This isn't a shorter episode than usual, but there's a bit less music.
Here are the artists you'll hear today (direct download here):
Otis Redding, "Shake"
Rob Costlow, "Goodbyes"
Michelle Hotaling, "Take Me Home"
Two If By Sea, "Million to One"
The first three tracks come from the Podsafe Music Network; the final track comes from the band's CD.
I also talk a bit about the not exactly new controversy regarding Yahoo's sharing of user data with the Chinese government, in light of someone having taken me to task for still using a Yahoo e-mail account.
You can read about the problem here and here, among other places, and the correspondent seemed to imply that Andrew Vachss has called on people to drop Yahoo, but I stand by what I said here: I think good and honest people can disagree on this account. Giving up an e-mail address I've had for a decade would accomplish little and potentially cost me a great deal in terms of connections with people I've known through the years being able to find me at some future point.
Being a good global citizen is important. But being there for my friends and family, and my family of choice, is also important.