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Contributing producers so far

Jo Barratt is the producer of life in scents, a series of interviews exploring the interviee’s relationship with smell and memory. This was recently turned into a live exhibition in which audio and smell are combined to create an in-depth experience. He creates occasional documentary features on a range of subjects for PodAcademy.org and creates a number of other podcasts for academic publishers. He also works as a producer in the design industry. His work tends to focus on the experience of the moment, the senses and their relationship with memory. Working Now radio storyJames Craven, perfume salesman

Julia Barton: Correspondent for PRI’s The World and Studio 360, among other programs; regular contributor to Nieman Storyboard. I’ve been writing for print, radio and web for more than two decades. I’ve been an International Reporting Project Fellow, a staff reporter at WHYY/Philadelphia and WSUI/Iowa City, and an editor for American Public Media. I’ve also done extensive media training in the former Soviet Union, including Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan and Armenia. Check out more of her work at juliabarton.comWorking Now radio storyDoug Konziolkza, Renaissance festival performer

Lori Ann Brass is a seasoned print journalist who has written for The Dallas Morning NewsFIGARO in New Orleans, andThe Tampa Times.  Last fall, she  attended the first Transom Story Workshop to learn how to produce radio stories and now works as an independent producer in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Lori Ann’s radio stories have aired on WNPR, WCAI, and New Hampshire Public Radio. Find Lori Ann on PRXWorking Now radio story: Bill and Joan Cameron, cemetery superintendents

Marshall Bright is an independent producer living in NYC. Originally from Tennessee, her love of pastrami and dim sum has landed her above the Mason-Dixon line (for now). When not making radio, Marshall is interning at SAVEUR magazine. She has previously worked at America’s Test Kitchen and several Philadelphia-area non-profits including the ACLU-PA, ASAP/After School Activities Partnerships and The Netter Cent for Community Partnerships. Not surprisingly, Marshall’s interests include food and urban education, as well as American and NYC history. Find Marshall on SoundCloudWorking Now radio story: Jake Dell, deli owner/operator

Samantha Broun is an independent radio & multimedia producer. She currently works with Atlantic Public Media in Woods Hole, Massachusetts where she manages the Peabody Award winning website, Transom.org. Samantha’s work has aired on National Public Radio as well as the Cape and Islands public radio stations. She curated and hosted the Nature Conservancy’s Nature Stories Podcast for over three years. Prior to attending the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2005 where she learned all things radio, Samantha earned an Ed.M from Harvard University and worked with youth in urban schools and mentoring programs for 15 years. Samantha’s audio clients have included: Aardman Animation, the Actors’ Shakespeare Project, the Public Education Network, and Facing History and Ourselves. You can find more of her work – including her multimedia collaborations with photographer Amanda Kowalski – at www.soundlightmedia.comWorking Now radio story: Winthrop Sherwin, general store owner

Will Coley [Project Coordinator] is an independent digital media producer, social media strategist, and trainer with experience in a variety of social justice campaigns and activism. Will has been an advocate and organizer with immigrants and refugees in Charlotte, New York/Newark, and Los Angeles, as well as in Zimbabwe and Great Britain. Through Aquifer Media, Will now designs social media strategies and digital storytelling for funding collaboratives, national nonprofit networks and local nonprofits. Will is a graduate of Wake Forest University, has a Masters in Public Administration from Columbia University and participated in the first-ever Transom Story Workshop. His radio stories have aired on WAMC, WBAI, KPFK, KCRW and Public Radio Remix. Working Now radio storyJeannette Peña, laundry attendant

Jamie Courville spent twelve years in the film business wearing one hat or another on projects large and small, including sassily doing continuity for Muppets, editing video art and documentaries and founding an unsuccessful video collective. These days, I like to record the voices and faces of those who are seldom heard and strive to get them places where they will be. I have a website at jamiecourville.comWorking Now radio story: Corn Mo, rock accordion player

JP Davidson produces and hosts I Like You with Elah Feder. The podcast tells often-silly, sometimes-sweet, and occasionally-traumatic tales of modern love. It ranks among Canada’s top independent podcasts in iTunes, and has been downloaded over 220,000 times. JP gained proficiency in radio production at the Transom Story Workshop and as an intern for NPR’s State of the Re:Union. In 2011 he founded the Toronto Public Radio Workshop, a community for independents. JP’s radio stories have aired on New Hampshire Public Radio, Northeast Public Radio, WCAI, KUT, Public Radio Remix, and CBC Radio. Working Now radio storiesRob Martin: Salty Lou’s Local LobsterBob Jordan: The Mark of a Blacksmith and Weekly Sampler of Stories – Week Ending September 23, 2012

Joris Debeij is part of a new generation of emerging filmmaker in Los Angeles. Through his compelling documentary style and compassionate perspective, he unfolds a story that reveals the humanity of his subjects. Debeij takes a hands-on approach in directing, editing, and filming his projects. His work has been used in a variety of media platforms. Joris Debeij entered into the documentary filmmaking scene with his debut of ‘I Am Los Angeles‘, an online documentary project that features remarkable and creative individuals in this second-largest city in the U.S. and sheds light on a less obvious contingency of the Los Angeles population than the typical Hollywood type. Currently Debeij is working on several commercials and short documentary projects. His latest documentary short called “Navarro’s Promise” is featured at several international film festivals. His work is featured on the BBC, the Huffington Post, KCET, the Los Angeles Times and many more outlets. See more of his work at www.jorisdebeij.comWorking Now video story: On Air.

Emma de Campo is an Independent Radio Producer from Melbourne, Australia. She cut her radio chops at Community Radio Station 3CR, co-hosting a News and Current Affairs show. Prior to the Transom Story Workshop Emma was living in China, cultivating her dumpling making/eating abilities, and working for the UN. Most days, Emma can be found on the streets of Melbourne – loitering with microphone in hand. Listen to more of her work on PRX. Working Now storyFlip Scipio, guitar repairer

Audrey Dilling and Erica Mu of Hear Here is a project of KALW 91.7FM Local Public Radio, designed to illuminate life in Oakland and San Francisco. Over 12 months, we’re asking residents to tell stories about their lives in these cities – projects, relationships, and passions. We’ll share what we’ve learned on air, online, and on stage, drawing out the common threads that tie us together. You can also find the project on Facebook or follow it on Twitter @hearhereradioWorking Now radio stories: Archie Johnson, Bus Driver in Oakland, CA and Regina Tolbert – Physician’s Assistant

Eric Drachman is an independent producer and children’s book author/publisher living in Los Angeles, CA. He founded Kidwick Books where he writes, publishes and produces picture books and audio for the younger set. (3-7). He completed the Transom Story Workshop in the end of 2012 and is honing his craft and finding his voice, just like his character, Ellison (the elephant). Check out more of his work on SoundCloud or PRXWorking Now radio story: Dennis Clemishaw, cranberry farmer

George Drake Jr. grew up in Chicago, but spent time in Indiana and London before returning to the Windy City. His passion for music and background in theatre as a teenager made George a perfect fit in the world of radio. Following his involvement at WIUX, WXRT, and WTTS George took his dedication to his craft to the next level when he traveled overseas to pursue his Masters in Radio at Goldsmiths College, U. of London. George has consistently allowed his ears and intuition to find and promote sounds that will have an impact. His favorite band is The Books, he enjoys a spicy Bloody Mary and finds any excuse to wear a tie. He co-producers Everything Sounds with Craig Shank. Working Now radio story: Dotan Negrin, traveling street performer

Mallory Frank is in an independent producer based in New Orleans, LA. She recently completed the Transom Story Workshop. Her work as aired on VPR, WCAI, WAMC and Public Radio Remix. Before moving into radio, she taught youth media with Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools. Listen to her work hereWorking Now radio story: Marcia Mello, busker

Amy Gastelum: Radio is just right for Amy because she absolutely loves other people’s business. Sometimes her husband, Chris gets annoyed when they go out to eat because they’ll be sitting quietly together (which is a thing you do if you’re from the Midwest) and he’ll look up and see her eyes have glazed over and she’s sitting with her chin in her hand and he knows she’s listening to the table next to them. Which, she thinks is fine. During the day, Amy’s a nurse who makes home visits in Brooklyn NY, and she’s working on a way to use radio to promote health. Amy has three mottos: You Can Be More Than One Thing; Anything Worth Doing is Hard and Try to Be Kind. You can hear more of Amy’s work on PRX. And learn more about Amy’s life as a nurse at her blog. Working Now radio stories: The Bridge Guy and Judith Bernstein, Feminist Artist

Renzo Gorrio: Growing up in the Suburbs of Miami, Renzo Gorrio had nothing to do but make music and rollerblade. His passion for creating music grew along with his home studio. After graduating from SAE Miami, recording bands in basements, garages and living rooms and scoring short films and cartoons filled the time between touring with his own band. After living in Portland, OR for 2 years, he moved to the bay area to further his involvement in music and media art. Renzo is a producer with Snap JudgementWorking Now radio story: @GlynnWashington, former steak house line cook: “Hot off the Grill”

Bianca Giaever: I’m a Senior at Middlebury College, graduating in February 2013 and planning to work in radio. I spent this past summer interning at Atlantic Public Media, where I developed a passion for making and listening to Sonic IDs. I also enjoy producing pieces for Vermont Public Radio, experimenting with audio slideshows, animation, and short films, and organizing the Middlebury Moth-UP. Working Now radio story: Karin TarQwyn, pet finder

Kim Green is a print writer and radio producer in Nashville, TN. Her work has appeared on NPR,MarketplaceNPR’s Only a Game, and in Hemispheres Magazine. Before writing, Kim taught people to fly in her tiny green Cessna airplane. Check out her blog at aviatrixkim.com. Working Now radio story: Alison Prestwood, bassist & lawyer

 

 

Daniel Gross: I’m an independent producer who’s made radio in three newsrooms and three bedrooms. In my first month of college I found myself staring at the green sound waves of Adobe Audition. From there I scribbled and mic’d and snipped my way through internships at KPCC-PasadenaLiving on Earth, and World Radio Switzerland. I interned at Public Radio Exchange, too. I care about true stories, and the ones made of audio always manage to hit me hardest. I write nonfiction, too, but as a writer you sadly never get to use a ‘dead cat.’ Say hi to me and we could make some radio together. Check out more of his work on PRX. Working Now radio story: Tabitha, street performer

Diane Hope PhD: A former research scientist, Diane specializes in audio production for documentaries and particularly loves to do wildlife location sound recording. She regularly does work for local National Public Radio (US), BBC Radio (UK & World Service) & various museums. Her latest museum piece: 100 Years: 100 Ranchers is an audio guide to the photography of Scott Baxter, currently on exhibit at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Wickenburg. Her latest podcast production ‘Wrecked!‘ about the chemistry of sunken ship wreck decay will appear on Distillations (the award winning series from the Chemical Heritage Foundation). She is currently working on a short feature on The Discovery of the Expanding Universe for The Science Show on Radio Nation (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). See more of her work at dianehope.comWorking Now radio storyA Century of Change in Arizona Ranching

Emily Hsiao is an independent producer living in Los Angeles. She caught the radio bug while hosting a music show on her college station, KUCI. Two quarters of a 2-4 a.m. time slot couldn’t keep her away. She soon realized radio is a perfect medium for the narrative–Emily’s background is in literary journalism–and she shifted her focus to learning audio storytelling. Emily recently graduated from the Transom Story Workshop, but continues to listen to great stories and make things with her hands (editing audio counts as handiwork!). See more of her work on PRXWorking Now radio storyJanet Messineo, taxidermist

Adam Kampe tripped and fell into audioland about 10 years ago as a volunteer at WPFW in Washington, DC. A few years later, he was hooked and later attended Salt in 2005. This experience and a bit of luck landed him a job at the NEA, where, for the past six years, he’s been producing audio (and now video) about the arts. His short “Crown the King: Red Takes Black” recently won the Third Coast Audio Festival ShortDocs contest. Working Now radio story:  Veronica McNally, guitar maker

Jed Kim is a multimedia journalist based in Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor to The Madeleine Brand Show at Southern California Public Radio. His work has also been featured on NPR, amNewYork and HBO. Before moving to Los Angeles, Jed lived in New York City, where he worked as a producer for The Takeaway at WNYC. He was also an associate producer for the HBO documentary “Birders: The Central Park Effect.” He was also an intern for “The Buddha,” a documentary by multiple-Emmy-Award winning David Grubin Productions. Jed received his masters in journalism at Columbia University in 2008. While there he received honors for his deadline reporting. He also co-produced, shot and edited a documentary on BMX riders in the Bronx. A version of that film was featured as part of The Masculinity Project. He was born in Toledo, Ohio, and after moving all over the US, he is completely bewildered to be in Los Angeles. He reports stories here in the hopes that doing so will help him understand this strange paradise. Working Now radio story:  Dream Job: Astronaut

Emile B. Klein is the interviewer, portraitist, and director of You’re U.S.. You may spot him cycling across America, or working in mansions, hovels, or museums. Audio Producer Chris Hoff reports, mixes, edits, and produces stories and documentaries at KALW-FM in San Francisco. Cinematic story producer Shani Aviram is a Bay Area based composer and radio reporter. Beyond You’re U.S. she has worked with the Eclipse Quartet, KALW, and William Winant. Working Now radio story: Yolanda Williams, former sex worker

Katie Klocksin is an independent radio producer living in Chicago. She studied at the dreamily-fantasticTransom Story Workshop, then returned home where she interned with the Third Coast International Audio Festival. Katie’s work has aired on 99% Invisible, WBEZ’s Curious City, HowSound, and Re:Sound, among others. Check out more of her work at http://katieklocksin.comWorking Now radio storyMichael Powell, train driver

Erica Kramer lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico where she teaches storytelling and audio production for Youth Media Project (). In addition to teaching, Erica works as a freelance radio producer. Her work has played on New Hampshire Public Radio, KUT in Austin and WCAI Cape and Islands NPR. Find her work on PRX. Erica attended Oberlin College and is a recent graduate of the Transom Story Workshop. Working Now radio story:  Gus Bendavid, zookeeper & retiree

Whitney Jones is a radio producer currently living in…well…I guess I don’t technically live anywhere right now. I’m from Oregon. I fell in love with stories at a young age after repeating readings of P.D. Eastman’s Go Dog Go! After getting a degree in Ancient Greek and Latin, obviously, I went into public radio. I’ve produced stories for WCAI, NPR/WBUR’s Only a GameThird Coast/WBEZ’s Re:soundOregon Public Broadcasting, and an assortment of local stations and podcasts. I currently produce my own podcast Red State Blue State. I learned to make radio at the Transom Story Workshopand interned with Atlantic Public Media. I’m online at whitneyajones.com or on twitter @whitneyajonesWorking Now radio storyAngel Quinonez, tattoo artist

Jessica Kittams: Jessica lives in Portland, OR where she enjoys all of the amazing potential stories (and delicious food) the city has to offer. She attended Chapman University in Southern California and Portland State University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Communications. Jessica then moved to Europe for six months to work and explore after which she worked at a popular brewery in Portland and spent her spare time volunteering at Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Northwest Film Center. Since returning home from the Transom Story Workshop, Jessica has already contributed two pieces to Monocle 24 in London. She looks forward to continuing her radio adventures wherever the story may take her. Jessica is a member of PRX. Working Now radio stories: Lily Walter: One Acre and Shawn Levy, Film Critic

Alex Lewis is a radio producer and musician living in Philadelphia, PA. He learned how to make radio at Northwestern University and the Transom Story Workshop. He currently works as both an independent radio producer and as a part-time producer at the nationally syndicated daily music show World Cafe on WXPN. Along the way, he has also been employed as a radio host, music writer, booker, promoter, music festival organizer and, briefly, a guitar salesperson. Lewis also composes music and, sometimes, bios about himself. To see more of his work, visit alexjrlewis.comWorking Now radio story: Matt Hall, Brewer and Sampler of Stories – Week Ending October 6, 2012

Liz Massey is a podcaster and independent audio producer with a varied background in nonfiction story-crafting, including magazine editing, video production, blogging and creating other web content. She is the lead producer for Arizona State University’s podcast The Alumni Experience, and owner of Listen Closely Productions. You can learn more about her work here. Working Now radio story: Jeremy Smith, plumbing supplier

 Todd Melby is a reporter and radio producer. His stories have aired on U.S. public radio stations, including NPR shows. He’s also covered breaking news stories, including the I-35W bridge collapse, for Reuters. He is a senior producer at 2 below zero, a public media nonprofit. And he’s won a pair of Edward R. Murrow awards, a Sigma Delta Chi award and a PRNDI award for radio documentaries produced with Diane Richard. Melby is producing Black Gold Boom: How Oil Changed North Dakota which brought to you by Prairie Public and Localore, a national initiative produced by AIR, the Association of Independents in Radio, Incorporated, and with financial support from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the Wyncote Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts and The Spence Law Firm. Working Now radio storyBrian Martindale, truck driver

Allyson McCabe teaches writing for radio and narrative nonfiction writing at Yale. Her radio work has appeared on NPR affiliates in Connecticut/New York and Philadelphia. Listen to more of her work on PRXWorking Now storySteph Paynes, guitarist of all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band

 

 

Katie McMurran is a sound artist and radio producer in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited with New Adventures in Sound Art, Sound Café, New Town Arts, and Radio Village Nomade. Her compositions have been performed as a part of the 60×60 contemporary music series, and the Microscore Project. More of her work can be found at adagio.calarts.edu/~kmsound. Working Now radio story: Allison Conant, teacher and Edward Belden, pedal-powered ice cream maker

Mary Helen Miller: I’m a producer/reporter and WUTC, the NPR affiliate station in Chattanooga, Tenn. I make radio stories, and I was a student in the Fall 2011 Transom Story Workshop.  I’ve also recently interned as a print reporter at The Christian Science Monitor The Chronicle of Higher Education, and The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. I covered business and economics at The Monitor. At The Chronicle,  I wrote breaking news stories, feature articles, and technology blog posts, and at MCPIR, I wrote an in-depth investigation of Maine’s bail-setting practices. I graduated from Bowdoin College in 2009 with an art history and visual art major and a minor in education studies. At Bowdoin, I was editor-in-chief of The OrientWorking Now radio stories: Reginald Cousin on Mending Chattanooga’s Weary Soles for Decades , Updos, French Rolls, Waterfalls – Styling Hair With Justine Jones and Annie Oxenfeld & Christine Doyle, dressmakers

Lisa Morehouse is an award-winning independent public radio and print journalist, who’s filed for KQED’s The California Report, NPR’s Latino USA and All Things Considered, Edutopia magazine and McSweeney’s. Her reporting has taken her from Samoan traveling circuses to Mississippi Delta classrooms to the homes of Lao refugees in rural Iowa.  She’s currently working on After The Gold Rush: The Future of Rural California, an audio documentary website and series. A former public school teacher, Morehouse also works with at-risk youth to produce radio diaries. Working Now radio story: Francisco Paniagua, date palm worker 

Andrew Norton: Andrew’s spent countless hours crouched in drainage ditches, gutters, skate parks and worst of all—behind a desk for the last 5 years as an editor and staff photographer at a fancy Skateboard magazine. He’s now a freelance creative-type making videos, radio, shooting photos and being asked, “Aren’t you too old for that?” in Vancouver. To see Andrew’s full portfolio, visit his website. You can hear more of Andrew’s work at PRX. Working Now radio stories: Tim Eaton – Bowling Lane InspectorBuck Dietz is “Buck, Naked,” a figure model, Michael Burnett, skater photographer and Sampler of Stories – Week Ending October 6, 2012Working Now video stories: Craig Pearce, furniture maker and Mark and Paula Lamming, bakers.

Lauren Ober is an independent radio producer and freelance writer based in Burlington, Vt., which is a hockey puck’s throw from Canada. For the past decade, she has worked as a daily and weekly newspaper reporter, writing about a variety of topics from the decline of Vermont’s dairy industry to the history of the creemee (that’s soft-serve ice cream for you flatlanders) to everything about maple syrup. Did you know someone once tried to run a car on maple syrup? You do now. Lauren has accumulated a couple of college degrees, including a masters in journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She recently made the leap to radio storytelling and is a graduate of the Transom Story Workshop. Listen to more of her work at OberExposedWorking Now radio story: Nathan Henderson on Drafting a Future and Weekly Sampler – Week Ending Sept 22, 2012

Rachel Otwell got her start in the radio biz as an intern for the National Public Radio program Tell Me More with Michel Martin. That gig came after she graduated from the University of Illinois Springfield with a degree in liberal and integrative studies, women and gender studies, and African American studies. Luckily, her love for studying has proven quite useful in a career as a public radio reporter and producer. As for storytelling, she’s been compulsively doing that since she could string together a sentence. Rachel recently graduated with a Master’s in public affairs reporting and spent spring session of 2012 chasing politicians and talking heads around the Illinois statehouse for Illinois Public Radio. She has since retired from government reporting to the mostly calm and leisurely beat of local happenings, with a focus on culture and art for NPR member station WUIS. She enjoys jaunts outside her home-base of Springfield, Illinois. Her more recent adventures have taken her to Kenya and New Zealand, and her next travel plans will have her recording elephants in Thailand. Working Now radio story: Kevin Veara, tattoo artist & wildlife painter

Audrey Quinn is a multimedia science and tech journalist in Brooklyn, NY. After getting bitten by a few too many lab mice as a neuroscience researcher, she realized she much preferred talking about science than doing research herself. She’s had the pleasure of working with Marketplace, PRI’s The World, NPR’s Latino USA, Deutsche Welle Radio, the Distillations podcast, Radiolab, and a number of NPR affiliate stations. Audrey’s also been a producer for web-based videos. She reports on women in tech for CBS’s SmartPlanet, produces nonfiction comics for the interactive magazine Symbolia, and is an editor and co-founder of the quarterly live radio/theater performance event Radio Cabaret. See her portfolio at audreyquinnaudio.com/radio-storiesWorking Now radio story: Elaine de la Mata, freelance toy designer

Sarah P. Reynolds is an independent radio and multimedia producer. Her work has aired on NPR, WNYC, Studio 360 and several other national shows and affiliate stations around the country. She also leads investigative initiatives for non-profits, producing multimedia that helps organizations conceptualize and implement storytelling in their work. Sarah teaches radio at the Transom Story Workshop, she’s a visiting teacher at NYU and has taught and produced with WNYC’s Radio Rookies. To hear more of her work, visit sarahpreynolds.comWorking Now radio story: Alan Kaufman, pickler: The Old Trade of Pickling

Sara Robberson is an independent producer based out of Austin, TX. Since attending the Transom Story Workshop this past spring she has done work of KUT’s Localore project Austin Music Map and Latitudes Radio at WAMU in DC,Washington. She is also the designer of the Working Now website. You can find out more about Sara  at www.StoryandDesign.comWorking Now radio story: Sampler of Stories – Week ending October 13, 2012 and Barbara Blada, housekeeper

Anne Noyes Saini edits economics books by day. In her free time she writes and produces audio journalism about food culture and urban life in New York City’s outer boroughs—especially Queens, where she lives. She has a Master’s Degree in Journalism from New York University and has contributed to The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, WNYC-FM, WBUR-FM, and City Limits magazine. Find more of Anne’s work on her website, City SpoonfulWorking Now radio story: Giancarlo Arcieri, violinmaker

Craig Shank is an Indiana native and New York resident that developed a passion for music and broadcasting at an early age. While in college, Craig balanced internships, part-time jobs, and volunteer opportunities that allowed him to spend most of his time outside of the classroom in broadcast facilities. His interest in sound and digital media paired with extensive broadcasting experience led Craig to create Everything Sounds with his longtime friend and collaborator, George Drake Jr. He is fascinated by creatures and the cosmos and has a cat named Pumpkin. Working Now radio story: Dotan Negrin, traveling street performer 

Veronica Simmonds is an independent radio producer and journalist. Originally from Toronto, Canada she has lived in Dublin, Berlin and just recently was a participant at the Transom Story Workshop on Cape Cod. Her work, whether in print or on air, is an attempt to cultivate curiosity. She wants to get people to slow down, sit down, think something through and maybe make a new connection. Her work has appeared in Macleans, Spacing, OpenFile and on CKDU 88.1 and WRST-fm. Working Now radio story: Sue Beardsley, sculptor

Joanna Solotaroff is an independent audio and video producer living in Minneapolis. She is the creator and director of the award-winning web-series Street Stories and is currently interning for the news department at KFAI. When she’s not doing these things, she’s working as a community organizer for a neighborhood organization and doing improv for kicks. Listen to more of her work on PRX or watch her videos at Street StoriesWorking Now radio story: Claudia Solotaroff on the worst job she ever had

Joel Supple is a freelance audio producer based in Melbourne, Australia. She has a degree in Sociology from UNSW and graduated from the Transom radio workshop in 2011. Her stories have aired on WCAI, Radio National, KRPB and RRR. In 2012 she was the consultant producer for ‘The Radio Hour’, culminating in a live Melbourne Writers Festival event broadcast on ABC Radio’s 360 Documentaries. She has recently discovered contact mics, and hydrophones, and is excited about a whole new world of ambient sound. Listen to more of her work on PRXWorking Now radio story: Elizabeth Mintor, letters editor

Allison Swaim grew up in Salisbury, North Carolina, home of Cheerwine. She caught the radio bug during a month-long stint as reporter at Radio Victoria in rural El Salvador. Training in sound at the Salt Institute and Oberlin Conservatory followed. From July 2011 to July 2012, Swaim circumnavigated the globe by cargo ship to collect stories from sailors and other folks who work in shipping. Read her updates from the trade routes on Transom  and on her project blog.  Stay tuned for more sailor stories in coming months. Working Now story: Big Ship Diary

Jennifer Swann studied writing and film/video at School of the Art Institute of Chicago in between hosting Internet radio shows, editing the arts journal F Newsmagazine, and biking around the city in search of good burritos and even better bookshops. She’s written about eating contests, gaming championships, and fried beer for Time Out Chicago and writes neighborhood guides for Chicago magazine. Most recently, she’s relocated to her native Los Angeles, where she spends much of her time in the car, listening to public radio. View her work at www.jennswann.comWorking Now radio story: Adrian Chi Tenney, professional driver

Kathy Tu is a radio producer and web developer from the City of Angels. Since graduating from UCLA, she has made a habit of collecting degrees and licenses, including an amateur radio license, a Masters in Environmental Law and Policy, and a JD. She has never been happier producing radio pieces and fiddling with websites. She also has a thing for bags, podcasts, and all things Irish. Working Now radio story: Michael McGee, retired fighter pilot

Gregory Warner is soon-to-be an NPR correspondent in East Africa. Formerly a senior reporter for Marketplace, Greg covered the business and economics of health care for the entire Marketplace portfolio. He’s taken on questions as varied as how drugs get named, how ineffective procedures become popular, and how politicians fuel a costly medical arms race. Warner started at Marketplace in November of 2009. Previously, he freelanced radio stories from conflict zones such as Afghanistan, Pakistan and DR Congo. Before becoming a radio reporter, he lived in New York working as an investigator of police brutality and a jazz pianist in a piano bar. Warner’s favorite interviews are ones where he takes a journey with people. Recent examples include jogging with a homeless persons’ running club in Philadelphia, enduring ‘empathy training’ with call center reps in Ky., and undergoing fear-based alcoholism treatment in Moscow. Warner holds a degree in English from Yale. In 2009, he was awarded Best News Feature from the Third Coast International Audio Festival for a Marketplace and Homelands Productions profile of a Congolese miner. He also has two Edward R. Murrow awards and awards from Associated Press, Sigma Delta Chi (from the Society for Professional Journalists), New York Festivals and PRNDI Warner was born in New York and currently resides in Philadelphia. In his free time, he enjoys biking, Werner Herzog films, and making up songs for his 8-month-old son. Working Now radio story: Fidele Musafiri, Miner

Glynn Washington – Host & Executive Producer of Snap JudgementBefore creating the Snap Judgment radio show, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper. Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails. Working Now radio story: @GlynnWashington, former steak house line cook: “Hot off the Grill” via @SnapJudgement

Liz Wason has a PhD in Ecology from the University of Michigan, where she wrote a thesis about plant flatulence while broadcasting music and other sounds from the studios of WCBN-FM. She studied grasshoppers as an undergrad at the University of Houston. Currently, Liz is exploring North American cities in an RV and produces a radio show from the road. Check out her blog at lizwason.wordpress.comWorking Now radio story:

David Weinberg is a freelance producer based in Los Angeles. His work has been broadcast on NPR, Voice of America, The World, Hearing Voices, Marketplace, 99% Invisible, WireTap, Transom.org and Love + Radio. He is also the producer of the podcast Random Tape which you can find on iTunes or at RandomTape.comWorking Now radio story: Wilbert Rawlins Jr., high school band director

 

Myke Dodge Weiskopf is a radio producer, historian, sound artist and composer based in Los Angeles, CA. He is the founder and producer of ShortWaveMusic, a global ethnomusicology project which travels the world documenting regional and folkloric music via international broadcasting. By day, he is a radio producer and music supervisor for several public radio shows. More info is available at www.myke.me or soundcloud.com/shortwavemusicWorking Now radio story: Miss Barbie Q, drag queen in Los Angeles 

Nadia Wilson is an Independent Radio and Multimedia Producer. Check out her work at nadiajwilson.com. She is a SoundCloud fellow with the project “From Here to There“. Working Now radio story: Edya, shoe-shiner

 

 

Sharif Youssef is a junior studying cognitive science at Yale University. He grew up in Egypt and West Virginia. He, too, is confused about how this happened. Sharif learned to produce radio in Allyson McCabe’s radio-writing seminar in college; he hopes Working Now will broaden his audience beyond his professor, girlfriend, and cats. Sharif acts regularly and sings baritone in his a cappella group, The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus. He hopes to produce radio for a living one day because he never tires of hearing his father tell him, “You have a face for radio.” His work can be found on PRXWorking Now radio story: John Gage, Minister

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