additional commentary by
November 5, 2012
Original URL: http://tal.fm/478
On Saturday; November 4, 2012, just before the general election, my name was mentioned positively on the popular public radio program This American Life. The episode is officially dated Thursday, November 1, 2012— which was the day Chicago Public Radio officially published it— but it was aired the next Saturday. Our local affiliate New Hampshire Public Radio fell victim to a technical error, and aired a rerun of an earlier episode at 1 p.m., but they pre-empted another show at 4 p.m. to run this new episode.
The reporter Sarah Koenig interviewed me for an hour
or so as Hurricane Sandy bore down on the East Coast, mostly
about the Petitions
& Redress Committee. I think she had been talking
to others and didn't know if she was getting the whole
story, so she called me at
the last moment to get another viewpoint. I ended up
being the source for a few key facts. I am mentioned
about 46 minutes into the 60-minute episode.
Petitioner and State Senate candidate Josh Youssef was for whatever reason referred to here only as "this man."
The July 2012 "EBT Card" controversy (Annmarie Timmins, the Concord Monitor reporter who was excluded from Speaker O'Brien's press conference, is an old friend of Sarah Koenig's.)