I called Doug Bennett, of the show ‘Unspun: An Experiment in Truth-Telling’, of KPNN in Pacifica. This is the same radio network, which hosts the highly regarded Amy Goodman of ‘Democracy Now’ (hour, daily), ‘The Garry Null Show’ (nutrition), and such leaders as Derrick Jensen on deep ecology and sustainability.
I knew to call. Not to book J or G, two leaders I knew well, but to touch base and see what we had in common.
Doug was not only remarkably intelligent, but approachable, very conscious, and when I found out G had already been on his show–as has no less than former CIA analyst and whistleblower, Ray McGovern, Chris Hedges, Paul Ehrlich ( of famed ‘The Population Bomb’ kind), Paul Craig Roberts, Former Editor of the Wall St. Journal and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Under Reagan. You get the idea.
So told him about J, and without hardly the blink of an eye, he said yes, lets do it, would love to. My kind of person. I knew J would say yes but of course called them, set the dates and put the basic agreements in place. We did not want to rush, and Doup spends sometimes twenty hours to prepare, so well set for Sat_30-Jan-2016.
This fits well, since J is also to be interviewed by Relief Analysis on Saturday the 16th, by Nick Burke, and is a good dry run.
Then J goes to New Zealand, and am helping arrange her talk in Auckland, for Sat_13-Feb as well.