“I was thinking about how unfair identity theft is…..When someone steals your identity, they only take the good parts. They don’t take the rat trap apartment, the depression and the shitty job.”
If you’ve ever had your identity stolen, you will totally appreciate this true story of redemption by Tristan Jimerson. It’s about 20 minutes long (including an intro and wrap up), but worth every minute.
I came across this by way of a program on my local NPR station (KNPR) and it just solidifies my love of public radio. I don’t watch the news nearly as much as I should and catching news on my way to work every morning on NPR prevents me from being completely ignorant of the world around me (as much as I’d like to be).
I think there’s still this misconception out there that public radio is stuffy and unrelatable, but I’ve found in the past couple of years that it’s anything but. The programming has a really special quality because well, it IS quality. The content is fresh and original and besides news there are lots of other shows that put a funny spin on current events, patch together seemingly common stories and make them into the most intriguing human interest stories, and even a “show for people who love to eat.”
Public radio is important to me not just because it prevents the memorization of any more Bieber songs by giving me an alternative when I need to change the channel, but because it keeps me informed and gives me a legitimate reason to turn my radio on.