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In the Loop: June 26, 2009 Archive

Elegy for Michael, one fan's poem

Posted at 12:30 PM on June 26, 2009 by Sanden Totten (0 Comments)

(Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
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Aaron Belz can still remember when Thriller came out, can summon up the songs in his head "like lightning". Like for a lot of us, Michael Jackson defined an era for Aaron. Within 10 minutes of hearing the news of Jackson's passing, Belz penned this poem.


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Debut of the ITL "Listener Cold Call"

Posted at 3:14 PM on June 26, 2009 by Jeff Horwich (0 Comments)

OK, an experiment:

When we gathered with listeners a while back, one of the ideas they pitched was that we essentially "cold call" listeners to talk about what's in the news. (It hearkens back to our live-audience days, when anyone could join in the conversation about the ideas and trends we were covering. Lots of folks miss that dynamic, and I do too.)

Hmmm. Worth a shot.

Our first guinea pig was Colin Ernst. On the agenda: Health care reform & Iran.

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