What it’s like to be interview by Republicans: About my Radio Interview

(If you have no idea what I’m talking about, read this ….)

It really wasn’t bad. My friend, Lydia Bishop, set the whole thing up and she sent me the script for the questions ahead of time. So, I knew what was coming.

What happened that day was that the time for the interview coincided with the time of my daughter’s soccer game. Sooo…I had to do it by cell phone. And at the appointed time, I had to excuse myself to the car, so I could actually talk to them. Strange feeling, watching your daughter’s soccer game in front of you, and knowing that at that same moment, your voice is being heard live on the radio, way across the country…

The strangest thing that happened was that about ten minutes into the soccer game, I got stung by a bee. You heard right, a BEE! In late November!!! Got stung right on the neck.

Hadn’t been stung by a bee in years….twenty? I can’t even remember. I’ve never had a bad reaction before to a bee sting, but it’d been so long that what could I actually expect? Heck, my Mom tends to swell up like a balloon, and so I was a little concerned…

Sooo, I rushed home and swigged a ton of Benadryl, just to be safe. And the point of this is that by the time the interview came along, the Benadryl was kicking in, and I was loopy, loopy, loopy…

You can tell it at one point, because I totally lose my ability to speak…I just stumble over the words for a second there. It seemed like an eternity.

So, it wasn’t the best interview ever given.

But, neither was it an ambush, as some of you, my liberal friends, suggested. I pretty much knew it wouldn’t be. I got the sense that the the host of the show might have wanted to turn it that direction. But my friend, Lydia, was good at shooting down the middle.

The interview is up at the Republican Radio site, and you can hear it here .

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Eric Folkerth is a minister, musician, author and blogger. He is Senior Pastor of Kessler Park UMC United Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas. Previously, he was pastor at Northaven UMC in Dallas for seventeen years. Eric loves to write on topics of spirituality, social justice, music/art and politics. The entries on this blog reflect that diversity of interests. His passion for social justice goes beyond mere words. He’s been arrested at the White House, defending immigrants and “The Dreamers,” and he’s officiated at same sex weddings in his churches, in defiance of what some believe is Methodist teaching. Eric is an avid blogger and published author, and 2017 recipient of the prestigeous Kuchling Humanitarian Award from Dallas’ Black Tie Dinner. (Human Rights Campaign) Eric has led or co-led hundreds of persons on mission trips around the globe, to places such as Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Nepal. He has worked with lay persons to build ten homes, and one Community Center, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Dallas. He’s a popular preacher, and often tackles challenging issues of social justice in his writings and sermons. His wife, Judge Dennise Garcia, is a State District Judge for Dallas, County. As judge of the 303rd Family District Court, she consistently gets high ratings from area lawyers, and was named “best judge” by The Dallas Observer. First elected in 2004, she was the first Latina ever elected to a county-wide bench in Dallas County, and is currently the longest service district judge in that district. She was re-elected for a fourth term in 2018. They have the world’s best daughter, Maria, and an incredible dog, Daisy. Find links to Eric’s music-related websites, at the top of this site’s navigation menu.

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