Friday, December 05, 2008

Andrew Salas on NPR

Andrew Salas was in Washington, DC this week meeting with media about the proposed Mariana Trench Marine National Monument. The first story came out today. Living on Earth plays on NPR all over the United States and the world. Here is a snippet:
GELLERMAN: Mr. Salas, what was this place like when you were young?

SALAS: Ah, it was beautiful. And that's why we – you know, Beach Road is our main road, our primary road when I was growing up. And when the fish would come into the lagoon, our blue water became really dark. And every islander that was passing by, whether driving, bicycling or walking, all they had to do was come up to the beach and they get a coffee can full of whatever fish was in the lagoon. But now you gotta go miles to fish. And we're hoping that President Bush takes the time to make a bold move to declare it a marine monument so that the people of the commonwealth can have a place where young people can remember, like I remember, thirty years ago, forty years ago, about the beauty of our lagoon on Beach Road.
Click on this link to listen to (or read) the rest of the interview.


Lil' Hammerhead said...

One of my favorite NPR programs. Good job! Of course you won't hear one single peep from our inept "leaders" on the amount of publicity the Monument idea has generated.. well, because.. they're inept. The fact is, it has generated more publicity worldwide than the MVA could possibly pay for over a ten year period (or more). Instead of using this, of capitalizing on this.. we have our bunch of buffoons up on the hill sitting on their hands or working against it. Idiots of the nth degree.

Jeff said...

Great job Andrew. I met him at the education debate for senate we did, and thought he did well. Plus he's got a good restaurant.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

I didn't know Andew too well before this Monument issue. I've seen him in action now. He'll get my support and my vote for every race he runs in in the future.