I would absolutely expect that that’s exactly what WNYC would say, because you know liberal public radio always has an agenda. And so since I disagree with the premise of your question I don’t feel like I have to answer the rest of it. — Governor Christie in response to a WNYC reporter’s question on New Jersey Transit errors and the impact of climate change on severe storms like Sandy
“When I was doing Virginia Woolf, and when George and Martha had their scene together and George said, ‘Our son is dead.’ You know, that big scene? ‘Our son,’ he yells in my face, ‘is dead.’ And I went ‘No!’ At the height of my force, I said no to him. And I had an orgasm for the first time in my life.”
—Elaine Stritch speaking with Alec Baldwin on Here’s The Thing
NPR is looking for a new announcer. Translation: You get to say “This is NPR” to millions of people every day.
You’ll record all of NPR’s “support for this program comes from” announcements in our national programs, and edit/produce/traffic them though our system. Heard by millions of people each week, you’ll get to say, “This is NPR” each day.
You should bring a voice that’s clear, confident, and welcoming; a working style that makes the complex look simple; and be a bit tingly at the thought that your voice will be part of public radio’s daily connective tissue all across the country.
-Jody, BL Show-
Kite Runner author Khaled Hosseini in the WNYC studios to discuss his new book And the Mountains Echoed. Listen to his chat with Brian Lehrer here.
How to Help Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Recovery (The Brian Lehrer Show's List)
Kids with fries v. seagulls on the almost-finished-boardwalk in Seaside Heights, NJ. #coastcheck
Why does your public library rock? The Brian Lehrer Show is helping the Revson Foundation gather stories about your local public library. Nominate it and it could win a $10,000 prize!
-Jody, BL Show-
#williamsburg #waterfront #brooklyn #newyork
Mutual desperation. — Sam Biddle of Valleywag’s reason for why Tumblr and Yahoo! are such a good fit. Listen to his take on this morning’s Brian Lehrer Show.
I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr!
We promise not to screw it up.