Archive for March, 2011

I was interviewed today by Wilmington’s NBC affiliate, WECT. Here’s a link to the clip.

They identified me as news director (corrected at the end of the piece), and once called now-former NPR CEO Vivian Schiller “Schillinger”, but overall it catches the essence of the problem and focuses on the local stations, which is where the emphasis should be.

The big issue is the “Congress cutting funding for NPR” trope that is is ultimately misleading. I carefully explained that NPR doesn’t get much Corporation for Public Broadcasting money, stations do. The target may be NPR, but the bull’s-eye is painted on stations like WHQR.

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I’ll be in Cincinnati on March 10th. The Society for American Music is having its conference there this year, and they always have a shape-note singing. The Cincinnati group has been invited to join in.

It’s not listed on the conference schedule, as far as I can see, but we’ll be at Salons B&C of the Omni Netherland downtown, Thursday May 10th at 5:45 pm. This looks like an interesting conference, with lots of good stuff to do in Cincinnati.

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I’m in the city where the Ashley and the Cooper Rivers meet to form the Atlantic Ocean.

This is a scene along Rainbow Row. It’s starting to get a little busy here but not terrible. I’m not quite a tourist, since I’m here for a shape-note singing, but close enough.

Oddly enough, leaf blowers are in full force. (Live oaks drop their leaves in the spring). It’s a beautiful day, flowers in bloom, lunch at Gaulart & Maliclet. Not bad at all.

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