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Wow! Pick Up Your Path to be featured at 8:34 a.m. Saturday on local NPR station WFAE

Tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 8) figures to be a slow news day for local NPR affiliate WFAE.

How slow? They’ll feature a short 5-6 minute segment on yours truly and pickupyourpath.com.

The segment is scheduled to air at 8:34 a.m. Eastern.

The sounds - but not the sights - of my litter pick up efforts will be broadcast tomorrow on WFAE.

The sounds – but not the sights – of my litter pick up efforts will be broadcast tomorrow on WFAE.

About six weeks ago, WFAE Saturday morning host and reporter Duncan McFadyen bravely walked my path with me. He and his boom microphone captured the sounds of our 45 minute jaunt (no doubt he edited out some of my milder-than-usual expletives). He even stooped to pick up scraps of trash I missed. (He asked really strong questions but of course, I only thought of really strong answers once he’d left.)

So if you’ve got nothing better to do as you sip coffee and read the paper, tune in to this short little news feature. If you care to, pass along today’s blog to others who might be similarly idle Saturday morning.

If you miss the broadcast (lucky you) you can always atone by calling it up at WFAE.org. Duncan also snapped a few pics to augment his reportage.

About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I was a writer by trade so one would think letters would come easily for me. It is so now, but wasn't always that way. Indeed, the first letter was written the Monday after Ellen started her freshman year in college. For years I've wondered - with no good answers - why I swiveled my office chair toward my computer screen to fire up a word processing document for that first letter. I just don't know. I just did. Perhaps it was the angst of separation or wanting to say things that had gone unsaid at that moment when we parted ways in front of her college dormitory. What was a one-off became habitual. When her brother Reid enrolled in the same college, his name was added to the salutation line. They were kids then and are adults now. No matter. The letter writing habit remains so today. I live in Brevard, North Carolina. I'm well away from where they live and don't see them nearly as often as I'd like. That's why letters, at least to me, fill the void of distance. The pages give me something to say and the space to say it. There is no assurance they read the letters; indeed, I have never asked if they do so. With the pace of their busy lives who could blame them for letting a letter sit unopened? Over time, it has dawned on me that the letters are both communicative - and cathartic. By nature, letters are about the writer; the writer can only write about their situation. Perhaps that is as it should be. It's all about the here and now from one person's perspective.

2 Comments on Wow! Pick Up Your Path to be featured at 8:34 a.m. Saturday on local NPR station WFAE

  1. Bob Furstenau // November 7, 2014 at 2:16 pm // Reply

    cool

    From: Pick Up Your Path! <comment-reply@wordpress.com> Reply-To: Pick Up Your Path! <comment+_h8g5o37vonk36rdgdbk08g@comment.wordpress.com> Date: Friday, November 7, 2014 at 6:57 AM To: Bob Furstenau <Bob.Furstenau@meredith.com> Subject: [New post] Wow! Pick Up Your Path to be featured on local NPR station WFAE

    Dave Bradley posted: “Tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 8) figures to be a slow news day for local NPR affiliate WFAE. How slow? They’ll feature a short 5-6 minute segment on yours truly and pickupyourpath.com. The segment is scheduled to air at either 8:25 a.m. and/or 9:25 a.m. “

  2. John Cleghorn // November 7, 2014 at 6:47 pm // Reply

    How cool is that!

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