I had no idea what to expect! A radio interview with the Green Divas, who, by their own description, “offer listeners information on green or sustainable living from a guilt-free, low-stress perspective making information accessible to a broad audience using credible information, humor and technology,” sounded like the promise of a great adventure. When Green Diva Meg described the New Jersey studio as “seventies funk” Jim and I decided we had to see this for ourselves, so we packed up the car and headed south. You can find them at their new station, Saturday mornings from 10 am to 11 am, WMTR 1250 AM, out of Morristown, New Jersey.
There was method in our madness, but I have to back up a bit, to the early 1920’s when my great grandfather William Cameron Sproul was governor of Pennsylvania. He owned magnificent property in the Delaware Water Gap area of Pennsylvania, property which included Adams Creek and its seventeen waterfalls, and what is probably the last stand of virgin timber in the region. Sproul and his cigar smoking cronies would flee the city for their refuge, sit in the rockers which lined the front porch of a rustic (rustic!) cabin. No women allowed, so you can imagine . . .
In the early fifties . . .the property was taken by eminent domain, for development into The Tocks Island National Recreation Area – with lake for fishing and boating, and land for hunting. But the uproar was such that the project was never developed, and although the land still belongs to the state, it has been left untouched.
That evening, on to the studio. I – who will never believe that I have the gift of thinking on my feet – had written pages of notes, none, of course, would I be able to access once we were on the air. But I didn’t need to. The conversation was deep and richly satisfying. I am grateful to Green Diva Meg for the invitation and for her hospitality. We’ve edited the podcast to about fifteen minutes, and hope you enjoy it!