Yesterday I joined the great Frank Stasio on North Carolina Public Radio's The State of Things. It was my first time ever on the radio and it was a fairly terrifying experience, especially since it was live. Stasio's a great host and gently led me through the Q & A, but in the back of my mind, I was trying to obliterate George Carlin's seven dirty words from my vocabulary. I did not want--especially this being pledge week--to be the cause of an enormous FCC fine on our beloved NPR affiliate. Fortunately, my mouth was a clean as a nun's and I made it through without a single "shit" or "fuck" to sully my reputation. You can listen to it at WUNC.