I am not a morning person for the most part but somehow Trent Loos of the Midwest radio show known as Rural Route convinced me to answer my phone at 6:40 Pacific time this morning to talk with him about GMOs.
Lucky for me I have a kind husband who arose just a little earlier than he normally does so he could get the coffee brewing.
Mr. Loos had initially told me we’d be taping two ten minute segments that would be aired later on several affiliate stations and also posted as a link on the website. Ok. Sounds like fun.
Funny, I’ve made a television appearance or two in my adulthood, but the only radio show I recall doing was back when I was 26 and playing keyboards and bass in an all-girl pop band. We had a six-week gig at a fisherman’s bar in Petersburg, Alaska called Kito’s Cave – wild place. Everclear was the medicine of choice up there. The band was interviewed by a local radio show host and given that I wasn’t the bandleader, I don’t think I said much if anything in that interview. Fast forward to now. Loos let me prattle on for four segments!
We talked about my change in views from anti-GMO to pro-science and how that came to pass. We talked about various applications of biotechnology and I tried not to sound like a complete idiot. (I studied music in college so I’d sound much more knowledgeable if he’d asked me, say, where the recapitulation section starts in the first movement of Mozart’s Symphony #40 in G-minor or how to spell a Bb half-diminished seventh chord. And he actually did ask me if I could teach him how to fiddle but I indicated that it would be difficult to do over the phone. Chuckle chuckle.)
So yes, I feel a little over-exposed and under-educated when it comes to the topic I currently blog about and I really really wish I’d taken some more science classes in college. But my passion is there and I really do mean well. I have said before in this blog that I am learning as I go, with each new post.
Here is the link to the website and show. It runs for just under an hour. Let me know what you think!