Some of you may have noticed that Other Ellen has been carrying extra weight around here lately. I've been travelling (and still am), and I've also been working on a new project: a short weekly segment for NPR station WJFF.
WJFF operates out of Jeffersonville, NY, in the Catskills. It has the distinction of being the only hydroelectrically powered radio station in the country, and it's close to my house in Shohola, PA.
My segment is called The Plant Fanatic, and it's part of the Farm & Country show, which airs every Saturday morning at 7:30. If you're in the neighborhood, you can tune in at 90.5 FM. It's also available on Time Warner Cable Digital Channel 541 or streaming online from the WJFF website. You can listen anytime by going to the station's archives and downloading an episode or signing up for a podcast. I'd love to be able to post my pieces here, but Blogger doesn't allow posting of mp3s. Why, Blogger, why?
The Plant Fanatic is just a small portion of this 30 minutes show. I get two minutes per show and Oh! My! God! it is REALLY hard to keep it to two minutes. I edit my copy like a maniac, then talk exceedingly fast to fit everything in.
I've been an NPR addict for years, and I'm thrilled to now be a contributor.
(If anyone has a suggestion for how to post mp3s, WITHOUT creating another account somewhere on the cloud or turning the audio into a video, please let me know!)