Great stories – keep them coming!   Had no idea the class had such deep reserves of heroism, as well as such excruciating depths of embarrassment.   Here are a few of my favourites:  heroes’ wreathes to Lauren (recorded by Ally) and Austin (recorded by Gibson).

And props to Elizabeth (recorded by Anisha) and Jason (recorded by David) for going public with stories that make you squirm.   We salute you!

For a 7 minute primer on the art of interviewing, have a look at the BBC’s Jeremy Paxman in action. Paxo, as he’s known in the UK, is also known as an attack dog. He once asked Michael Howard, the then home secretary the same question twelve times in a row to try to get a straight answer.   US interviewers tend to be far more deferential, which rarely elicits such fiery exchanges.  (I’m still waiting to hear a US interviewer ask a politician, “You ever think you’re incompentent?”)

Over the next week, don’t forget to listen to Michigan Radio.  And just because we practised mixing with music, it doesn’t mean you necessarily need to use music on your audio project.  Just saying.