We had our production meeting over coffee at Bridgeport Coffee. Apparently so does Alderman Eddie Burke. He is the one wearing the pin-stripe suit at the table behind us.
We had more important things to discuss than the guy in pin-stripes.
We were getting ready for episode #48 of Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers with our in-studio guest, Amber Smock.
Amber is director of outreach for Access Living, an important Chicago institution that, among many other fine works, advocates for those with disabilities.
We got into issues of policy, language, education, movement building, self-identification and tons more in what is a fast-moving hour.
This was my first solo flight at producing.
Station manager Jamie Trecker described it as “true community radio.”
I think that means that on listening to the replay I counted at least half a dozen production mistakes.
Jamie probably counted more.
I will get better at it.
Meanwhile, I think Amber’s message game through loud and clear.
That’s what’s important.