UPDATE 2: Reader Miranda, notes, in the comments below, that you can hear my expatiation on zonkeys broadcast again at this link; the second Newshour broadcast will start at 4 pm EST (US) and 9 pm London time. My short zonkey segment begins about 24 minutes after the hour. [Click on the episode entitled “Observers seized in Ukraine”; Jerry’s segment begins at 19:41 GCM.]
UPDATE: The only information I have is that this will be on the BBC World Service “Newshour” starting at 2000 hours and again at 2100 hours, and my piece is about 15 minutes in.
I’ve just been given a preliminary interview by the BBC on the zonkey, of all things—the zebra/donkey hybrid I wrote about this morning. Based on this (they always check you out to see how you come across), the Beeb decided to interview me live on ZONKEYS on the BBC (radio) News Hour today at 3:15 p.m. EST, 2:15 Chicago time, and 8:15 UK time (that will be repeated in the UK at 9:15). I’m told that you can also hear the News Hour broadcast on some National Public Radio Stations in the US.
This is right up my alley, actually, since it’s about speciation and hybrids, and I had a grand old time teaching the BBC interviewer about the nature of biological species and the meaning of reproductive isolation. Now I’ll try to do that for the British public.
If for some reason you want to hear me talk about the enigmatic zonky, warm up your radios in about 40 minutes.