by Jennifer Lynn Robinson

On the evening of July 24th, there was a packed house at Tired Hands Fermentaria in Ardmore, Pennsylvania to hear from Mara Liaason and Rachel Martin from NPR.  The discussion was moderated by Eugene Sonn, the Director of Audio News at WHYY.


I was able to speak to Liaason after the impassioned group discussion. She shared what she considers to be the best part of covering a convention: it’s “real politics” and not everything can be “controlled.” She was sad that she would not really be leaving the Convention Hall all week, as Philly is such a foodie town, and she wished she would be able to eat in some of our fantastic establishments. She mentioned El Rey and Talula’s Garden as some of her personal favorites.

Tired Hands sponsored the event, and the food was remarkably tasty. I ordered the street corn and the chicken tacos. Check them out in Ardmore! They even have a beer named after one of NPR’s hosts. 

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The event was arranged by WHYY