June 08, 2006
Interview with Ellen Cohen

I had the chance to sit down and talk with HD134 candidate Ellen Cohen earlier this week. I've usually done email interviews in the past (this being the sole exception till now), but I've got a digital voice recorder now, and I thought I'd give a try at doing more traditional in-person interviews and posting the result as MP3 files. This is my first go at it. I hope to do a number of interviews up in Fort Worth and afterwards with various other candidates, so I'd appreciate any feedback you might have.

The conversation is broken into six files, each between two and five minutes in length. My thanks to Greg Wythe for technical advice and assistance.

If you'd rather read something about Ellen, check out this profile in the blog of the League of Conservation Voters. And finally, if all you want is a little fun at Martha Wong's expense, there's always this. Enjoy!

Posted by Charles Kuffner on June 08, 2006 to Election 2006 | TrackBack



If you're going to start posting mp3s regularly (and I hope that you do), might I suggest that instead of (or in addition to) these sorts of proprietary embedded players, that you also set up the mp3s in a podcast format, with enclosure tags and perhaps a dedicated RSS feed, so that people can subscribe and listen to the content more easily?

Laurence Simon made that suggestion to me about audio some time ago when I was just started playing around with it a bit, and it was a good one.

The beauty of podcasting is that it allows us to take audio with us for listening at our convenience, and NOT be tied to a keyboard. The embedded player sort of defeats that advantage.

Posted by: Kevin Whited on June 9, 2006 8:49 AM

Yes, that's next on my to-do list. Thanks for the feedback!

Posted by: Charles Kuffner on June 9, 2006 3:52 PM