Tiki Talks

« previous episode | next episode »

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

On today's show, Tiki Barber talks about the ups and downs of playing professional football. Then, we'll look at the 40th anniversary of the musical "Hair." And a veteran journalist investigates his own family's dark history. Plus, word maven Patricia T. O'Conner answers your questions on the use and misuse of the English language.


Tiki Barber and Patricia T. O'Conner

Open Phones: NYC's Ugly Buildings

Leonard takes your calls on NYC's ugliest buildings. What do you think is the worst building in New York? What makes it ugly, awful, or dysfunctional?

Tune in to hear more about NYC's worst buildings on September 25, when NY Times Streetscapes columnist Christopher Gray joins us ...

Comments [3]

Tiki Barber Talks

In Tiki, Tiki Barber talks about his childhood, growing up alongside his identical twin brother Ronde with a strong mother and absent father. He recounts his extraordinary football career and surprise retirement at the age of 31. He joins Leonard to speak about his past and the challenges that lie ...

Comments [3]

The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical

The year is 1967 and the Vietnam War is at its height. In New York City, a tribe of hippies rail against the establishment, protesting intolerance, brutality, and the dehumanization of society. This is the story from the famous musical “Hair.” The original production premiered at The Public Theater in ...

Comments [3]

A Veteran Journalist Gets Personal

Mike O’Connor is a veteran journalist: having worked as a reporter for CBS News, the New York Times, and NPR. But he turns his attention inward in Crisis, Pursued by Disaster, Followed Closely by Catastrophe. He decided to write this deeply personal account after uncovering the dark truth about his ...


Patricia T. O’Conner

Word maven Patricia T. O’Conner responds to recent reader mail and answers your questions about the use and misuse of the English language. Call 212-433-9692 or post a question or comment during the show. If your question isn’t answered on air, you can email Patricia directly by going to her ...

Comments [17]

Leave a Comment

Email addresses are required but never displayed.

Get the WNYC Morning Brief in your inbox.
We'll send you our top 5 stories every day, plus breaking news and weather.