INCOMING: This American Guy

ira glass is a rockstar


On Saturday November 15th, The 13th Annual First Person Arts Festival will present REINVENTING RADIO: AN EVENING WITH IRA GLASS at the Kimmel Center. Last week we got Mr. Glass on the horn for a little Q&A. DISCUSSED: The keys to good narrative; his favorite episode of This American Life; how the secret recordings of Carmen Segarra triggered a forthcoming Senate banking sub committee hearing on consumer protection; what is to be learned from the Mike Daisey fiasco; whether or not journalism, like art, can sometimes use a lie to tell a greater truth; why his parents actively dislike public radio; and how all he ever wanted was to dance. Look for it Wednesday on Phawker near you!