radio, I got to meet and interview him in 1982. My time in public radio has offered me many great opportunities to meet, interview and engage with … Continue reading

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