Good luck with your presentation, I'm sure you'll do a great job!
Lots of good input from everyone already, but - based on my radio and presentation experiences since Landing Day - I think your listeners will be intersted to know 1) what makes Phoenix so different to the probes that have gone before, 2) what it hopes to achieve, and 3) will it find life?
Now, 1) = completely new scenery, it landed in a whole new area never seen before. Also, although it can't move like the sexy rovers do, it is, nonetheless exploring, only its journey of exploration is a VERTICAL one - exploring "up" with the LIDAR tech and exploring "down" by digging trenches and studying what it scoops up! :-) It's also giving us our clearest view of martian dirt, and allowing us to analyse it to look for those precious organics.
2) it is hoping to basically tell us a lot more about this particular area of Mars, both above ground and below ground. It's hoping to analyse the dirt and ice its found in incredible detail.
3) Very, very unlikely. It's studying how this part of Mars was in the past and what it's like now, which includes looking at if this spot on Mars might once have been a suitable habitat for life. But it isn't looking for life directly.
I've also been stressing that this is a "public friendly" mission, with easy access to the images, great blogs by the scientists involved, and the beyond-excellent "Twitter" page too.
Tip: remember to talk slowly and clearly. Whenever you're talking to someone about something you feel passionate about, it's easy to speed up and gabble. This isn't a big problem face to face, because people can say "hang on, slow down, what did you say?" but on the radio they can't ask that of you, they're stuck with it. If you talk too fast people will just tune you out. So chill out!
But most of all, HAVE FUN! Just enjoy being on the radio. It's a great tool, and you'll find you reach a LOT of people and inspire many of them too.