Thursday, February 01, 2007

Some Days Just Suck

February 1, 2007

Some days just suck. We've had some really wonderful programs lately - Parker Palmer on Thomas Merton's birthday yesterday was one of them; discovering Satish Kumar last week, the man who walked from Delhi to Washington D.C., was another. I had great expectations heading into today's program with Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and the first environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize for putting Kenya's rural women to work planting trees. The more I read about her the more impressed I was. Carmen and I have been chasing this woman unsuccessfully for years and then, suddenly, she lands. But on a cell phone! The connection was awful. The publicist had promised she'd be on a land line. She wasn't. She couldn't even be located at first. Then, whack, that lousy phone. Two things can ruin a radio program: a bad guest and a bad phone. And then, to top things off, she had to cut out early. Sorry folks. We'll try harder next time. And for those of you who hung in there, thanks. The good thing about live radio is that when it flops, there's always tomorrow. Let's see what "California's Second Gold Rush" - brings.

Jean

1 comment:

Maralene said...

Hi Jean...

You are right some days do suck...however, despite the glitch, what I heard was interesting and certainly gave me some insight into another culture as women plant their feet firmly into the ground to make a difference...just like you are making a difference with here...