Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Saipan Blogger on ABC

In April I was on NBC. This month I'm on ABC, that's the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

I made a bit of an oops in this interview.

I talk about what else in this interview? The Marianas Trench Marine National Monument.

I was interviewed yesterday and it played on the Pacific Beat program about an hour ago. It will probably play on the local NPR, but I don't know when. Anyone anywhere in the world can listen to the program online.

Click HERE to listen to the interview.

You have to listen to the entire 19 minute podcast before you get to the story on the monument. It is the last story, starting at about 17 minutes.

I'm comfortable with everything I said in the interview, except that I said the trench was 15 thousand miles long. Oopsie. Make that 15 HUNDRED miles. That's 1500, not 15,000. Like I said. Oopsie.

Other than that I am comfortable with the things I said in the interview. Those interviews happen so fast, that it can be easy to get ahead of yourself, slip up, or plain say something wrong, stupid, and moronic.

I feel like I did alright. Am I right?

Part of the interview didn't make it into the final cut. I discussed the expected timeline for drafting a management plan and how it is likely to take place and so on.

I think it is clear in my interview how complicated the issue is. It's not like we drew a circle on a map and said, "Alright, no one can go here."

A longer, less edited version of my interview can be found HERE. It is 3:34 minutes long.


The Saipan Blogger said...

Play the May 19 show.

Winter Park Fords said...

I think that you sound really good, and you did a great job with the delivery. I doubt that most people would catch the 15K comment. Love you, Mom