I really enjoy it and it reminds me of Jennifer Stone (KPFA) who is a big fan of the Mary Poppins books. (She is now on Morning Mix in addition to her book program each week.)
And staying with public radio, Katy Bachman (AdWeek) reports:
Vivian Schiller, president and CEO of NPR, just can't shake off the fallout from the firing of Juan Williams. After a speech she gave at the National Press Club on Monday, the first question Schiller faced was about Williams, who was fired in October for remarks he made on Fox News Channel.
"We handled the situation badly. We acted too hastily, and we made some mistakes," said Schiller.
Did "we" handle the situation badly?
I seem to remember it was Ms. Schiller who, after Mr. Williams was fired, announced that Mr. Williams feelings belonged to "his psychiatrist or his publicist."
I am sorry NPR is in trouble for the way they fired Mr. Williams; however, maybe the answer was not to fire him. And instead of being gleeful the way Ms. Schiller was in public after Mr. Williams was fired, she could have shown a little class.
Equally true, if she was really worried, she could offer her resignation and allow the firing to become a non-issue.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for today: