I love the web. While searching for Paavo audio files, I came across this new-to-me interview with a then 30 year old Paavo, just beginning his conducting career, by former Performance Today host Martin Goldsmith, on National Public Radio's website. (Ironically, it did not actually air until September 16, 2001.) To my eternal consternation, I have not been able to listen to it myself yet because neither Real Player nor I-Tunes will cooperate and open the file! I can't link directly to the audio file for you, but if you visit this page you will easily find it.
P.S. Let me know if there's anything I should know, will you, pretty please? :-(