My apologies for not posting often on this blog, but it's been a bit of a crazy time. I have now started "flying solo" at KPCC. It's a lot of fun, but definitely the sort of job where you must be on your proverbial toes at ALL time. if you haven't had a chance to listen - do tune in to 89.3 FM KPCC.
I've also been kept busy doing research on a story about the Muslim community and the FBI for NPR. Years ago, shortly after 9/11, many Muslim groups in California were excited about partnering with the FBI to show that they were committed to fighting terrorism. There have been a lot of twists and turns since then... and now a serious rift stands between the two.
And on a sad note... I learned tonight that Barbara Birdfeather recently passed away. For those who didn't grow up listening to the radio in LA, she was a pioneering female disc jockey. She used to be on KPFK and KPPC back in the 1970s. I can only imagine how tough it was being a woman in the music world in LA at that time.... Barbara was 69. She died on Sunday... which just so happened to be a day I was reminiscing about her with my buddy Bruce Duff.
Rest in peace Barbara!