This morning was WPLR. This afternoon WNPR. Can two stations be any more different? WNPR, on Asylum Street in Hartford, is the mothership for Connecticut Public Radio home of NPR programming. Colin McEnroe’s show is part of their expanding commitment to local programming.
Here’s how this works. I’d asked Colin if I could be on. He said yes.
The Friday show is called “The Nose” and features guests who talk about the context of current events. I was joining Colin, Rand Richards Cooper and Irene Papoulis. I was the intellectual bottom feeder in the group!
Today on The Nose: Kobe’s ugly outburst, the little boy with pink nail polish and how today’s gadgets are making yesterday’s classics obsolete. Hear Irene Papoulis, Rand Richards Cooper, and special guest, weatherman, Geoff Fox! Call us from 1-2 at 860 275 7266, email Colin@wnpr.org or TWEET-TUSS! @wnprcolin.
I found the Kobe incident most interesting because it’s a story of a shouted outburst widely reported without actually quoting what Kobe said. My peripheral point was we diminish the ugliness of certain words by keeping them out of the conversation or hiding them with euphemisms like “the ‘N’ word.”
An hour goes quickly. i’m glad I went.
Additional photography (the better shots) by Chion Wolf playing the part of Bill Curry.