Wafting Over the Airwaves
Posted on January 16, 2014 by vnarula
Happy 2014! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season and your year is off to a great start.
Jack Frost must be proud of himself. The year’s barely started and he’s already showing off, getting all the attention with record-breaking temperatures and snowfall that’s made even the most fashion-conscious people bundle up, wear snow pants and waddle around like penguins. On the other hand, I snubbed my nose at Mr. Frost and decided to ditch the penguin pants for a pair of lederhosen.
At least it felt like I did. The hills recently were alive with the sound of music. Okay, Julie Andrews wasn’t with me and I wasn’t near any hills, but there was music and conversation in the air, and I was definitely alive.
Neighborhood Forest had a show on KFAI that was filled with the sound of tree-themed music, including a song called Breathing Trees from Minnesota native singer/songwriter Barbara McAfee, and chats with special guests from Lake Harriet School and Seward Community Co-op who talked about their participation in our program.
My brother and founder of Neighborhood Forest, Vikas Narula, spoke about the organization’s past, its vision for the future and the bed-ridden epiphany that made him put trees and children together 4 years ago. No yodeling was involved.
If you missed it you get a second chance to hear it again, even the bloopers — the sound of a disconnected phone, my song segue into a sudden station announcement and other unexpected laughs the whole family will enjoy.
Click on the link below to go to the KFAI website. If you like it, feel free to share. It’s online for a few weeks.
Vivek Narula is the Director of Neighborhood Forest (@treesforkids) – an organization that gives free trees to school children every Earth Day.