As many of you know, I have been participating with Cathy Wurzer on Minnesota Public Radio in discussions of trying to balance life and death with ALS. For some reason, I have never linked my blog to these stories. It was a real oversight, because there are things that can be said through the medium of radio that are very difficult to write (and vice versa). So I am going to rectify that oversight right now and embed a link to the 17 stories that Cathy has run since December 2011. I believe that you would have to agree that for a media person to stick with a story as it progresses in such a sensitive and truthful way is quite rare. Cathy is that rare journalist who understands the need sometimes to set aside so-called objectivity and to really seek out the meaning in a story. It has been a privilege to work with her, and I want to share her work with you. Below is a link to most of the stories.
Last month, Cathy introduced me to Alison Young, host of one of the classical programs on KSJN, the local MPR classical affiliate. She does a program called “Music with Minnesotans.” To make a long story short, Alison came out to interview me and asked me for a playlist. The link to that program is below. Once again, I am awed by the sensitivity and depth of her interview skills and the discussion that we had. It was wonderful to speak music with someone who had such a deep knowledge of the topic, yet understood how music allows me to stay and a healing place. You will discover the reason why if you listen to her program.
I hope you enjoy the programs.