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4 – Monday 4 January 2010 : Garrison Keillor

In Listening, wise words on January 4, 2010 by Gabor Tagged:

“The power of face-to-face communication with people you’ve known all of your life is as strong as it ever was; and the winds of Twitter let them blow, and Facebook and Myspace and all; and do what you will and say what you wish to people you will never ever meet; but when it comes right down to it, the people you can count on are the people all around you, so find out who they are and you learn about yourself.”

Driving into work this morning I listened to the podcast of BBC Radio 4’s Excess Baggage programme of Saturday 2 January, in which Sandi Toksvig was in conversation with Garrison Keillor.  A very interesting and indeed charming man, one might say a Midwestern gentleman.  The words that I have quoted caught my ear, and I listened again at lunchtime to make sure that I could report them accurately.

I earnestly recommend you to listen to that broadcast if you can.  It does not seem to be available on BBC iplayer.

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2 Responses to “4 – Monday 4 January 2010 : Garrison Keillor”

  1. Garrison Keillor’s books have kept me amused for years. My favourite has to be ‘Radio Romance’. Highly recommended. He’s a frequent visitor to the Edinburgh Book Festival, yet I’ve still not made it along to see him as the tickets sell out almost instantly.

  2. Couldn’t agree more Gabor. He comes over as such a quietly insightful man.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00phzcr/Excess_Baggage_02_01_2010/ should do the trick for UK listeners.

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