As World Radio Day is observed globally, we highlight how UN Women and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters are raising awareness of critical issues through a series of co-productions for the Beijing+20 anniversary.
We listen to the radio a lot in the car when we're out and about. I get sick of all the Kelly Clarkson/Taylor Swift/Katy Perry stuff on the pop station that my daughter likes, so we frequently switch to the oldies station — my mom, who has dementia, actually perks up and recognizes all of her favorite artists from times past, like the Bee Gees, Bruce Springsteen, Beach Boys, and the Eagles....more
The tragic news broke on Friday: Jacintha Saldanha, a nurse at King Edward VII Hospital who answered a prank phone call from two Australian radio DJs posing as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles during the Duchess of Cambridge's stay for Hyperemesis Gravidarum, was found dead of an apparent suicide....more
If you've never driven cross country and discovered yourself out of listening material because you already burned though all your books on cd, and in desperation turned on the radio at two am just to keep yourself awake and by chance happened upon a conversation between two people that goes a bit like this.....guest: well, I've been working on the black box for years now, and I feel like the more I know the less I knowhost: can you tell us what the black box does?...more
Back in February I wrote about winning a story slam. A couple of days later, a fellow storyteller Will (who is also a hilarious stand-up comedian and who runs the department at the library that helps my students with all things tech) asked me to work on a storytelling project he was doing for our local public radio station. Of course I said yes....more
Now to give you an idea of the exciting weekeds I used to have when I was 14! Parties, clubbing? No, I lived in a village 6 miles out of the nearest town so entertainment had to be found closer to home. Quite a lot of it was gleaned from the transistor radio my Dad bought me for passing the 11 plus. I had to listen to it under the bedcovers most of the time though, so it wouldn't disturb my parents......more
No, seriously. All I want for Christmas is for Delilah to retire. For too many years now she's been sullying my Christmas spirit and ruining my nights just about every day of the week any time of year (best of the week on Sundays? Really?) I mean, can any of us remember a time when she wasn't droning on about "religion," (hers), "love" (hers), "family" and "family values" (hers), talking up a storm and thinking she was more important than the insipid pop hit from seven years ago she was about to play?...more