GeeGee Rosell talks about new community
reading program in radio interview...WITH AUDIO
Rosell, owner of Buxton Village Books, was the guest on the on the
Radio Hatteras interview show, "To the Point," on Sunday, Feb. 1.
the Point," which is hosted by Island Free Press editor Irene Nolan,
airs on the island's community radio station, FM 101.5 and FM 99.9, at
5 p.m. on the first and third Sunday of each month. It is
repeated on the second and fourth Sunday.
In the interview,
Rossell talks about the new community reading program that she is
sponsoring with Radio Hatteras. The program is called "Hatteras
Anyone can participate in the program, which is
modeled after other community reading programs around the
country. All you have to do is either borrow the current book
from the Hatteras Library or the Fessenden Center in Buxton or purchase
your own copy. You read the book and submit questions for the author to
Rosell. Rosell interviews the author, and the interview is broadcast
live for all readers to hear on Radio Hatteras.
The first book
in the program this winter is Nathaniel Philbrick's "In the Heart of
the Sea," a non-fiction sea story that inspired Herman Melville to
write "Moby Dick."
In this book, the award-winning author
tells the story of the whale ship Essex, which left Nantucket in 1819
for the South Pacific with 20 crew members aboard. In the middle of the
South Pacific, the ship was rammed and sunk by an angry sperm whale.
The crew drifted for more than 90 days in three tiny whaleboats,
succumbing to weather, hunger, disease, and ultimately turning to
drastic measures in the fight for survival.
little-known documents, including a long-lost account written by the
ship’s cabin boy and penetrating details about whaling and the
Nantucket community, to reveal the chilling events surrounding this
epic maritime disaster.
Rosell said that 400 to 500 Hatteras islanders are participating in the program's inaugural outing.
needs questions sent to her by Feb. 5 for her interview with Philbrick,
which will be broadcast in late February. The date will be
announced on the Radio Hatteras and Buxton Village Books Facebook pages.
If you haven't started reading yet, it's not too late to participate and to listen to the interview.
will be two more community reading programs this year -- one in the
summer and one in the fall. Rosell has not chosen those books yet, and
is interested in your suggestions.
Also in the interview, Rosell
talks about local books and which are the most popular and the reading
habits of islanders and visitors and how they have changed in the 30
years since she opened Buxton Village Books.
For questions about Hatteras Island Reads, contact Rosell at 252-995-5323 or e-mail her at [email protected].
listen to an audio of the interview, scroll down to the "To the Point"
logo -- an aerial photo of Cape Point -- and click on it.
MORE ABOUT 'TO THE POINT
the show, IFP editor Irene Nolan will be interviewing newsmakers about
the events and issues that affect all of us who live on Hatteras Island
and those of us who love to visit here.
"You can expect to
hear from folks who are making the news, those who are decision-makers,
and some who are just plain interesting to talk to about the island and
its past, present, and future," she says.
Because the station's
all-volunteer staff and small budget are stretched tight, the show is
pre-recorded. At this point, listeners cannot call in
the station can be received only on Hatteras Island, though the board
of directors of the community, non-profit hopes that funds can be
raised soon for online streaming of the programming.
the audio will be posted the week after the interview so Island Free
Press readers who missed the show or who do not live on Hatteras can
You can let Nolan know about folks you would like her to interview and
suggest questions to ask. Send your ideas to [email protected].
Radio Hatteras is our community, non-profit radio station and depends
on grants, memberships, and underwriting.
broadcasts around the clock with news -- including such things as
surfing and fishing reports -- community announcements, music, and
Our community radio station also needs your
support, and you can give that by purchasing a membership or by
underwriting the station if you are a business or another community
Radio Hatteras memberships are $50 for a family, $25
for an individual and $10 for a student. Mail memberships and other
contributions to Radio Hatteras, P.O. Box 339, Frisco, NC 27936.
E-mail [email protected] or call
(252) 995-6000 for information about underwriting opportunities.
You can read more about Radio Hatteras and its music and programs on
its Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/radiohatteras.
The new Radio Hatteras website is http://www.radiohatteras.org.
There’s information on memberships, underwriting, and programming,
among other things.
Radio Hatteras wants to publicize community events. You can
send them at least two weeks in advance to [email protected].
If you have a special request for a song, you can e-mail it to [email protected].
If you have news, you can send it to [email protected].