26: Father's Day '96

26: Father's Day '96

Jun 14, 1996
Ira's own father Barry Glass co-hosts this special father's day edition of the show.
  • LA writer/performer Sandra Tsing Loh discovers that a local rock band has recorded a song about her own father, wildly misinterpreting who he is. They think he's a free spirit; she believes he's a worried, miserly grump. She invites the band and her father into the studio to discuss it (11 minutes). FamilyFathersMusic

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  • Sherman Alexie's story "Because My Father was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock." (15 minutes)ActivismFathersMusic

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  • Audio artist Jay Allison and writer Dan Robb present an audio montage on the moment Robb's parents divorced. (11 minutes)

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  • Chicago playwright Beau O'Reilly talks about how he reconciled with his estranged father years ago by becoming an alcoholic just like him. (14 minutes)

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Illustration of Mr. Loh by Chris Ware

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