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MISNOMER(S), originally uploaded by Misnomer(S).

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Ira Glass “works” for National Public Radio.

We get this a lot. “This American Life” is produced by WBEZ in Chicago and distributed by Public Radio International, not NPR. Glass once worked at National Public Radio, but he left those warrens to follow his own muse. The TAL website is copyright © 2008, Chicago Public Radio and Ira Glass, suggesting that the latter enjoys some sort of ownership rights of the program.

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One of our own will be spending some time at that other university (you know, the one across the river): The estimable Martha Bebinger, one of 90.9’s crackerjack health reporters and keeper of Commonhealth, the go-to destination for incisive perspectives on the issue of healthcare reform in the Bay State (and, not incidentally, our most successful blog-like experiment to date), is now a 2009-2010 Nieman Fellow.

Kudos Martha!

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Bob Garfield, co-host of the reliably superb “On the Media” (which airs Sundays on 90.9) peers into the media horizon and divines signs that bode ill for those of us in the content biz … bode very ill indeed … apocalyptically so. (more…)

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An interesting coincidence, is it not, that much of Bob Oakes’ field research is conducted tableside at local eateries?

Consider:

The Morning Edition host diligently digs into some oysters … er, I mean is digging up a big, important news story alongside Legal Seafood CEO Roger Berkowitz.

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Mystery Schwag

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Just stumbled across this today on NPR’s Picture Show blog. The right is a letter from POTUS (click to enlarge), thanking NPR video producer John Pool for “NPR accessories.”

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First it was those mangy curs (aarggh) paralyzing the world’s sea lanes. Now that pesky flu. (more…)

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Is NPR getting stale? (more…)

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