draws me to radio is the personal narrative, and the political transformation
that can come from hearing stories from the heart. From gay Mormons, Green
Party candidates, to unionizing bicycle messengers, I seek out people
not often heard on the radio.
I'm a graduate of the University of Michigan, Residential College, where
I majored in Women's Studies and Anthropology. In 1998, I started working
as a freelance reporter for KPFA and Pacifica Network News, covering social
justice issues. Since then, I've worked with Free Speech Radio News, Democracy
Now!, and KPFA's News Department in various capacities: as anchor,
reporter, assignment editor, and engineer. I've taught documentary, feature,
and news workshops to KPFA's affirmative action apprentice program, of
which I'm a graduate. I also produced audio profile segments for the New York Times' "Race in America" series.
produced several documentaries, including three documentaries for Outright
Radio, a national queer program distributed by Public Radio International
(PRI). One of my first documentaries, a collaborative project, "Serious
Humor," won an award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters
(2000), another documentary was a finalist in the finalists in 2002 and 2003 competition.
I'm the Director of Production and Training at the National Radio Project, which produces
Making Contact, a nationally-syndicated half-hour
weekly program committed to investigative journalism and in-depth critical
analysis. Over the past two-years, I have produced several in-depth reports on topics such as civil liberties and the constitution, queer youth, the
affordable housing crisis, the state of today's oceans, and toxic chemicals
in the body. In January 2004, I travelled to India to report on the
grassroots activist conference, the World Social Forum.