Went to Phoenix for the first time last week, for the annual Public Radio Program Directors conference, also a first for me. The weather was luckily cloudy, but I got the dry heat thing. It’s their way of saying, “It doesn’t feel as hot as Washington.” (Power to the swamp people.) There were all kinds of interesting people at the conference, including some with cool projects and some with cool owls. I spent less than 48 hours in the city but would like to come back sometime for more food.