Saturday, August 1, 2009

Radio Pick: BBC Newshour

TORONTO, ONTARIO - This week's radio pick comes from the BBC. It has often been noted that news programming is under-represented in this feature because of its timely nature, but the BBC Newshour, long my favorite long-form news program, managed an exception this week. About twenty minutes into last Sunday's broadcast hosted by perennial favorite Julian Marshall, a feature on trying to downsize Flint, Michigan provided a timeless perspective on shrinking cities (made more poignant by the fact that I was in Flint at the time), and about forty minutes into the fifty-five minute broadcast, an amusing retrospective on Sarah Palin's political career set to Starship's "Sara" was aired.

Listen to the BBC Newshour "What Next for Sarah Palin?"

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