by Karen Helde
I was charmed by a recent NPR story on Senator Dodd’s financial reform bill.
Yes, I just typed “charmed” and “financial reform” in the same sentence. Intrigued? Go ahead and listen. No, don’t read the transcript – you need to listen.
Reporters Adam Davidson and Chana Joffe-Walt must have realized that their topic had the potential to glaze the eyes of even their most dedicated listeners. So Davidson invited his dad, a professional Shakespearean actor, to read excerpts from the bill. The senior Mr. Davidson does a beautiful job of giving both gravity and grace to the language. To his credit, he resists hamming it up (but does sound like he’s having fun).