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  • Wide awake with Mike Birbiglia

    Wide awake with Mike Birbiglia
    Comedian and former sleepwalker Mike Birbiglia is on medication now and has a wife, thank you very much. But a conversation about his ascendant career should begin, of course, with his well-placed stint on Ira Glass' NPR program, "This American Life," on which he describes, with unflinching detail, the times he fought off an "insectlike jackal" in his bedroom, crashed through the second-story window of a La Quinta Inn and lost his girlfriend. He was, of course, sleepwalking during the first two occasions. He was wide awake for the third.
  • 'This American Life' tackles Chicago violence

    'This American Life' tackles Chicago violence
    William Rainey Harper High School, in West Englewood, is known for a few things. It has a really good football team for its size. In 2010 it was featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” for its success in boosting a dismal academic record....

    NPR needs a backbone

    NPR needs a backbone
    Oh, NPR, won't you please state your game? Are you liberal? Are you neutral? Are your employees secret socialists? Do their screensavers feature slideshows of Noam Chomsky? Do your office Christmas parties serve only free-range eggnog? Do your parking...

    Ira Glass to give Goucher's commencement keynote

    Ira Glass to give Goucher's commencement keynote
    This year's Goucher College graduates will likely enjoy one of region's quirkier commencement speeches. The school announced that Ira Glass, host of public radio's "This American Life," will give the graduation keynote on May 18. He'll also be getting...

    Nonprofits discuss strategies for catching attention of donors

    Nonprofits discuss strategies for catching attention of donors
    Everybody loves a good story, especially when they’re being asked to donate money. At conference of dozens of representatives from local nonprofits this week, administrators said communicating moving client success stories to donors was key in...