So there you are on the Mayan Riviera, listening to Dr. Alan Chartok hold forth about scuzzy NY state politics on WAMC? That is some contrast. I stopped contributing to NPR a couple of years ago, and went to doing stuff on the Bob Edwards Show on SiriusXM satellite radio, until the beancounters there canceled the show the other month. You can hear my melodious voice on the weekly podcast right here on this website, and also as the anglofone announcer on radiomozart.net, radiobach, radiochopin, and ABCclassicalpiano. I have sent in a written-in-blood self-criticism to NPR and am waiting to know if the central committee will consider a pardon for my recent defection.