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FBLA’s Q&A With NPR’s Guy Raz

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This weekend NPR’s All Things Considered goes bi-coastal and is coming to LA. We hear they’ll be a cameo from Jonathon Gold (swoon) and who cares who else. Native Angeleno, host Guy Raz was nice enough to give us a second of his hectic non-profit news time:

FBLA: Does being from the capitol of the car and the one city who will always need its radio give you a perspective on working for NPR?

GR:Me? As a native Angeleno? Yes! In fact, we in public radio are all in deep @#$! if people STOP driving. We need traffic jams and cars on the road to keep public radio alive! Seriously, though, I left the LA area when I was 17 and I come back two or three times a year to see my family. I am amazed at how patient and accepting folks are about traffic. People talk about the traffic here like they talk about the weather elsewhere. And traffic jams seem to be a phenomenon rather than a proscribed, predictable event. For example, I drove to downtown at 10:30 AM the other day. My dad asked me “how was the traffic?” In DC, you can be pretty certain that at 10:30 AM, the traffic on the beltway will be pretty light. That said, that time in the car creates an intimate space where you can really LISTEN to radio. When I’m in Washington, I don’t drive. In fact, we don’t own a car. My SUV is my son’s Bugaboo stroller that manages to hold all of our groceries in the handy basket underneath. It also means that when I listen to the radio, it’s when I’m doing other things like cooking dinner or getting ready for work or trying to prevent my son from climbing the stairs. So one of the nice things about SoCal and radio is that you really have a chance to listen properly.

FBLA:Any plans to move back to LA do a spin off of Market Place called Kai and Guy?

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After Months Of Guest Hosting, Guy Raz Takes Over “All Things Considered” This Weekend

raz.pngPublic radio network NPR has officially appointed its former defense correspondent Guy Raz weekend host of afternoon news show “All Things Considered.” After serving as guest host on the program for months, Raz will step into his new position officially this weekend.

“The news doesn’t end on Friday,” Raz said. “It continues through the weekend. We’ll cover it, but we’re also a place where you’ll hear new voices, interesting music and compelling personal stories.”

The Saturday and Sunday versions of the one-hour show draw 2.2 million listeners, NPR said.

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