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Segment 6: "Guess Who”

From: American Public Media
Series: Marketplace Spring 2010 Fundraising Segments
Length: 01:00

Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal speaks generally about the value of public radio. Read the full description.

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This is part of a selection of some of Marketplace’s best stories intended to run any time during the spring fundraising season. We’ve provided you with content that highlights Marketplace’s appeal as a destination program and reinforces general local fundraising themes.

Transcript

Yeah, I work in public radio, but I'm also a listener. And sometimes...it feels like I know the people I hear on the radio personally. So...just to remind ourselves of that connection let's play a little "guess who" with the voices of our radio friends. You ready? Alright, here we go:
SFX: (Nina Totenberg) “On the steps of the Supreme Court today”
You got that one, right? Here’s another one:
SFX: (Garrison Keillor) "Powdermilk Biscuits"
And who's this?
SFX: (Ira Glass) "Our show today in four acts, only three of them pre-soaked in vodka"
Two more:
SFX: (Michele Norris) “The President is expected to make a statement shortly.”
and
SFX: (Carl Kassell) “This is Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me the NPR News Quiz”
Point is, these voices are a big part of our lives and when they ask, we help support our local public radio station. So on behalf of (fast) Nina Totenberg Garrison Keillor Ira Glass M...
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Timing and Cues

IN: “Yeah…I work in public radio”
OUT: “Here’s all you have to do”