Psychologist Shirley Glass (Ira Glass’s mom!) talks about marriage and infidelity in the Baltimore Sun.

Read the advance hype for Naked in Baghdad, in which NPR’s Anne Garrels details her experiences covering the war in Iraq.

Trustees at Isothermal Community College in Spindale, N.C., meet tonight to decide the future of WNCW-FM, which belongs to the school. A sale is unlikely, but the board wants to spend less on the station, reports the Ashville Citizen-Times.

Today’s Doonesbury digs on NPR.

Officials at WETA in Washington, D.C., have resigned themselves to the prospect of day laborers–mostly Latino men–gathering at a new pavilion near their offices, reports the Washington Post.

A Dayton Daily News report revisits a year-long dispute between WYSO-FM in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and disgruntled listeners who protest the station’s decision to end locally produced jazz and folk programs.

Two Stanford profs have started Philosophy Talk, a public radio show concerned more with timeless conundrums than with car repair.

Geov Parrish writes that MITRE’s recent report on low-power FM may mark a welcome swing toward localized broadcasting. “The damage that LPFM would supposedly cause to broadcasters simply didn’t exist, and the case for re-instating the original proposal is overwhelming,” he writes for AlterNet. (Coverage in Current.)

“Their shows are making money, that’s why I air them over and over again,” says a Maryland Public TV pledge producer, referring to pledge programs produced by Long Island station WLIW. Newsday examines the growth of WLIW’s pledge production business.

BE Radio gives an engineer’s view of NPR’s West Coast production facility.

KUOW-FM in Seattle is paying tribute to Cynthia Doyon, a swing jazz host for the station who committed suicide earlier this week. The Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer ran obituaries.

“Because public radio is a resource for us as citizens, it makes sense to have our participation,” says Jay Allison of Transom, his watering hole for independent producers, in the New York Times.

The University of Massachusetts in Lowell has upset students and community activists by giving 25 hours a week of its FM station’s airtime to a local newspaper, according to the Boston Phoenix. [More coverage in the Lowell Sun and the Boston Globe.]

Newsweek previews David Isay’s latest project, StoryCorps.

KCTS cut 30 jobs in layoffs that targeted production staff, report the Seattle Weekly and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

The Las Vegas Mercury previews changes at the city’s KNPR, which begins operating a second FM signal this fall.

Tyne Daly and Ruby Dee star in a staged reading of John Hersey’s Hiroshima, airing today on Pacifica stations. [More coverage in the New York Daily News.]

Chicago’s WBEZ-FM is studying ways to acquire a second frequency in the city, reports the Sun-Times.

Public radio engineers say that iBiquity Digital Corp. has improved its digital audio codec, reports BE Radio. Meanwhile, WGUC-FM in Cincinnati has gone digital.

KPCC-FM in Los Angeles and K-Mozart, a local commercial classical station, will promote each other on their airwaves, reports the Los Angeles Times.