Ira Glass Storytelling Series (Pt. III)

Third video in the four part series.  Ira Glass on having “good taste”. He talks about how we (those who ambition to be storytellers, journalists) get into the business because we have good taste.  But he realizes–from his own experience–that even though we have good taste, our pieces don’t live up to our good tasteContinue reading “Ira Glass Storytelling Series (Pt. III)”

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Storytelling Series with Ira Glass (Pt. I)

I’m a big fan of Ira Glass, the host of the acclaimed radio show This American Life. His take on storytelling and journalism is one of the best I’ve heard, and he discusses it in the introduction to his anthology of contemporary nonfiction, The New Kings of Nonfiction.  I got this book for my graduation fromContinue reading “Storytelling Series with Ira Glass (Pt. I)”

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Islamic Center near Ground Zero

I recently became aware of building plans for a new Islamic center near Ground Zero in downtown Manhattan.  The project is being headed up by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a prominant Islam leader in New York who authored the book, What ‘s Right with Islam is What’s Right with America. Not surprisingly, much resistance hasContinue reading “Islamic Center near Ground Zero”

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