I’m Going to be on Mitch Albom Tonight!

April 15, 2008 at 2:34 pm 8 comments

This is short notice, but I just found out I’m going to be interviewed on Mitch Albom’s radio show tonight. Ahh!!!! The good news is, Mitch is a really nice guy (he wrote Tuesdays With Morrie) so I don’t think he’ll ask me any scary questions. He also is really involved in the Detroit nonprofit community, so he knows how this whole fundraising thing works.

If anyone would like to listen, I’ll be on at 5:58 Eastern time on WJR AM 760 from Detroit. You can listen on the Internet at their Listen Live page.

Wish me luck!

Update: People have asked if this interview is available online. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find it. If anyone else has better luck, please let me know in the comments.

The interview went well. Mitch seemed much more interested in what I could possibly be eating than the fundraising aspect of this, which was a little disappointing, but overall I was happy with the interview.


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  • 1. Bob Medvedenko  |  April 15, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Hey, I read aboput what you’re doing in the Press yesterday and I wanted to say it’s really great. I stared a blog earlier this year called Frugelman. My goal was to document my attempt to feed my family of five for $100 per week. I haven’t really posted as often as I had planned but I will be posting more often. So far I’ve average $128 which is pretty good considering that the national average for a family of four is $211. I’m also trying to give smart shopping and cooking advice. Some recommendations for you are split peas, potatoes, cabbage, lentils and other beans. You can buy 25 lb bags of flour at Sam’s Club for under $10. With just water and yeast you can bake pizza dough or foccacia bread maybe topped with sauted onions and garlic and a drixzle of olive oil.. Pasta and rice are also international staples that will keep you well fed. You can buy big cans of tomato sauce at Sam’s for around $3.00.

  • 2. Jodi  |  April 15, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Maria.
    I received your email and caught up with your progress through the blog. I’m proud of you while still thinking that you are a little crazy. Kidding.
    I will:
    Be keeping current with your experiment.
    Provide multiple levels of support, accessible to you any time.
    And hoping that we don’t cross paths until you can have caffeine again.
    Love you and I’ll be listening tonight!

  • 3. Ginger  |  April 15, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    I found myself thinking about your project again today, so along the lines of what your friend Jodi pledged, I will:
    1. Donate.
    2. Try to get up the ambition to try it myself for a day.

  • 4. Ann  |  April 16, 2008 at 7:57 am


    This is really great – I love Mitch Albom – I missed the interview…I look forward to the update.

    You rock!


  • 5. ricebeansmixedgreens  |  April 16, 2008 at 9:17 am

    @Jodi – Thanks, cuz! I’m doing my best not to get cranky, but I failed miserably last night. Poor Paul. Sometimes I don’t know why he puts up with me!

    @Ginger – Trying it for a day would be awesome! Just don’t live solely on Ramen noodles.

  • 6. Edward Vielmetti  |  April 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Saw your story via the GR Press via Twitter.

    Rebecca Blood did “Eating Organic on a Food Stamp Budget” last year in a blog – see http://www.rebeccablood.net/thriftyo/ . She had the advantage of being in California during harvest season – there are some good recipes there.

    Think about sprouting some of your lentils.

  • 7. jessie girl  |  April 16, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    How was Mitch Albom’s radio show? Sorry, I read the blog too late to listen to it. I hope it went well and you get more press 🙂

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