Friday, September 15, 2006

Surfers who are still against malaria

SurfAid founder Dave Jenkins walks with a child in Katiet, Mentawais

My story about SurfAid, the organization that's trying to help people on the Mentawai Islands improve their health, is finally done. It should be on "Only a Game" this weekend. You can check their website for stations, but some possibly relevant ones include:

WILL Urbana, IL 580 AM Saturday noon-1
WFYI Indianapolis Saturday 7 am
WBUR Boston Saturday 7 am
WFSS Fayetteville, NC 91.9FM Sat 7 - 8am
WZNB New Bern, NC 88.5FM Sat 7 - 8am, Sun 3:30 - 4:30am
NHPR Concord, NH Saturday 7 am
WUKY Lexington, KY Saturday 7 am

They'll also post it on their website after it airs.

I feel an almost overwhelming compulsion to say bad things about the story, because:

a. I feel self-conscious for hyping it on the blog and
b. I never like my stories but
c. it's tiresome to criticize your own stuff so I won't.

There. I said it. Sort of.

1 comment:

walsh said...

what in the hell would you say bad about that story, trish?

don't answer that. i don't want to hear it.

it's a great story with good reporting, great sound and fantastic writing. you're compassionate enough to capture the real splendor of the moment when the kid runs out of the house, full of piss and vinegar, but you're professional enough to point out that -- while doing good -- the surf industry also understands that this is an "opportunity to boost its image."

i've said it before, and i'll say it again: if i could be one person in this world, i'd be steve martin. but if i wasn't allowed to be steve martin, i'd choose to be you, hands-down.