Quite possibly the best thing on public radio. The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor is a show that I would sometimes wake up to on my clock radio early in the morning. I haven't heard it in years but, knowing that Garrison Keillor is still out there reading interesting poetry and tidbits about goings on "this day in history" for the literary world, punctuated by his homey nose whistle and deliciously moist 'p's and sharp 's's, makes me feel safe and warm in the cold hard world.
Plus, the fact that this picture of him can be found on his Facebook page.
I know Garrison ~ I hate the necessity of it as well.