Tips for writers on live radio interviews

From the companion web site for the NASW Idea Grant-funded Science Writers' Handbook, Michelle Nijhuis shares what she learned from doing more than 20 radio interviews in two days for her recent National Geographic feature. "Writers tend to think of interviews as raw material, but on the radio — especially live radio — an interview is a performance. So while you do want to 'be yourself,' be mindful of how you're presenting that self."