It's the end, the end of the 70s; it's the end, the end of the century

Check out these tidbits of twentieth-century American history, all found in that 20th century medium, radio:

  • First, Nina Totenberg interviewed retiring Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens and NPR presented it in two parts yesterday (here and here.)  Listen to him dish on the 1932 World Series, originalism, his working philosophy, Antonin Scalia’s poor history of dire predictions, and the one decision he regrets in his years on the court he served for more than a third of a century.  He’s 90, but he doesn’t sound a day over 65. 
  • Next, don’t miss Dana Ivey’s reading of Grace Paley’s “Six Days: Some Rememberings,” a 17-minute memoir about her sentence to the Women’s House of Detention, a Greenwich Village women’s prison, for protesting the Vietnam War.  It’s the first story on this episode of Selected Shorts, “Humor Me.”
  • Finally, I’ll just let Joey and the boys have the last word on the last century:

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  1. I pretty much fell in love with Grace Paley at a reading of hers where she read (performed?). I’m almost afraid to listen to someone read her work because I hear her voice so clearly when I read it now!

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