Filed under: *, 31-40. Tagged as: All Things Considered, Morning Edition, NPR, radio, This I Believe.
That’s right; I listen to public radio. And I love it.
I got into quite the great routine during grad school. On days when Rob had to work early, I would listen to NPR as I showered, got ready for the day, and drove to school. When I got an MP3 player with FM radio, I listened to NPR as I walked from the parking lot to the English building. Same routine on the way home. I love getting high-quality news with fun pieces mixed in.
Even though Morning Edition repeated every hour, I still listened to it for as many hours as I my morning permitted. I don’t know why it never annoyed me. Maybe it is the soothing, varied theme song. Maybe it’s the announcer’s voices that kept me enthralled.
“This I Believe” is one of my tippy-top utmost favorite programs. If you haven’t ever listened to a This I Believe essay, you should. I had my English composition students at Missouri State write This I Believe essays, and I’ve worked on several myself, but I have never written one that I wanted to submit to NPR. Maybe I should do that. Anyway, here are three of my favorites.
- Tomorrow Will Be a Better Day
- Live Your Life So That You Will Have No Regrets
- The Artistry in Hidden Talents
My local NPR station (well, what used to be my local NPR station), KSMU, plays classical music in the mornings after Morning Edition, and jazz in the evenings after All Things Considered. No doubt this blog will eventually reveal how classical and jazz make me feel, so this is yet another reason I like NPR. I know not all stations play my two favorite musical genres, but what matters is that mine does.