Meanwhile. . .
Listening to Norah Jones perform "Don't Know Why" live on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz on WBEZ. Because I am a flake, I hadn't realized who she was for most of the interview/performance. Heard the name, but didn't connect it with anything. I just wondered who the child was.
Everyone sounds like a child compared to Marian McPartland. She's like Studs Terkel that way.
And this is the first I'd heard of Studs' web site. Like I said, flake.
This is from the section/book Race:
For this book Terkel interviewed a cross-section of Americans about their views on race. Though many interviews center in Chicago, people discuss experiences growing up in various locations, their migration experiences from the southern United States, and how they understood racial changes at different points in their lives. Terkel chose to interview people who regularly cross racial lines through their work such as physicians, nurses, and social workers; and those who have to lead others in their thinking such as teachers and preachers. He questioned activists in both national civil rights movements and grass roots assistance organizations. He interviewed students in integrated schools, welfare recipients, and homeowners who watched their neighborhoods change. He frequently inquires if their experience is based on issues of class or issues of race.
Emphasis added, natch.
I'd mention how that last point is crucial in discussing Affirmative Action, but meh. Politics.
Check out the Piano Jazz listing at PublicRadioFan to find out when the show is on in your area, or to stream it from elsewhere. You know the drill.