audie cornish walked right past me today

No, she really did. Probably three feet away from where I stood, if that. I was starstruck. I shouldn't have been there. She was speaking to a class at Mizzou called "Cross-Cultural Journalism," which is a class that I do not T.A. As it turns out, I was supposed to be entering grades for my …

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re: jian ghomeshi

Having a stressful day? Easy relief: switch on NPR. Listening to the familiar voices of Garrison Keillor or Terry Gross or Ira Glass is comforting, even ritualistic. Radio is made up of disembodied voices, free from the faults that come with being human. This is Jian Ghomeshi, one of those radio hosts. He hosts--excuse me, used to …

sourcing: a dance

Start the waltz with a phone call, maybe an email. The first steps: Sometimes with a secretary  sometimes with a voicemail, and sometimes "I am currently out of the office" automatic reply. Follow up, follow up, follow up. Finally, reach the source--the first twirl. "When can we meet? Are you available today or tomorrow?" "Oh, you …