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The Scramble Catches Up with Gene Demby and Roger Catlin

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Today is Monday. That's when we do the show on the fly. We call it The Scramble and one of the twists we're trying is the reverse of ordinary public radio guest booking. Usually, we start with a topic and try to find the best possible guests. But, for one segment of The Scramble each week, we pick a guest we want to talk to and then ask him or her what the topic should be. The idea is to pick an interesting person and then find out what's on that person's mind right now. 

One of the guests we've been coveting is Gene Demby, the lead blogger on Code Switch, a relatively new NPR site about race, culture, and identity. We've got him today and he has two very out-of-the-box topics. 

We'll also wrap up The Golden Globes with Roger Catlin and talk to attorney Dan Klau about whether it's really a crime to close down part of the GW Bridge with impure motives. 

Leave your comments at colin@wnpr.org or tweet us @wnprcolin.


  • Gene Demby is the lead blogger for NPR's Code Switch Team.
  • Roger Catlin is a blogger and freelance writer living in Washington, D.C., whose work occasionally appears in The Washington Post and on Salon.com.
  • Dan Klau is an attorney in Hartford.

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