Way to go Mrs. Joan Kroc! The now-deceased widow of Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald’s Corp., left $200 million to National Public Radio, the largest monetary gift ever made to an American cultural institution. Mrs. Kroc died this last October. Thank heavens someone in this country has their priorities right.
Every time I’m stuck listening to commercial radio and Tom Shane’s weasely voice reminds me I have a friend in the diamond business, I appreciate public radio all the more.
Not NPR, but PRI (Public Radio International) features a program called The World. Today’s show had a bit about a “talking” seal named Hoover. Apparently he was found and raised by fisherman after his mother was killed. He picked up their vocal patterns. It’s pretty uncanny, to hear a seal “talking” with a Maine accent.