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Broadcasting With Bite

by John Rodat December 6, 2012

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  The audience at Ira Glass’s presentation/performance was, evidently, very familiar with the NPR producer and host’s long-running program This American Life: During both of the evening’s question-and-answer periods (Why two? More on that later), they ...

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Reinventing Radio: An Evening With Ira Glass

by The Staff November 29, 2012

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  He may have been dabbling in motion pictures of late—with Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me—but Ira Glass is a radio man through and through. His show This American Life has achieved almost Prairie Home Companion-level ...

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Exit Dome 5

by The Staff January 26, 2012

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  Tune into 97.7 WEXT anytime and you’re likely to hear Chris Wienk, Dave Michaels or KTG geeking out over new independent artists. And at least once an hour, that artist comes from the Local 518. ...

The Intergalactic Nemesis

by The Staff January 12, 2012

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A snappy combination of graphic novel, radio drama and Sci-Fi camp, The Intergalactic Nemesis is a funhouse of inventiveness and wit. Set in the depths of the Great Depression—timely!—The Intergalactic Nemesis is an alien invasion yarn: ...

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The Adventures of Dick & VJ: “All Ye Faithful”

by John Rodat December 21, 2011

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Narrator: Limber of limb, stout of heart, pure of intention and mind, our heroes roam the globe with their wise and sober mentor. In an era of vacuous pass-times, salacious entertainments and morally dubious diversions, ...

Dick & VJ in “Brazil”

by John Rodat February 16, 2011

Narrator: Limber of limb, stout of heart, pure of intention and mind, our heros roam the globe with their wise and sober mentor. In an era of vacuous pass-times, salacious entertainments and morally dubious diversions, ...

Community Transmissions

by Josh Potter January 26, 2011

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It’s standing-room-only in the broadcast booth as the morning magazine program Tell It Like It Is draws to a close. Six commentators huddle around three microphones, sharing testimonials and the scientific findings of a recent ...