That’s right, yours truly will be part of today’s blogger’s roundtable on NPR’s News and Notes! As you might imagine, there’s much to discuss – I’m sure that tomorrow’s debate will be among our topics. I’m very much looking forward to watching.
Listen out for me, and forgive me if I sound tired — I was out late last night thanks to Jay-Z and Wyclef Jean’s free Barack Obama Campaign for Change concert! A full recap will come later today – I’ve got a slideshow’s worth of photos, videos a-plenty to upload, and lots of fragmented notes to disseminate and share with you all. But in summary, it was a total blast and I’m so happy I was able to be a part of the movement last night. Yup, I called it a movement. That’s how it felt! (If you can’t wait for my recap, click here for a concert review by my coworker Tim).
Have the happiest Monday possible, bellas and fellas!
** edited at 8:50 p.m. — Here’s a link to today’s NPR News and Notes Blogger’s Roundtable, which they hilariously titled “Hatin’ on Palin” in the newsletter mailed out today. I discussed Sarah Palin, Barack Obama, and the question I’d ask at tomorrow’s debate with Shaun King of Shaun in the City and Eric Brown of the Detroit News.
Just in case you haven’t seen the stunning video we discussed today, click below. The clip is an excerpt of a powerful speech given at Steelworkers convention July 1, by AFL-CIO Secretary Treasurer Richard Trumka. It is riveting, moving, heartfelt stuff.
His passion is so palpable. When he said â€œthere is no evil thatâ€™s inflicted more suffering and more pain than racism,â€ it almost brought tears to my eyes. He said the things that so many people donâ€™t want to say and addressed fears people donâ€™t want to admit to having. I hope lots of people see this clip, and consider what he’s saying. All partisanship aside, he’s touching on a deep, important issue.