Harper Torch, Sep 2004, 7.50
In DC twenty-six years old Daisy Adams brings youthful exuberance to her five minute spot as the “Dog Lady of Snooze” on WZZZ twenty-four hour radio station. To pay her bills including her school loan and to feed her teenage brother, Daisy holds a host of other jobs such as delivering papers, crossing guard, waitress, cab driver and a graduate school counseling internship. When the station's traffic reporter Frank Mencken is injured in an accident, Daisy asks manager Steve Crow for the position. He agrees because he sees this as an opportunity to score with this enthusiastic flake.
As he spends time “training” her and feeding her brother, Daisy accidentally stops a notorious drug dealer from escaping the law. To keep her safe, Steve hires a bodyguard, but she chooses elderly Elsie Hawkins. As the two women butcher the traffic reports to the joy of listeners, Daisy and Steve fall in love, but how to fit him into her busy schedule?
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner