Plus a funny story by Len Gillis from his early days as a reporter, whom he called “The Pilot and the Tights”.

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Len Gillis tells a funny story from his early days as a reporter, whom he called “The Pilot and the Tights”.

Community editor Mark Gentili brings you a column on the podcasts he loves.

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And if you missed it, this is what happened last week:

Congratulations to Anna J., winner of a $ 50 gift card from Smith’s Market + wrote a humor column by Matt Durnan about how his personal taste in hip hop made him realize that he is not the young man he once was.