Saturday, June 18, 2016
Quite a Radio-a-Thon!
Thanks to Nkechi Taifa of the Open Society Foundations, I was in-studio as part of a radiothon about clemency and criminal justice. Though I love radio (and succeeded IPLawGuy as station manager of WCWM-FM back in the day), I don't think I have ever been a part of an event quite like this.
For six hours, we sat in the studio and took calls from remarkable people: Judge Mark Bennett, Rachel Barkow, Koch Industries General Counsel Mark Holden, Congressman John Conyers, MC Hammer, Amy Povah, Keith Sweat, and many others.
Towards the end, DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton came in and sat across the table from me. It was an extraordinary discussion; one of those times you feel you are in the presence of history.
I'm sure there will be a podcast; I will let you know when we have a link.
Earlier in the day, too, I had an interview with NPR's Carrie Johnson, who is one of my favorite journalists on the national scene. That should air Tuesday during Morning Edition.
How lucky am I?