We're gonna go out on a limb here and say that many of our neighbors/readers are fans/avid listeners of public radio. Public Radio, by and large, tends to draw in folks who are creative and intellectually and culturally curious and fond of keeping in touch with the goings-on of the world -- and that, we like to think, has a fair amount of overlap with the culture of East Nashville.
So, all that said, we figure you've also heard about Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass, set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at Ryman Auditorium. At that event -- presented by Nashville's WPLN -- beloved This American Life host and radio pioneer Glass will offer a live look into the makings of that hugely popular series, with a mix of live storytelling, taped snippets and best-of moments spanning the show's near 20-year run. There'll be trademark This American Life tales, plus music, chatting and a healthy share of the funny.
Nearly two million listeners tune in to This American Life weekly; getting an in-the-flesh peek into its creation right here at home isn't too shabby. (That we have a dedicated and active public radio station in WPLN, and a world-class space in the Ryman, probably didn't hurt our chances there.)
With that info unpacked, here's another reason we bring it up: We'd like to send two readers off to Reinventing Radio with plus-ones and our compliments, courtesy of the fine folks at Madstone Productions & Show and Tell in association with the Steven Barclay Agency.
Wanna be there? Enter thusly:
Two winners will be chosen at random. You can enter through Wednesay, Dec. 4, and we'll announce the winners that Thursday,
If you'd like to ensure your attendance, tickets are on sale now.