Steve Kuusisto discussed his New York Times op-ed about David Paterson on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. Steve, I like the way you drove home the message about problem-solving skills and “capacious memory.” Right on!
“I imagine the future governor’s information-gathering skills are supple and inexhaustible,” he wrote in the op-ed. “Blind people are invariably creative and resourceful. Obviously we’re good listeners. But what people may not know is that learning to have a keen sense for what others are talking about requires developing an equally sharp curiosity about human beings. When people talk to me, I can’t just listen; I am also compelled to take stock of the person behind the words. This means asking questions that might not occur to people who can see.”