February 27, 2010
The Fox Theatre

Detroit, MI

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GK: ...right after a message from your local public radio station.

Every day, millions of Americans tune in public radio. For the music —(CHOPIN) — for news--

SS: It’s All Things Repeated. This is Melissa Block.

TR: And this is Robert Siegel. —

GK: For Car Talk —

TR: Your left front tire makes WHAT kind of sound? A hiss? (TR & FN GUFFAWS.)

GK: — for This American Life —

TR IRA: Respiration — breathing — we take it for granted —breathe in, breathe out — today, stories of men and women who decided to hold their breath and see what happens. What does happen? Do you pass out? Can you die? We’ll find out today. —

SS: This is Terry Gross and this is FRESHHHHH AIR...


GK: Pledge week has been taking place on many of these stations and if you cannot affort a cash contribution (CHICKENS) we are happy to accept livestock (SHEEP) whatever you can afford (COWS) and if you don’t have livestock— (FN CHILD: Where are we going Mom? SS: This is our public radio station, honey. FN CHILD: Oh wow.) your firstborn is welcome.

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