In this week’s WPRB News and Culture, Ellis hosts News Today, with an in depth update on meteorites by Ellie. Also, the members of Ellipsis Slam Poetry (@EllipsisSlam) chat with hosts J.M. Colon and Joanie and perform some of their amazing poetry in the latest episode of Fireside Poetry.
I’m Ellie, one of the new staff members introduced and interviewed on the last show (Feb. 17th).
Last week’s show was my first-ever radio show. Not my first radio experience (I’m a radio junkie, let’s be honest), but my first-time behind the scenes. It was so much fun. After tiptoeing into the studio, praying I wasn’t making a noise that would be noticed on-air, I was somewhat intimidated by the towers of audio equipment on either side of the ominously blinking soundboard. After listening to Alex and Rich host like pros, however, I was able to settle in to my chair.
You can’t see it, but some great faces get pulled in the studio. We were all learning, so I’m sure there will be fewer funky-expression moments in the future. Our co-director and radio veteran extraordinaire, Jackie, even convinced me to read a PSA. I had my doubts, but after the first heart-stopping moment of being up against the mic, it was far more exhilarating than I had imagined. To cap it all off, Vince Presti’s off-the-cuff analysis of Downton Abbey’s season finale had everyone in the studio pretty much floored. What impressive improv skills. I hope he comes up with something like it next week. At any rate, it was a fitting end to a great show.
It was an exciting first show, and I can’t wait for it to happen again next week. I’m thrilled to be part of WPRB for this semester, and I hope that you’ll tune in as many weeks as you can find the time. The co-directors have put together a great line-up of stories and other material, and it promises to be a great Spring (that’s coming again soon, right?). Until next Monday.
This week, our newestWPRB News &Culturestaff introduce themselves on air for the first time. One of those newbies, Rachna Vyas, hosts News Today. We’ll also hear from Ben Taub about his adventures in Tahrir Square during the Monday Evenings with the Nass segment! Read the full article, “Two Days in Tahrir” right here.
On November 17, 2012, Princeton celebrated its victory over both Harvard and Yale football with a monumental bonfire. It was a special moment for Princeton students, best captured by Ana Istrate’s story below:
After a brief hiatus owing to Winter Break and finals, WPRB News & Culture is back and better than ever before! We’re happy to announce that we’ve extended our programming block to a full hour, meaning that every Monday night you’ll be treated to an unprecedented blend of top-knotch reporting, cultural programming, student debate, interviews, and more!
Keep an eye out for these hot new shows every Monday from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM:
Hot Air– A debate show in which Princeton students face off to discuss the issues of our time.
Fireside Poetry — A poetry discussion show in which the host, often with the help of a guest poet, will talk about a single poet’s work in a casual setting.
Monday Evenings with the Nass– A series of interviews with the staff of the Nassau Weekly, an alternative newspaper on campus, where they fill us in on what they’ve been working on.
News Today – Reporting and commentary on the local, national, and international stories of the week.
This week, Ana Istrate interviews the Nass about a student-produced play, Michelle Obama, and more on Monday Evenings with the Nass: