Try WFPK from Louisville, KY. Especially Friday and Saturday Nights. This NPR station streams Blues and R&B all night. Another good 3 hour show is Sound Clash on Friday night.
We have a great NPR station in the Triangle area of NC, WUNC. If I had to restrict my listening to one radio station, this would be my choice. However, I must admit that I was laughing so hard that I cried watching the SNL send-up of the NPR food show.
Wait, wait (don't tell me)... I posted this because I thought the article on bike commuting was good - didn't expect such an interesting debate on NPR! For me Morning Edition and morning commute are synonymous - I listen every morning (except during the pledge drives). Other than the occasional "vocal fry" (look that one up) that drives me nuts, I appreciate most programs (can't listen to Keillor either) - Car Talk rules
I'm slow, go around
The problem with e-bikes is they always want to build a super high end crazy design around the electric drive that may not work the way some/most serious riders want it to. These range from U and Y frames to odd folding types. The bottom bracket design that optibike came out with is nice, but they are $$$$ and some of their designs are frankly not appealing. Full suspension for commuting is not even close to ideal.
If e-bikes are to gain adoption, these companies need to stop catering to recreational and "hey look at me" riders and create an affordable road & hybrid commuter line that people want to ride as their car replacement.
I did not even bother looking at an e-bike to replace my cruiser because of all the things listed above. If they can't sell to an eccentric guy like me who both likes quirky and needs practicality, then in a honesty they are doing something wrong. I've even stopped recommending e-bikes. I think they are great for bike rentals in cities etc, but for take-home use, i just don't see it progressing till some fundamental changes are made.
I can't wait for the next pint of good chocolate milk after a long ride.
I like Prairie Home Companion.
For some reason, it still flabbergasts me to think of Alec Baldwin riding a bicycle. I don't know why. After that article, I wonder if he'll still do NPR fundraising bits (other than the "Don't give" ones, that is.)
There's still some great weekend programming on NPR as others have mentioned. Radiolab is awesome. School kids should be given extra credit for listening to an episode and passing a simple quiz on it. This American Life and Wait-Wait Don't Tell Me are great too. Not a big fan of the Splendid Table.
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If you're not riding with a psychedelic gecko on your shirt, you ARE having a substandard experience.
CBC trumps NPR. They have some great programming up here. I used to listen to NPR in the States, but now it seems to be CBC or nothing.