I do not use the first day of our fundraising drive as a barometer for how the month will go. I will give an update on Wednesday or Thursday about our progress and will modulate my begging bowl requests as necessary.
I have some good essays scheduled for this month. I also have some good podcast treats as a sweetener as well. One must give the best in order to solicit and encourage donations. This week's podcast conversation partner is Dr. Henry Giroux. 'Nuff said.
It is because of the kind support and good energy of all of you that I finally decided to do some TV appearances and also to say "yes" to other media requests. I know that you all have my back. Your energy keeps me going forward as I am fond of saying.
On Monday, I was a guest on the Carl in the Morning Show. The host is good folks and a stalwart in a radio and broader media terrain that years ago sold out to the American White Right and the empty sports talk radio format.
[My spot is at the 1 hour 31 minute mark. I also should have nailed the opening about Fox News not having a "racial frame". I backed off to see where we went. Trust me. The thought was there.]
Carl in the Morning has featured great guests such as Noam Chomsky and many other intellectually lethal people.
How can I say "no" to being two or so degrees away from such American luminaries?
Carl and I chatted for about 20 or so minutes.
I am learning to appreciate how those folks who do the media circuit have to reiterate their message on a given issue, while also trying to mix it up a bit.
There is nothing new per se for friends of WARN who have heard me speak on the topic of race, the media, Waco, and Baltimore on previous occasions--aren't I one hell of a salesperson?--but I think that once I figure out that we are not rushed, and to just go with my dance partner, there are moments where I mix it up a bit.
Always trying to keep the good friends and boosters of WARN and my other work in the loop, as I navigate our shared journey.
In this fundraising season, I am moved to ask, what do you like about WARN and my other online work, how can I improve, and what is your wishlist for the site and my projects going forward?