I became interested in radio and audio production in 2008 when I worked for the DataCenter in Oakland, CA and co-created a radio documentary with support from the National Radio Project and the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation. Following that experience I worked at the Prometheus Radio Project as a support to low-power radio stations and became a part of the Media Mobilizing Project in Philadelphia. When I moved to New York, I continued to pursue a career in media and began to make pieces as a freelance journalist. From 2012-2014, I hosted Profiles in Funk, a weekly music show on BBOX: Brooklyn Community Radio. From 2015-2016, I honed my skills at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University.
Selected Audio Pieces
Third Coast Festival – Ant Farm
A short “nature” documentary that explores the world of the formicarium or ant farm with expert Claire Craig. Radio Cinema ShortDocs. 2016.
Center for Documentary Studies – Slap!
This piece follows a personal quest to learn more about the Jewish tradition of the period slap. What begins as blood stories quickly moves to coming of age stories and the relationships between mothers and daughters. 2016.
Center for Documentary Studies – Last Visit to Hartman Road
This audio essay explores personal connections to Holocaust histories, queer family, and a Haifa family album. 2015.
Center for Documentary Studies – Hollywood Theater
Short documentary of the history of an African American movie theater in Carrboro, NC. 2015.
Center for Documentary Studies – When We Came Out On The Field
This piece on softball excerpts oral histories with co-founders of the Atlanta Lesbian/Feminist Alliance (ALFA) in the 1970s. 2015.
Center for Documentary Studies – German-Jewish Dialogue Group
This audio piece chronicles a dialogue group that has existed for twenty years of German and Jews in the Boston area. 2015.
Feminist Magazine – “Left On Pearl”
In the above radio show, I interviewed Rochelle Ruthchild, a co-director of the film “Left On Pearl,” which chronicles a women’s takeover of a Harvard building in 1971. I have worked on this documentary project in its various stages since 2002 and have been particularly involved in organizing its vast oral history collection. For more info check out: http://www.leftonpearl.org/ 2013.
Feminist Magazine – “It’s Good To Be Needed”
This was my first piece for Feminist Magazine, which airs weekly on KPFK in Los Angeles. I interview Michelle Pearson Clarke about her recent queer photography project, “It’s Good To Be Needed” and the Feminist Art Gallery of Toronto. For more info check out: http://www.goodtobeneeded.com/ 2013.
BBOX Brooklyn Community Radio – Profiles in Funk
I deejayed a weekly funk show from 2012-2014 on downtown Brooklyn’s BBOX Radio . Each show was based around a theme of funk and often included archival interview clips. Profiles in Funk included Dana Feldesman and other guests.
Media Mobilizing Project – Radio Unidad
I was a part of a collective of producers and West Philadelphians who collaborated on pieces for Radio Unidad on WPEB. In this piece, I covered high school activism surrounding lack of school funding with Javier Sampedro. 2010.
Making Contact – Radio collaboration with Winnemem Wintu
This radio piece aired nationally and was co-produced with Michael Preston and Andrew Stelzer. It discusses California water politics, the right to sacred spaces, federal recognition, and Wintu activism. 2008.
Center for Documentary Studies – “Harrell and Me”
This short documentary follows a contract gravedigger in North Carolina. It was created at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. 2013.