Radio Free MOMBO!
- Hey there, readers of the East Village Inky and The Big Rumpus! Do you like
to procrastinate? I know I do, that's why I'm dooking around on the internet
instead of dealing with a health insurance nightmare that's far more tangled
than any rat in Inky's byooooooootiful loooooooooong hair. Do you like to
talk on the phone? To strangers? Good. Call the program director of your
local public radio station and ask them politely if they'd air this show
that my pal Nanci Olesen has busted her heiner putting together. If you're
the persuasive type, you might just find yourself on the couch eating bon
bons and nursing that little jabbermouth into silence for a full hour! I
know it's good radio - though my small contribution is as lumpy as a
beginning knitter's homemade Xmas sweater. I recorded my essay at home while
milo nursed and snorted through a soon-to-be-diagnosed ear infection and the
tech man who I'd only just met balanced his microphone on inky's dollhouse.
Anyhoo, this is a nice favor you could do for a hardworking mother who's
trying to bring a bit of levity (over the radio! free!) to the daily
drudgery of her sisters. Gooba Gabba one of us, one of us. Info from nanci
is provided below. Thanks!
From: Nanci Olesen <nanci@...> http://www.mombo.org
Subject: " A MOMBO NEW YEAR: REVELRY AND REFLECTION" ASK YOUR PUBLIC RADIO
STATION TO AIR IT!
"A MOMbo New Year:
Revelry and Reflection". This is a one hour radio special which is
available to all public radio stations in the country, via the Public Radio
International (PRI) satellite.
The program is real maternal radio, complete with Ayun Halliday's son Milo
snoring on her lap (audibly!) as she reads her essay about her Bad Art New
Year's Eve Party. Arlie Hochschild (The Time Bind, The Second Shift) is
interviewed, and there's a special report from the moms of some of the
"FIRST" babies of the New Year. Also the band Triangle Park sings a song I
This kind of radio, the mom kind, doesn't get a whole lot of attention on
public radio these days. I urge you to call your public radio station and
let them know that they have an opportunity to air a holiday special from
The "FEED" (satellite feed) is December 16 at 13:00ET. Any program director
could contact PRI to find out more... and all the info is available from me
directly to, or at www.mombo.org.
CD's of the show are available directly from Nanci for $18.00 (and stations
get them straight from her too)
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