Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The "Environment Expert"

Apparently, not separated at birth

After being promised that i'd get off of copy editing duty and bk into reporting, i'm stuck for another month copy editing.True, there's times when i get an hour or 2 (or 3) to fuck the dog, but this week (being one copy editor short) has been pretty bloody busy. 

i correct grammar all day, and (unlike the other copy editors) offer concise bits of advice like   "You need to do more research" to ensure journalistic integrity.  It's alright, but  I'm worry that too much copy editing will lead to what i call Repetitive Brain Injury. 

So, i offered to help out w/ this one radio show, and I now have the title "environmental expert" for a weekly 10 minute segment.  It's ok, but a bit intense being on live radio and trying to suss out how to time everything. i need to calm down.

Last week we discussed the cadmium spill in the Longjiang River, China's refusal to pay the EU's airflight carbon tax, and global warming and the f'ing cold BJ winter. It was alright. I know the one host wanted to censor out my personal 2cents about the EU tax, but i squeezed it in there:.

"Well after Kyoto, Copenhagen and Durban climate talks, i think the EU knows that multilateral discussions just aren't productive. There's a need for leadership in this. It's like they think they're telling everyone to eat their vegetables whether they like it or not. But the EU isn't a parent, so maybe they have no right to tell people what to do." i added in that last sentence specifically to please my employer. Ha.

This week, i'll talk about how electric cars in China create more pollution than regular cars, how whales legally can't be "enslaved" like people.

Anyhow, that's the exciting news for CRI. Oh, plus a guy asked me to host a music show. And i might be a regular on a game show. 


Reebs said...

I can't believe you went to China to be a teacher and instead became a game show host.

statusq said...

i'm not holding my breath on the game show. We shot 2 pilots, and in the last edit, i basically come across as a nerd w/ nothing to say. If i were in charge of things, i'd def axe me!