There’s a story or anecdote I remember hearing on an American public radio station, probably KUOW, likely pre-2006/7. The narrator was a guy; I remember that he sounded younger and more inner city than other radio people- he didn’t have a stereotypical NPR voice. I think it was from one of the programs that does multiple original pieces, such as This American Life, rather than something like Selected Shorts, but I could be wrong.
The narrator talks about growing up in a poor household, with oranges reserved as a medicinal food. The narrator recounts telling his mother that he’s sick, and her immediately shooting back “You mean, you want an orange.”
Literally, that’s all I remember. Does anyone else remember this?