- "Happy Birthday F. Scott Fitzgerald"-- Saturday evenings often find the radio on and the sounds of A Prairie Home Companion on in our house, much to hubby's chagrin. See, the sound of Garrison Keillor's voice immediately puts my husband into a coma, while I happen to adore his drone, personally. There was a joke to this very effect this past weekend, during an imagine conversation between GK and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Funny stuff.
- "Sticklers Make A Point On National Punctuation Day"-- Although I'm sure this very blog has its share of grammatical errors, I do try my darnedest to get it right, because in my heart I'm one of these very sticklers. (Although I do realize that I just might have a little addiction to commas.) This Weekend Edition Saturday piece is short, but it acknowledges some of the worst punctuation offenses out there.
- "Keeping the faiths(s)"-- The State We're In isn't a show that I usually catch, but I was glad to have heard part of this one. I appreciate complex conversations about religion, and this show has several segments that offer multiple perspectives.
- "Three-Minute Fiction: Countdown To Deadline"-- Since I didn't get to the National Book Festival this year, I've been somewhat avoiding coverage of it, for now at least. This aired on Saturday evening, and I actually got goosebumps listening to the authors' answers in this All Things Considered piece.
- "Braces For Young Kids Might Not Always Be Best"-- This Morning Edition story caught my eye on the Facebook feed when it went by, because I know that this is in our future with JAM. Ugh. After reading this, I'm curious to find out what JAM's dentist will advise for a treatment plan. He has said that he wants him to have a consult with the orthodontist next year, but he's a long way from having all his baby teeth out. We shall see.
- "In Donoghue's 'Room,' A Child's World Of His Own"-- I haven't read this book- yet- but I've heard enough about it to have my ears perk up when I caught the tail-end of this All Things Considered piece. This book sounds amazing, and the interview with the author has only intrigued me more.
- "Jim Parsons On The Science Of Sheldon, 'Big Bang'"-- If you're a fan of this show, you've got to adore Sheldon. This is a fun interview- great listen!
Happy NPR listening,