10/6/11: The Genius of Jad Abumrad
Radiolab co-host Jad Abumrad is a genius. People in the radio business have known that for years. But last month he was certified when the MacArthur Foundation awarded him a "genius grant" for "bringing a distinct new aesthetic" to broadcast journalism by melding music and storytelling into a singular audio experience. Jad thinks public radio should be more chaotic, more joyous and more lifelike. On Thursday, Doug's talking with Jad to find out what goes on inside the mind of a radio genius.
- Listen to Jad's inspiring key note address at last months's Public Radio Programming Conference.
- Read Ira Glass' appreciation of Radiolab.
- Nieman Journalism Lab has a really great interview-ish article about Jad.