Public radio has given us so many wonderful programs over the years. Whether you’re a fan of Garrison Keillor, Ira Glass, or Terry Gross, there’s something for everyone on America’s favorite liberal punching bag, musically and otherwise.
The power of story is extraordinary. Who knew you could get people to pay $25 or more a ticket, pay $12 for parking, $7 for a beer to attend a show that is staged with nothing more than a single microphone and a cello accompanist? That’s how important stories are to a culture. We all want to be entertained, we are nothing more than our kindergarten selves, slack-jawed and wide-eyed, staring up at our teacher, waiting to be amused.