Photo: Dane Adams
Yesterday turned into a bit of an unexpected but exciting whirlwind when I received a phone call from Carol Klinger with National Public Radio. Turns out that the NPR folks wanted to do a spot on this winter's invasion of Snowy Owls. They turned first to regular NPR commentator Julie Zickefoose, who in turn put Carol onto me. Thanks for the tipoff, Jules!
I ran down to NPR affiliate WCBE's station near downtown Columbus, and settled in the booth with Alison Holm, whose voice I was intimately familiar with as I'm a longtime NPR listener via WCBE. At 2 pm, All Things Considered host Melissa Block patched through and off we went! This was a thrill for me, as I've listenened to Melissa for years; NPR is my standard radio fare for the work commute.
So off we went into the world of Snowy Owls and this year's invasion. Trying to encapsulate the gist of such a large subject into a few minutes of radio time is a challenge, but we did the best that we could and hopefully it came out alright. Because NPR beams out nationwide, I heard about the spot from friends all over the country, which was cool. My favorite comment came from a dear friend on the east coast, which said in part: "... and you didn't sound at all geeky!". Hmmm...
Anyway, should you wish to listen to Melissa and I discussing owls, CLICK HERE.