Selected Radio Production Work
This page collects some selected stories to which I contributed pitches, research, pre-interviewing, and booking, and in some cases web writing, audio editing and web content production. Work here is from With Good Reason (Virginia Humanities) and Stateside (Michigan Radio).
The production process is collaborative, so my role varies slightly in each case.
Infrastructures of Power
Natural gas production has been ramping up. How do we balance environmental concerns and the public good?
A full-hour radio episode considering infrastructure, science, and society.
In 1898, a black man named John Henry James was lynched in Charlottesville, Virginia, right across the street from what is now With Good Reason’s studios.
Content warning: this episode includes vivid descriptions of lynching, racial terror, and police brutality.
Woman discusses grief, loss, and finding common ground after abortion at 21 weeks
Full segment interview with Rachel Redmond about her experience having an abortion later in pregnancy.
In time of racial tension, U of M stages a contemporary look at slavery
Interview with Director Timothy Douglas about the University of Michigan's production of Insurrection: Holding History.
Breaking ground: being young and transgender in Michigan
Hour-long radio documentary on issues facing trans youth, including interviews with trans individuals, their families, and academic experts.
"Joy is like a gasoline:" How Michigan's black activists build solidarity online
Full segment interview with Amber Williams and Morgan Willis, participants in the 2016 #UMBLACKOUT Black Digital Activism conference.
PBS Newshour: See a map that explains Flint’s lead test results
I checked and analyzed ZIP Code data for this map of Flint's water contamination. Map made by Mark Brush using SmartyStreets tool.
Driverless cars could open the roads to people with disabilities
Full segment interview with Cathy McAdam and John Lapetz about the role that autonomous vehicles could play in disability communities.
How can Michigan's Native communities address sexual assault and domestic violence?
Interview with Lori Jump and Rachel Carr, Executive Director and Policy Specialist at Uniting Three Fires Against Violence in Michigan.
When did we start calling Michigan "the Mitten State?"
Short on-air interview that Zoe Clark conducted with me about my brief obsession with Michigan-related popular nomenclature.