Common Ills year-end coverage included C.I.'s "2011: The Year of the Slow Reveal," Ruth's "Ruth's Radio Report 2011," Martha and Shirley's "2011 in books (Martha & Shirley)" and Kat's "Kat's Korner: 2011 in music." In addition, community coverage of 2011 also included Ann's "2011 best in film (Ann and Stan)" & Stan's "2011 in films (Ann and Stan)", Cedric's "Barack finally gets something right!" & Wally's "BARACK BEST 2011 MOVE!," Rebecca's "best of fall tv 2011" and Trina's "New Year's Parties."
I loved everyone's commentaries. And thank you to C.I. for cross-posting Stan and my film piece at The Common Ills. She does that each year and she tries to wait several days so that it's read here first by all of our usual readers. That's sweet of her. We always get a huge bump when it goes up at The Common Ills.
Okay, let's dive into The Diane Rehm Show (NPR) because I have two days worth.
Monday's the first hour guests were Norman Ornstein, Katty-van-van Heuvel and David Keene. The second hour guests Stephan Richter, Jessica Mathews and Hisham Melhem.
Tuesday's first hour guests were Joseph Antos, Judy Feder, Julie Appleby and Joy Johnson Wilson. The second hour guests were Thomas Redick, Gardiner Harris and Gary Hirshberg.
Now, IMPORTANT, Diane will analyze the Iowa caucus with various guests tomorrow. I believe that'll be the first hour. So if you're interested in Iowa, make a point to listen and see how they explain the results.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"