Finally, if we are serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, and law enforcement – and fix our broken immigration system. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have acted. I know that members of both parties in the House want to do the same. Independent economists say immigration reform will grow our economy and shrink our deficits by almost $1 trillion in the next two decades. And for good reason: when people come here to fulfill their dreams – to study, invent, and contribute to our culture – they make our country a more attractive place for businesses to locate and create jobs for everyone. So let’s get immigration reform done this year.
Jack Black and Kyle Gass make up the Greatest Band in History: Tenacious D. They started playing together in Kyleâs studio apt on Cochran Ave in Los Angeles. No one could have ever dreamed of where their genius would take them but take them it didâ¦ The band had a variety series on HBO that aired in 1999. Their self-titled album was released in the fall of 2001 with Epic Records and was quickly certified at gold-selling status, and has since been certified platinum. The duo completed their first feature film together, “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny” for New Line Cinema, which was released in November 2006. The album “Rize of the Fenix” followed in 2012. In 2013, Black and Gass founded and hosted Festival Supreme, a music and comedy festival in Santa Monica, CA which featured the likes of Adam Sandler, The Mighty Boosh, Tim & Eric and many â¦ Continue reading
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Watch Nancy Grace debate herself about marijuana legalization. And lose.
I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself in the best way I know—with photos! I’m Molly and I’m Fresh Air’s associate producer for online media. For the last 6 months I was working with Fresh Air on a freelance basis and now I am happy to be a full-time associate producer.
I’m a longtime Fresh Air/public radio listener and enthusiast, thanks to my Chicago roots growing up with WBEZ. As a kid, my mom would say (many times) in the car that, “Terry Gross has the best job in the world.” Now that I’m here, it’s incredible to be a part of the process.
I went to Bryn Mawr (top left) a women’s college outside of Philly. There I studied urban and environmental history and developed a passion for architecture. So that might explain why many of the photo breaks are architectural. Louis Sullivan (designer of gate detail top right) is one of my favorite architects. In fact, my cat Sully is named for the famously cranky guy who coined the phrase “form follows function.”
The Job: I build Fresh Air’s webpages in conjunction with Internet goddesses Nicole Cohen and Beth Novey at NPR in D.C. Though lot of my work is with NPR staff, I’m with the remarkable Fresh Air staff in Philadelphia at WHYY, where the show is produced. One of my favorite things is listening to the chitchat before and after the interview in the live feed from the studio while Terry is recording.
I also run the Twitter, Facebook, and tumblr.
Let’s see… what else? After spending quite a bit of time in Paris I became obsessed with French film noir. If you haven’t seen Rififi, stop everything and watch it now. The cinematography is breathtaking.
Speaking of film—one of my favorite interviews of late is with director Alexander Payne. I especially admire how he peppers comedy throughout rather bleak storylines, as in Nebraska and Election. His films capture real life in a way that is both subtle and piercing. I share a cube with associate producer Heidi Saman (who is also a talented filmmaker) and we gush about his films all the time.
Finally, thank you all for listening to the show and following the blog! Please say hi and tell me a little bit about yourself. I’ll be here and @nprfreshair on Twitter.
(All photos are my own, except for a screenshot of noir Bob le Flambeur and Alexander Payne… I wish, that’s the Huffington Post)
Great introduction, Molly. Thanks for the film suggestion. I’m always looking for something better than the usual hollywood dreck.
A bit about me, a listener
My name is Sean Ramsey. I’m an Attorney in the Northern California Town of Sebastopol. My claim to fame with regard to public radio is that I appeared on the KQED program “Forum with Michael Krazny” in an episode spotlighting Adoptee experiences. It can be found here: http://goo.gl/LWJb1N
Anyhoo, I’m looking forward to the interview with Mr. Phoenix today. That guy is interesting as an actor and a personality, IMHO.