Teonaht on NPR and later on WXXI
|From:||Sally Caves <scaves@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, August 2, 2001, 13:43|
My friends and fellow conlangers:
Well, it looks like National Public Radio may
broadcast my interview with Brenda Trembley
at WXXI. I'm nervous as hell, because I don't
know how they're going to introduce it, or even
if they will do it at all. If they do, it will be
broadcast this coming Sunday, April 5, on
NPR during their "Weekend Edition Sunday"
which runs from 8-10am.
Scheduling is tentative, but if they have the room,
they will put my five minutes of fame right after
William Schortz' segment. As I said, I'm nervous
and excited; this is the first time that my real
name will be publically associated with my private
language. I do know that Brenda got the remarks
of a University of Rochester linguist, and she mixed
in a recording of Tolkien singing one of his songs
in Elvish (A Elbereth Gilthoniel?) I have NO idea
how the announcer on NPR will preface my
section--will he say, "well you never know what
loony things University Professor's will get up to"?
At any rate, I've taken the risk, and we'll see what
the fallout is. (My husband, a radio announcer,
put me up to this!!!!!)
Brenda told me they'll rerun the segment on WXXI
Classical 91.5 here in Rochester and environs on
Wednesday, August 8 at 7:45 in the morning, and
again on Saturday, August 11 at 9:40 am. So,
heh heh heh... I'm triply damned or blessed! I
can't tell which. Time to come out of the closet!
Tune in if you can, and we'll all be surprised together.
I don't even know what part of my half-hour interview
remained in the final mix, and that's nerve-wracking.
I said a lot of nice things about the list.