This episode was recorded on August 21, 2017, on WPRK FM. Listen to the whole conversation in the player above, or click on the links below to go to a specific segment of the show!
With two hours per interview, I have the luxury of asking guests a lot of questions, going on tangents, and (unfortunately for the listener) trying out some of my material.
Amy Green, environmental reporter for WMFE, went from print to radio and lost that luxury. She traded soliloquies for seconds, so her stories are succinct, to the point, and focused. Luckily for central Florida, she’s an excellent steward of that time, cutting to the chase and getting the listening audience what it needs.
Not satisfied with challenging herself to go short form, she’s also working on her first book, inspired by her work reporting on the Everglades. Which, as I learned, is in Florida. Here’s an excerpt:
Some other things we covered:
- Exploration is at the heart of journalism.
- Embrace driverless car technology so we can listen to the radio more effectively.
- I need so much more practice at analogies.
- Henrietta Lacks.
- Writer’s block and overcoming the blank page.
- Bad Business Ideas, including high-speed farming.
- Experiencing music through our kids.