Commentary

Commentary / 16.09.2009

The National Parks episode of "To The Best of Our Knowledge" airs on September 27th! To coincide with the premiere of "The National Parks: America's Best Idea, " TTBOOK a production of Wisconsin Public Radio and Public Radio International, is devoting an hour to stories of our favorite wild and scenic places. The Joy Trip Project is proud to have contributed a segment detailing a brief history of The Buffalo Soldiers, African-American horsemen of the 9th and 10th divisions of the U.S. Cavalry. More than 400 of them...

Commentary, Examiner.com, Triathlon / 11.09.2009

[caption id="attachment_1163" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="First-time Iroman Triathletes Marty Findeisen & Kara Smith"]First-time Iroman Triathletes Marty Findeisen & Kara Smith[/caption] Marty Findeisen and his training partner Kara Smith are enjoying a leisurely pre-race lunch on State Street.  With less than 30 hours to go until race day they polish off their last heavy meal at Frida Mexican Grill. “We’ll be back on Monday for Tequila shots!” says Findesisen to the waiter. These first-time Ironman Triathletes are up from Chicago on Friday to register and ease into last minute preparations before the big race on Sunday. “We’ve been coming up to train pretty regularly,” says Smith, 27. “We’ve got a good idea of what to expect.” Findeisen, 50, says they’ve put in a lot time getting ready. “We’ve done about 20 hours of training a week on top of our regular jobs,” he says. “Plus we’ve got a trainer and a nutritionist. We’ve been pretty smart about it.” Even though this will be their first Iroman Findeisen and Smith have made a lot of good choices in their training. And they can expect to have a good race on Sunday. If this is your first Ironman there are several things you can still do or least keep in mind to assure you enjoy the experience. Read the full story at Examiner.com
Commentary / 07.09.2009

If you’ve been following this blog for a while now you may already know that one of my professional goals is to become a full-time producer in Public Radio. That goal is within my grasp and you can help me get there. I am a candidate for the position of field producer on the new Public Radio program The State of the Re:Union (www.stateofthereunion.com). In each episode this one-hour show takes an in-depth look at the social and political challenges that face the citizens of one community in the...