It’s been a busy few weeks for promotion as I’ve participated in a slew of radio interviews aimed at spreading the rooftop agriculture gospel. EAT UP‘s publisher, New Society Publishers, was kind enough to hire the PR firm Open Book Publicity to represent my book during it’s post-publication infancy. So far I’ve spoken with radio hosts from 10 cities including Philadelphia, Cincinnati, Madison, New York City, Springfield MA, Boston, Albany, Dallas, and Napa. Many of these stations are NPR Affiliates, which means they share programming with the big kahuna: National Public Radio. Swoon.
Let’s get serious for a minute. I love NPR. In a busy world filled with a demanding job, regular speaking engagements, literary obligations, and a dog that requires lengthy walks, I don’t have time to read or watch the news. My daily multitasking routine involves sneaking in NPR whenever possible to obtain, yes, 100% of my news. Whether it’s catching up on Libya while brushing my teeth or learning who won the Oscars while driving to a job site, I live for NPR. In fact, my all-time nerdy dream is to appear as a guest on Fresh Air with Terry Gross or Radio Times with Marty Moss-Cohane.
Needless to say, I’ve been inching closer and closer to this dream with my recent radio spotlights. Will any of the Affiliate stations pass one of my interviews to the mother station? Will I get to speak with one of the NPR matriarchs? As the Affiliates “eat up” the idea of rooftop agriculture, it’s only a matter of time before NPR bites.
Here is a recent interview for your listening pleasure; click here for the full list. What do you think? Is this subject matter suitable for NPR?
– Think on KERA Dallas – June 10, 2013
– The Jefferson Exchange on CA/OR NPR Affiliate Jefferson Public Radio – July 3, 2013