294: Image Makers
Aug 5, 2005
Stories of people and institutions who are worried about what the world thinks of them, and who take action...decisive action.
- Kristy Kruger realized in college just how bad her high school education had been. She was always having to pretend she knew what the people around here were talking about when she didn't know. And so she devised a troll-based system for getting through those moments without people thinking she was dumb. (Kristy's a musician in Dallas.) (7 minutes)
- Alex Blumberg tells the story of an audacious act of rebranding done by a group of people who aren't normally thought of as very audacious: public librarians. In Michigan, they've started staging rock concerts in libraries. The band that's been thrown into the experiment— The High Strung—couldn't be more perfect for the job. (23 minutes)