apropos to the previous post, it may be that a great leap, or at least small step has been made in the 'radio valued as an art form' category.
united states artists, a brand new grant-giving organization that impressively and IMPORTANTLY gives monies annually to actual individual artists, announced the recipients of their first ever USA fellows, including two public radio producers. congratulations to dmae roberts and dave isay, who will each receive $50,000 to support their future creative efforts. AND they've been now deemed artists, whether they like it or not. additionally, visual artist nick cave, who builds these amazing sound suits, also received the prize.
this firm and very public recognition of radio as an art form seems a good enough note to end the work day on. it's 10 degrees in chicago.