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April 11, 2009

“Like Cattle Down A Chute”

Here’s the link to my Pictures of the Week segment on Florida Progressive Radio’s No Days Off. I discussed four photos, Obama shaking hands with the London policeman at 10 Downing Street; the remains of the soldier returning to Dover; and both the Nina Berman and Mario Tama images of last weekend’s Wall Street protest. One thing I’m trying to do with the segment, besides getting more comfortable doing radio, is to cite as many of your comments as I can. The title of this post, by the way, is from a comment I mentioned by reader JayDenver in reaction to Nina’s powerful Wall Street image.

  • jtfromBC

    Michael, I enjoyed your chat but was amused when you referred to the British policeman as an African American.
    ‘In the more inclusive sense, “Black British” is being used to mean “non-white British”. In the more common, restrictive sense it is a synonym for “African British”.’

  • Michael Shaw (The BAG)

    jt, thanks for listening — and for the catch. Did you notice I also said the photo was from “the back end of the trip” when it came right at the front? Radio is so much harder than writing where you need to have everything at the tip of your tongue. Guess it also speaks to how long I’ve been Stateside now since my year in southern Spain, where I was doing next-to-no hyphenating with the word “American” tacked on.

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