Interview with Sonja Sleeper, host of Meat and Potatoes.


Photo by: Sonja Sleeper

By Ron Staschak

“In times like these, it is important to remember that there have always been times like these.”  I admire anyone who can express their philosophy in a calm/rational way. Sonja is such a person.  Her show – Meat and Potatoes – is amazing.  Whether you agree or disagree with her, you will learn a great deal. Listen in every Saturday morning from 8-9 (right after On the Road, Again). It will be time well spent.

What do you do at the radio station?

I have a radio program on Saturday mornings, 8am to 9am –  Meat and Potatoes. No fixed subject really but I do discuss politics but from a practical point of view.  I bring up an issue what I know about it and suggest solutions and/or approach it from another point of view.  Last week it was schools: their costs to us and subject matter being taught.  The week prior US Congressional Candidate Ed Thelander was a guest.  Hoping to have more guests moving forward.

How long have you been volunteering?

Over three years now, I do not remember when I started but knew it was before the covid shutdown in 2020.

Why did you decide to volunteer/why did you want to have a show?

I have something to say, a point of view and feel the need to share it.

Other than the show you host, what is your favorite show?

The World in Song, I am not sure if it is a program but I really enjoy it.

Is there a question I should have asked you?

Not sure, what are future plans for the program?  If asked, more guests and more of a fixed format.   

What is your favorite book? Why is it your favorite?

Favorite Book – Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.  Amazing writing, story a little dark but the least dark of all his books.

Who would be your dream guest? What would you ask them?

Dream guest?  I have no idea, but if anyone it would be Tom Brady the football quarterback.  Just to thank him for some incredible football.