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Tomorrow is Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday. He might just be the coolest 80-year-old out there.
For some Willie reading, last year Texas Monthly did an oral history of outlaw country — “That Seventies Show”:

Up to that point, the cosmic cowboys had played to crowds that looked largely like they did. Willie brought a different audience; though he’d never made it big as a performer nationally, he’d always been able to fill a Texas honky-tonk. Once he figured out how to bring the hippies and the rednecks together, the scene grew into something no one had seen before. Most folks have always credited that to his innate charisma, to the idea that Austin was the place where Willie was finally allowed to be Willie. But the fact is, Willie came to town with a specific goal in mind: building a scene that would allow him to ignore Nashville completely. And he pulled that off with more than luck and a smile. 

A Fresh Air interview with the birthday boy.
HT The Morning News
Image via Bronx Banter

So tempted to wait until 4:20 to re-post….

Will 4:34 do?

nathancone:

nprfreshair:

Tomorrow is Willie Nelson’s 80th birthday. He might just be the coolest 80-year-old out there.

For some Willie reading, last year Texas Monthly did an oral history of outlaw country — “That Seventies Show”:

Up to that point, the cosmic cowboys had played to crowds that looked largely like they did. Willie brought a different audience; though he’d never made it big as a performer nationally, he’d always been able to fill a Texas honky-tonk. Once he figured out how to bring the hippies and the rednecks together, the scene grew into something no one had seen before. Most folks have always credited that to his innate charisma, to the idea that Austin was the place where Willie was finally allowed to be Willie. But the fact is, Willie came to town with a specific goal in mind: building a scene that would allow him to ignore Nashville completely. And he pulled that off with more than luck and a smile.

A Fresh Air interview with the birthday boy.

HT The Morning News

Image via Bronx Banter

So tempted to wait until 4:20 to re-post….

Will 4:34 do?

NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation'

NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show Talk of the Nation.

It will be replaced by Here and Now, a show produced in partnership with member stationWBUR in Boston. Reported stories will be part of the show’s format.

This exists. Ari Shapiro by Richard Gerst

This exists. Ari Shapiro by Richard Gerst

University of New Orleans, NPR to announce nonprofit news operation

The University of New Orleans and its NPR affiliate are announcing today the formation of NewOrleansReporter.org, a nonprofit news operation run by 10 to 20 news producers and funded by up to $2 million in annual memberships.

Don’t Cry Over Burnt Milk In South Texas; Savor It

You can pick up cajeta in almost any form. In addition to the lollipops, cajeta comes in jars, squeeze bottles, in little bricks, in pinwheels with pecans, smeared between wafers, and rolled up like taffy in plastic wrap.

A great story from Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies for NPR’s Americandy series, which is showcasing regional confections. Davies’ story is about leche quemada, or cajeta, this sort of hardened goat’s milk caramel thing that you an find in every hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant here in San Antonio. 
Personally, I think is disgusting, but my mother lives for the stuff.

Don’t Cry Over Burnt Milk In South Texas; Savor It

You can pick up cajeta in almost any form. In addition to the lollipops, cajeta comes in jars, squeeze bottles, in little bricks, in pinwheels with pecans, smeared between wafers, and rolled up like taffy in plastic wrap.

A great story from Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies for NPR’s Americandy series, which is showcasing regional confections. Davies’ story is about leche quemada, or cajeta, this sort of hardened goat’s milk caramel thing that you an find in every hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurant here in San Antonio. 

Personally, I think is disgusting, but my mother lives for the stuff.

The Mix: 100 Essential Noise Pop Songs
This is so seriously great. I totally forgot about Folk Implosion.

The Mix: 100 Essential Noise Pop Songs

This is so seriously great. I totally forgot about Folk Implosion.

Andrea Seabrook is leaving NPR. And her next step sounds intriguing.

Washington is broken. You are not.
DecodeDC is for smart, engaged, and busy people like you. Through the podcast and blog, DecodeDC will decipher Washington’s Byzantine language and procedure, sweeping away what doesn’t matter so you can focus on what does.
DecodeDC goes live on July 27, 2012.

Andrea Seabrook is leaving NPR. And her next step sounds intriguing.

Washington is broken. You are not.

DecodeDC is for smart, engaged, and busy people like you. Through the podcast and blog, DecodeDC will decipher Washington’s Byzantine language and procedure, sweeping away what doesn’t matter so you can focus on what does.

DecodeDC goes live on July 27, 2012.

Today, my friend inundated me with YouTube videos of Ari Shaprio, who he absolutely loves. Here is NPR’s White House Correspondent showing off his guns while being absolutely adorable. Why aren’t there men like that around here?


Singer Alex Elbert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and IMA Robot stopped by NPR West to talk with NPR Morning Edition about his band’s new album, ‘Here.’ He couldn’t disguise his love for NPR … even by sporting kaleidoscope glasses, a first for the I Heart NPR campaign. Listen here: http://n.pr/M5SiOr. (Photo by Melissa Kuypers/NPR)

Um…you guys!

Singer Alex Elbert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and IMA Robot stopped by NPR West to talk with NPR Morning Edition about his band’s new album, ‘Here.’ He couldn’t disguise his love for NPR … even by sporting kaleidoscope glasses, a first for the I Heart NPR campaign. Listen here: http://n.pr/M5SiOr. (Photo by Melissa Kuypers/NPR)

Um…you guys!

LEAVE ARI ALONE!
(I want to cry HOMOPHOBIA, but something tells me this came from a self-hating geigh.)

LEAVE ARI ALONE!

(I want to cry HOMOPHOBIA, but something tells me this came from a self-hating geigh.)

NPR’s Planet Money explains big economic ideas through minimalist posters.

NPR’s Planet Money explains big economic ideas through minimalist posters.

National Public Rodeo
When most people hear “NPR,” they think Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg,  Robert Siegel, and for some on the far right, all that is wrong with the  mainstream liberal media. But beneath the veneer of the “Minnesota  nice,” a simmering battle has been waged, and in the balance hangs NPR’s  future and perhaps even its soul—as either a nonpartisan defender of  in-depth journalism or a target of the partisan sniping of the  sound-bite era. David Margolick explores how NPR’s management managed to  squander the advantages of the national dole, deep-pocketed donors, a  roster of top-notch reporters, and the loyalty of legions of devoted  Click and Clack fans—and whether it can recover from the annus horribilis of 2011.
[via Vanity Fair]

National Public Rodeo

When most people hear “NPR,” they think Cokie Roberts, Nina Totenberg, Robert Siegel, and for some on the far right, all that is wrong with the mainstream liberal media. But beneath the veneer of the “Minnesota nice,” a simmering battle has been waged, and in the balance hangs NPR’s future and perhaps even its soul—as either a nonpartisan defender of in-depth journalism or a target of the partisan sniping of the sound-bite era. David Margolick explores how NPR’s management managed to squander the advantages of the national dole, deep-pocketed donors, a roster of top-notch reporters, and the loyalty of legions of devoted Click and Clack fans—and whether it can recover from the annus horribilis of 2011.

[via Vanity Fair]

New York Times Crossword Puzzlemaster Schooled on Definition of ‘Illin’
Makes you question the Sunday Puzzle on Weekend Edition, doesn’t it.

New York Times Crossword Puzzlemaster Schooled on Definition of ‘Illin’

Makes you question the Sunday Puzzle on Weekend Edition, doesn’t it.

Foster The People on NPR’s World Cafe

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From the Archives: Louie CK in 2010

Loved the part of the interview where they discussed the use of the word “faggot” in comedy.