The Monday Morning Rouser, special Tuesday morning edition. Tuesday’s start in the toes:
Check out the audience at about the 3:05 mark. That’s Chuck Berry playing! And those are music people. What’s wrong with them?
Who’s Bill James? The luckiest man on earth.
I thought of that while reading this article from the Washington Post by a reporter who covers funerals at Arlington National Cemetery .
They all follow identical rules and protocol, but no two can ever be alike — it’s always a different soldier, a different story, a different sacrifice, a different life and a different death.
Far from being intrusive, many reporters find families more than willing to share their stories about their loved one. By the way, since the weekend News Cut audience is comparatively non-existent, you might’ve missed this.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
Midmorning – How is the economy affecting news converage. NPR ombudsman Alicia Sheppard and Mark Jurkowitz of the Pew Center are guests. In the second hour: Author David Eagleman considers the concept of time and the afterlife.
Midday – The state of the auto industry with Paul Eisenstein, long-time Detroit auto industry reporter.
Talk of the Nation – Today the California Supreme Court rules on the Proposition 8 case, to either uphold last November’s ban on gay marriage or overturn it. The opinion will be available here at noon, central time. Second hour: A birth control pill may soon be available for men. Presumably, it can be taken with a beer.
Oh, heck, why not, here you go, guys. Just the guys, please:
All Things Considered – Coverage of a court hearing in the Hauser case. Stephanie Hemphill looks at Xcel’s desire to add storage and extend the life of the Prairie Island plant. If you close your eyes, it’s the ’90s again. NPR Washington will profile runpee.com, the latest indication that the end is near.