Piece Comment

Review of In Defense of Bad Weather

As I was listening to this piece, our program director came out and said, "There's a snow warning for the panhandle of Oklahoma." Of course, I reacted. Living in Tornado Alley, bad weather is big news around here; occasionally it's the only news. Oklahomans sometime take perverse pride in our bad weather, as if we somehow created it. Guy Hand's piece is funny. He talks about how the media portrays humans as being at war with weather. My favorite line was that LA was a climate on prozac. I'm sure with the recent drenchings, that opinion has changed. Hand's piece is a sound collage of news, music and movie clips. It's entertaining and worth a listen.