Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Sunset Jackson" went up Sunday night and imagines the disgraced Jesse Jackson Jr. as Norma Desmond.
End of fun.
Now I have to all the days I missed since Wednesday of the radio program.
Today on NPR's Tell Me More, the guests were Annie McLane Kuster, Rhonda Cook, Stephanie Clifford, Kenneth Matos, Ken Gordon, Brian Tessier and Corey Dade.
Monday on Tell Me More, the guests were Mary Kate Cary, Keli Goff, Jonathan Kozol and Suraj Sharma.
Friday, the guests were Mark Segal, Don Carter, David Knell, Vishavjit Singh, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Thursday's guests were Anton Treuer, Amy Kaherl, Marilyn Geewax, Bob Boilen and Laura Gibson.
If you're still thinking that at the end of my record keeping, Tell Me More's going to be the show with an equal number of female and male guests, you are kidding yourself.
I was asked how long I was going to track Tell Me More. I think it has to be 3 months to be fair. I would like to do six months to give a real sense of the show.
And then what?
I get with Ava and C.I. and we write an article about it.
Talk of the Nation:
"30% isn't 50% (Ann, Ava and C.I.)"
The Diane Rehm Show:
"Diane Rehm's gender imbalance (Ann, Ava and C.I.)"
"Terry Gross' new low (Ann, Ava and C.I.)"
That didn't seem right. I thought I had more. Then I realized I really spent months with Talk of the Nation.
So after three months or six months, we'll get together and write another piece. Which is always fun. C.I. is very kind and does the math (she hates to do math) (but she'll check it repeatedly and then ask that Jess or Dona or Jim 'double check' her figures). And Ava and C.I. are so much fun to write with. You sit there saying funny things and it may seem completely off topic but after about 15 minutes of that you notice something completely off topic became a strand in the piece and then another and then another. The only term for their writing process is: Organic. And I mean that as high praise.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"