Friday, April 22, 2005

Parental Advisory for A Keillor Poetry Reading?!

Maybe the end of the world really is at hand. American Public Media has issued a 'Content Advisory' for last Saturday's 'Writer's Almanac' with Garrison Keillor. The offending content? Read on, if your parents approve:

'The lines below may be interpreted as the concept of sexual intercourse.

He said he loved me -- that going into me
He said was going into the world and the sky'

The poem in question is 'Waiting for Icarus' by Muriel Rukeyser.

Perhaps if it was made clear that the individuals involved were married, were one man and one woman, and that no condom was involved.....

Click here to read or hear Garrison read the whole poem. (You have been warned!)

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

NPR's Tomorrow Radio Initiative Brings Multicasting to Digital Radio

'This summer, NPR will begin offering five programmed music formats to multicasting stations: classical, jazz, electronica, triple-A and folk. Other program offerings NPR is developing for stations with new channels include a news and information service and formats that would serve culturally diverse audiences.'
NPR Press release

Friday, April 08, 2005

NPR's Daniel Zwerdling Wins Investigative Reporters & Editors Top Award For Radio

Press release

Saturday, April 02, 2005

The Future of Radio

Interview with NPR CEO Kevin Klose
Boise Weekly

WNET New York acquiring Florida radio and TV stations

'The owner of public television stations in New York is acquiring all rights to WXEL-TV and WXEL-FM from Barry University, and will run the stations in conjunction with a community foundation, it was announced on Friday.'
South Florida Sun Sentinel