Corinna Nicolaou

An academic overachiever since failing the fifth grade, Corinna Nicolaou is a former policy writer for the U.S. Congress. After the humiliation of being held back in school, she went on to graduate Phi Beta Kappa from U.C. Berkeley and earn two Master’s Degrees—all in an effort to prove to herself that she could do it.

Growing up, she experienced a myriad of life situations: a girlhood living with her single mom in Austin and Dallas; teen years in the wilds of Los Angeles reunited with her father; and, finally, a determined young woman trying to make it on her own in Washington, D.C.

In 2005, Corinna did a scary thing: she got married, left her big job in the city, and moved to a small town in the Pacific Northwest. She hopes her stories will encourage listeners to reflect on the beauty of their own life adventures.

Her writing has appeared in the Washington Post, Texas Observer, and Narrative Magazine among other publications, and can be heard on All Things Considered on Northwest Public Radio.

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Corinna Nicolaou
12:18 pm
Thu August 11, 2011

Mt. Rushmore Nose Job: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicoloau
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Bad plastic surgery... Michael Jackson, Kenny Rogers, Mt. Rushmore? Commentator Corinna Nicolaou shares her up close visit at Mt. Rushmore and is taken aback by concrete and nose jobs.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
11:19 am
Fri June 10, 2011

Inevitable Slime: Corinna Nicoloau

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

As a kid, did you dream about what your life would be like as a grown up? Maybe you were going to be a baseball player or you dreamt of wearing high heeled shoes? Commentator Corinna Nicolaou dreamed of fresh vacuum lines and paid bills.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
10:39 am
Wed April 27, 2011

I Pet Squirrel: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

As a young girl, commentator Corinna Nicolaou's silent dream was to have a relationship with animals like Snow White. She gets her wish, and a rabies shot too.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
8:57 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Date with Dad: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Corinna recalls the excitement of being a little girl on a date with her dad, and how, through the eyes of a seven-year-old, she understood  why they ended.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
8:55 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Corinna's Laundry: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

What does laundry have to do with feminism? Corinna's grandmother says even feminists have to do laundry.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
8:31 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Gifts And Letting Go: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Have you ever struggled with finding the perfect gift for that special someone? For NWPR commentator Corinna Nicolaou one gift offered a lesson in letting go.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
7:50 am
Tue April 19, 2011

Break In Case Of Emergency: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Did you have a fascination with fire stations as a child? The red trucks...and the fireman themselves? For Northwest commentaor Corinna Nicolaou, the fascination was also a desire to connect with her father.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

Corinna Nicolaou
7:03 am
Tue April 19, 2011

New Year's Clutter: Corinna Nicolaou

NWPR Commentator Corinna Nicolaou
Corinna Nicolaou Northwest Public Radio

Many people have a New Year's resolution to de-clutter their lives. That's not the case for Northwest Public Radio commentator Corinna Nicolaou. Custom shelves were needed to store her husband's things from childhood.

You can read more of Corinna's commentary at her blog

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