Tonight on Ozarks Public TV: My interview on OzarksWatch Video Magazine

Hi everyone,

I meant to mention on today’s first post that tonight is the second showing of my interview on OzarksWatch Video Magazine aired on Ozarks Public Television. The program begins at 9:00 p.m. CST. I’ve just discovered that the talk is now archived so you can watch anytime you like by clicking on this link:

Interview on Ozark Public Television Sunday

Hi everyone,

I hope you are enjoying a good weekend wherever you are and however you are spending it.

As I mentioned, the first of three airings this month of an interview of me on OzarksWatch Video Magazine – A Celebration of People, Places and Traditions will be tomorrow (Sunday) at 2:00 p.m. CST. If you would like to see it but Easter Sunday is not good for you, the interview will be shown again on Thursday, April 15, at 9:00 p.m. CST and Sunday, April 18, at 2:00 p.m. CST.

Here are two links to the station schedule with some information about how to find it.

If you aren’t in the area but would like to watch the program later, here’s where to see my interview as well as previous shows. It may be a while before it’s available but I’ll let you know.

Ozarks Watch Interview

Hi everyone,

Last November I was interviewed as a guest on OzarksWatch Video Magazine in the Ozarks Public Television studios. The result was scheduled to be aired in February but it had to be postponed when the winter storms shut everything down. I’m pleased to say that interview has now been reset to air on three dates in April.

Sunday, April 4, 2:00pm
Thursday, April 15, 9:00pm
Sunday, April 18, 2:00pm

I’ll remind you as the dates approach but pass them along now for those who like to put events on their calendars in advance. I’ll post pertinent information in plenty of time.

I will be on air tomorrow night, unless I’m postponed.

Hi everyone,

The 45-minute interview of me on OzarksWatch, the video magazine that chronicles people in the Ozarks, is scheduled to be aired tomorrow evening at 9:00 p.m. CST and again on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The program was recorded in the studios of Ozark Public Television this past November and I’ve been looking forward to seeing how it turned out. However, the extreme weather in Springfield has interrupted some scheduled programs and mine may be one of them. If it has to be rescheduled, it will be sometime in April. I’ll let you know if we’re on and how to watch the show if you live within the viewing area. If you can’t catch it but would like to, a few weeks after the airing, the recorded show will be available and I’ll post the link. According to the site, “Since 1999 OzarksWatch Video Magazine has documented, shared and preserved many aspects of this rich heritage. Each episode in the series increases viewers’ knowledge and understanding of the richness and complexity of the Ozarks region while promoting a sense of place for residents and serving as an educational resource.” Here’s the site.

Two more things

Hi everyone,

This morning at 11:00 CST I’ll be the guest on OzarksWatch Video Magazine, hosted by Jim Baker, and broadcast on Ozarks Public Television, located in Strong Hall on the campus of Missouri State University. Here’s how the series, which began 21 years ago, is described.
“OzarksWatch Video Magazine is a weekly series that documents, presents and preserves the unique heritage of the Ozarks. The goal of the series is to increase a knowledge and understanding of the richness and complexity of the Ozarks region…Each 30 minute episode focuses on a single topic and features guests who are topic experts and who are often living examples of vital and disappearing Ozarks traditions.” I like everything except the “disappearing” part and plan not to do that for a while yet.

This afternoon at 2:00 CST I’ll join my co-author, Mary Jo Fresch, at the virtual book booth of NCTE at the virtual National Conference for Teachers of English national conference. We’ll be discussing our new title, EMPOWERING STUDENTS’ KNOWLEDGE OF VOCABULARY: LEARNING HOW LANGUAGE WORKS. Like the one I did yesterday with Laura Robb at Corwin’s book booth for GUIDED PRACTICE FOR READING GROWTH, the only way you can join the visit is if you are registered to attend the virtual conference. During this difficult time, we do what we have to do.