Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sonically Speaking

A little bit of what I was up to while in bike heaven: otherwise known as Belgium. I'll get to the bikey stuff later today.

Right now, I have to hop on my own bike...back later with more.

In the meantime, enjoy a little talk with the fine folks at the recently-concluded FilmFestival Ghent 2011. What's the connection? This is a film festival that pays special attention to soundtracks--a natural draw for a radio reporter. Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Latest Field Trip: Cheesy Bike Film Fun

It wasn't until this morning, sifting through the sound I've collected on my last visit to Belgium, that I discovered this: I spent my time among makers: film makers, music makers, bike makers, cheese makers. And of course, I interviewed them.

So why didn't I file in real-time? I blame my iPad. In the interest of trying, really, really trying to pack light--OK, trying to pack lighter --I decided to go iPad only. But given my own tech limitations and those of the iPad, I found it counterproductive. I was spending too much time trying to force workarounds, so decided to wait.

So just know that you'll hear from a range of really interesting people--people who make things that most of us love (is there anyone who doesn't love movies, music, moving or eating?) and you'll hear from them right here very soon.

So hang on, and over the next few days, I'll take you along for the ride.

But today, I'm back on the job at WTOP and that means seeing where the news of the day takes me.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

"Hike it, Bike it, I Like it!" Was your family on a stroll or roll today?

When I was little, every day was Walk to School Day. And I did in fact, like it.

I also was accused of "dawdling" along the way. Guilty as charged. I would stop to pet passing dogs (this was back when folks opened the door and let the dogs run) or jump in a puddle or climb a snowbank. We were allowed to ride our bikes to school too, and that was a treat.

So how about today? Did your family participate in International Walk to School Day ? Send me photos or comments, I'll be happy to highlight how your day went.