Sunday, October 17, 2010

In Praise of Public Radio

I listen to NPR all the time. Here's my KPCC member card . . .


I love listening to shows like Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me, produced by author pal Emily Ecton . . .

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Here's when Peepy and I went to the taping of one of the shows . . .

(We got their tres early.)

I've been on NPR, too! CLICK HERE to listen to me babble on KQED.

(Oops. This is what happens to me when I babble too much.)

Wait, wait, don't tell me . . . back to NPR. One time, uber librarian/action figure Nancy Pearl talked about the best opening lines in kids' books. She even mentioned Millicent Min, Girl Genius . . .


"I have been accused of being anal retentive, an over achiever and a compulsive perfectionist, like those are bad things."

Here's Nancy ridding the world of bad guys . . .

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You can CLICK HERE to hear Nancy talk Millicent. And to read an excerpt from MILLICENT MIN on NPR's website, CLICK HERE.

So anyway, I was thrilled when last week I got to hear NPR-ian Ira Glass in person . . .


He talked about how the shows are produced for This American Life.

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Peepy complained that she wasn't going to be able to see him . . .


However, that's okay. Ira opened the show with the lights out and we pretended we were listening to him on the radio!


Here's Ira on Letterman talking about chicken(s) . . .

So last night, Son was having trouble falling asleep. Being the loving and helpful mom that I am, I suggested he listen to some This American Life. I had downloaded it from last week, when the topic was sleep . . .


An hour later, a TOTALLY wide awake Son comes into my office and says, "Did you they talked about THE SHINING???"

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Oops. I had listened to it, but was thinking about the segment when a fellow thinks he's the Hulk when he falls asleep. Not the segment where a kid watches THE SHINING and it ruins his childhood.

So sorry, Son. My bad. I'm not sure what's worse. What I did to Son this week . . . or a couple of years ago.

But I meant well. Honest!

Hey, speaking of kids, I'll be speaking to several classes on Tuesday, thanks to Children's Book World in Los Angeles.

Originally, I was going to speak at the store, but there were so many requests, we've been moved to an nearby school auditorium. However, after (around 11:45ish?) I'll be signing stock at the store, if you want to drop by!

Next Blog: Find out who Peepy's been hanging out with . . .


And finally, via Fuse #8's blog . . .

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