As the child of two avid NPR listeners, I logged on many pre-pubescent hours listening to BBC reports, Prairie Home Companions, All Things Considered, and Morning Editions. I listened reluctantly with a lot of heavy sighs and eye rolls. My two older brothers and I would whine and beg to listen to anything other than public radio. But, as I got older, I found myself hesitating on our local channel, WUNC 91.5. I might linger as Laksmi Singh reported on national news at midday, or as Diane Rehm pressed a politician to answer a question directly. But, my real love of NPR began with the weekend show This American Life, a quirky hour-long show that has a different theme each week.
So in honor of my NPR loving mother, I decided to become an NPR sustainer. Hopefully Eric Hodge will call me and tell me I’ve won a free trip to Hawaii! I am a true NPR nerd now!!