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David Kestenbaum is a correspondent for NPR, covering science, energy issues and, most recently, the global economy for NPR's multimedia project Planet Money. David has been a science correspondent for NPR since 1999. He came to journalism the usual way — by getting a Ph.D. in physics first.
In his years at NPR, David has covered science's discoveries and its darker side, including the Northeast blackout, the anthrax attacks and the collapse of the New Orleans levees. He has also reported on energy issues, particularly nuclear and climate change.
David has won awards from the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
David worked briefly on the show This American Life, and set up a radio journalism program in Cambodia on a Fulbright fellowship. He also teaches a journalism class at Johns Hopkins University.
David holds a bachelor's of science degree in physics from Yale University and a doctorate in physics from Harvard University.
Says You! is a panel radio show produced and distributed by Pipit & Finch in the United States. It was created by host Richard Sher, and is produced in Boston, Massachussetts. Its tagline is "A game of bluff and bluster, words and whimsy."
Through the show's website, audience members and the public in general can suggest questions and segments for the show.
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Puzzlemaster Will Shortz and Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! host Peter Sagal walk into a bar... No, it's not the start of a joke. It's the essence of Ask Me Another, a rambunctious hour that blends brainteasers and local pub trivia night with comedy and music. Host Ophira Eisenberg invites in-studio guests and listeners alike to stretch their noggins, tickle their funny bones, and enjoy witty banter and guitar riffs from house musician Jonathan Coulton.
A graduate of St Thomas University with a Communication Arts bachelor degree, Jeanette started her broadcasting career in public radio as a volunteer for WLRN Radio Reading Service in 1999. Crediting her development not only to strong determination and ambition, but also to the support of her co-workers, she developed her unique radio personality. She was introduced to the South Florida public as the weekend announcer while filling in for the late Clint O'Neil on Sounds of the Caribbean.
Today, Jeanette produces and hosts the Soca edition of Sounds of the Caribbean and brings the Caribbean together during the early hours on Saturday mornings, when she blasts the airwaves with a Caribbean mix of reggae, dancehall, Soca, Benna, Zouk, Kompa, Cadence, Salsa, Junkanoo and all the other unique genres of the Caribbean basin. She aims to educate the public of the region's diversity and similarities, while adding to the diverse sounds of WLRN. She perceives herself as a product of the godfather of reggae, Clint O'Neil, and is affectionately known as the "Duchess of Sounds" of the Caribbean.
Adding a small island flavor, Jeanette hails from the tiny Caribbean island of Antigua, where she received her high school education at the Christ the King Catholic High School and attended the Antigua State College achieving the college diploma in Commercial Studies before migrating to Florida to pursue an associate degree in merchandising at the International Fine Arts College in Miami.
Richard Davis joined the WLRN team in April 2007. He hosts Sounds of the Caribbean Wednesday and Friday mornings, 1:00am to 5:00am, and Saturday, midnight through to Sunday morning at 7:00am.
Rich Davis has been working as a freelance broadcaster and is the voice behind numerous radio commercials heard on the airwaves throughout the Caribbean community in South Florida.
A graduate of The Connecticut School of Broadcasting - Davie, FL campus, Rich Davis got his first stint in the broadcast industry 1991 as an intern at Radio Waves (now HOT 102FM) in Jamaica.
Although working in the hospitality industry, law enforcement and corporate security for quite a number of years, Rich Davis continued to contribute to the broadcast industry by doing voiceovers for radio and hosting events.
Since 2003, Rich Davis has accepted fully the reality that it was destined for him to pursue a career in radio broadcasting. Passion, thrill, and satisfaction are a few words to describe his feelings about a career he has been in love with all his life. He is truly enthused to be working with some of the best broadcasters in the industry and hosting Miami's longest running Caribbean radio program.
Every Sunday evening from 8 to midnight, Ted Grossman hosts one of WLRN's most distinctive programs, Night Train. Since 1977, Ted has devoted himself to collecting and popularizing the jazz and big band music of the '30's and 40's. Over the past twenty years, he has accumulated an enviable collection of vintage performances including WWII recordings, Glen Miller concerts and Armed Forces Radio Services broadcasts. Listeners can tune in to Night Train each week to hear performances by the artists and ensembles that shaped jazz along with Ted's anecdotes and knowledgeable commentary. But Ted's musical interests don't end there. You will also find him playing selections from classic modern recordings.
Because of the resurgence of interest in big band music and the work of early jazz composers, Ted finds that his audience comes from a surprisingly broad cross-section of the South Florida population. When they listen to Night Train, older fans recall the music of their youth, he asserts, and younger listeners, when they take the time, are surprised that the past can be so enjoyable. To hear four hours of some of the most exciting and vital jazz performances ever put on record, just set your dial to WLRN 91.3 FM Sundays from 8 pm to midnight for Ted Grossman's Night Train.
Every Monday through Friday night from 9:30 PM to 1 AM Tracy Fields presents some of the most diverse new and classic jazz anywhere on radio.
Although her training is in communications and journalism, Tracy's first love has always been jazz. She first started listening to jazz when her father played old 78s of the Count Basie Orchestra and LPs of Gloria Lynne, Arthur Prysock and Ray Charles.
Her brothers and friends soon turned her on to more modern artists like Weather Report, McCoy Tyner, Stan Getz, Tommy Flanagan, and Gary Bartz.
With her training in journalism and love of jazz music, Tracy always found herself gravitating toward radio stations. During summer breaks from college, she worked at WKEW and WQMG-FM in her hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina. She joined WLRN in 1995 and ever since has graced our air with her trademark selections of eclectic jazz.
Looking back on her years at WLRN, she says what she has most enjoyed is the rapport she has developed with her audience: "My listeners vary widely in chronological age, but are still young at heart. They say they like the wide variety of music on my show; tunes bring back memories for some, and give others a taste of something new and different. I've learned a lot from them, too, by playing their requests and hearing their stories. Mostly I'm honored that they let me into their cars and homes to keep them company."