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by Trent Gilliss, senior editor

Making quality public radio and illustrating a guest’s point can be a tricky. Take, for instance, the poem going into the midpoint break of our interview with Sarah Kay. The clip is excerpted from Ms. Kay’s June 2010 performance of “Tshotsholoza” at the Acumen Fund’s *spark! event in New York City.

Which piece of music would you choose to complement Wendell Berry reading his poems?

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Hear Russell talk about the meaning and influence of music in her writing.

Picking actualities and music elements is no small task, and we take it seriously. Here's our approach.

This presidential election feels like it’s moving at gastropod’s pace. As subtle as a leviathan, this large body exerts an irresistable gravitational force on everything around it. We keep talking about it here in the office, but we’re also wondering how much politics we can all handle, and trying to balance relevance against saturation.

We asked for your song recommendations, and you delivered scores of them.

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Just settling on a good program title can spur quite a bit of debate during our editorial sessions, with more considerations than you might expect.

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