is it just me, or is npr the greatest thing in media? not a hint of punditry, no talking heads, no left-right bickering, just interesting reporting. in the past couple of week i've heard the following: an in depth interview with stephen colbert from the daily show a replay of an interview with studs terkel circa 1991 a discussion on self-determination, relating current struggles for independence to wilsonian-era movements a multi-part story on the foster-care system that was completely devoid of sob stories an interesting bit comparing privatization of social security-type programs in britain and chile with possible american plans and almost as important, i've heard none of the following: repetition of talking points backhanded slights aimed at this political party or that doubting the validity of tsunami damage estimates partisan bickering i wasn't a big listener until i started commuting 45 minutes to work every other day. once i got tired of hearing the new modest mouse album, i turned on the car radio for the first time in years. it's a relief, to put it lightly. news without politics. information without opinionated analysis. listening without anger. thank you, national public radio.