National Public Radio fans are used to hearing “A Prairie Home Companion” over the airwaves, but for nearly as long as he has been on the air, Garrison Keillor has been taking the show on the road to escape the studio.
The Friday delivery of The Economist usually elicits excitement from Ray Suarez. But the March 14 edition’s cover story made him cringe. The story, titled “Firing Up, America,” discussed the rise of America’s Latino population. The cover was an American flag — with the red stripes represented by chili peppers.
Latino history is significantly older than America itself, and Ray Suarez, host of Al Jazeera America’s daily program “Inside Story,” wants to remind people of that.
Megan Yip can be hard on herself. For one, she insists she sweats too much. After spending hours playing her cello, a thin layer of rosin builds up beneath the strings and her fingerprints leave a greasy glow on the fingerboard and neck. She hopes to keep her modern Italian cello, which she purchased three days before arriving at Chautauqua Institution, in pristine shape so she wipes off any grime after she plays.
Provided Image “From the Top” host Christopher O’Riley poses in Shaver Theater. Provided Image 2012 Chautauqua Music Festival student Laura…
After setting some “ground rules” for who got to lead the conversation, Krista Tippett and Michel Martin, both female journalists and radio hosts, talked shop at the 2 p.m. Interfaith Lecture Thursday in the Hall of Philosophy.
Michel Martin, former host of NPR’s “Tell Me More,” will join fellow radio host Krista Tippett today to continue to address the topic on the Interfaith lecturers’ minds this week: the American consciousness.
Social media has helped shape democracy by providing people with the means of communication to gain more access to information.
“I think it is good for democracy, because the tools of communication are in so many more people’s hands,” said Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer at NBC News, during Tuesday’s morning lecture.
Schiller and David Folkenflik, who served as moderator and is NPR’s media correspondent, discussed the challenges and opportunities facing digital and social media at the Amphitheater for Week Six, themed “Digital Identity.”
In a time when smartphones and iPads are as common as knitting needles in the Amphitheater, it is critical to ask what impact the burgeoning digital world has on fostering or hindering an informed American electorate and the subsequent effect on their engagement with news and information.
“The benefits (to the digital age) are it’s not one size fits all. We fit your lifestyle, and not just your lifestyle, but whatever your lifestyle is at the given moment,” said Vivian Schiller, senior vice president and chief digital officer at NBC News. “The downside is we live in a very segmented media society right now, and if there were to be someone that only wanted to hear about a particular point of view or sets of points of view, it would be very easy not to be exposed to anything else.”
Schiller explores the impact of this week’s theme of “Digital Identity” on the public, specifically during an election time period, during a conversation with NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Amphitheater.
An Institution administrator once said to WNED-FM Program Director Gabe DiMaio that Chautauqua is like Disney World for people who love NPR.
It’s natural, DiMaio said, for public radio to team up with Chautauqua.
For the past 10 years, Chautauqua has partnered with WNED-FM Buffalo and WQED-FM Pittsburgh for Public Radio Day, a chance for listeners from Altoona, Pa., to Buffalo, N.Y. — and probably farther, thanks to online streaming — to experience Chautauqua live, even if they are not on the grounds.
Radio events begin Friday morning, with a live broadcast on the grounds from Chautauquan and WQED Artistic Director Jim Cunningham from 7 to 11 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday morning, the stations will broadcast live interviews of Chautauqua administrators from the back porch of the Amphitheater.