My career in Radio has taken me all over, from street corners in The Bay, to the homes of former political prisoners in Burma. I am a producer for the National Radio show Snap Judgment (WNYC studios). I make music, produce segments, engineer the show, and enjoy my job.
I am also a producer with the podcast Ear Hustle. Ear Hustle tells the stories of life inside prison, shared by those living it. Ear Hustle details the stories of life inside prison, shared and produced by those living it. The podcast is a partnership between Nigel Poor, a Bay Area visual artist and Earlonne Woods, formerly incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, and was co-founded with fellow inmate Antwan Williams.
Zim Heavy: Rock and Revolution in Zimbabwe (Snap Judgment / Vinyl Me Please / Now-Again Records) Producer
Before there was Zimbabwe, there was the “Heavy” scene. In the 1970’s, Rock music rang out from the black townships in Rhodesia. One band, Wells Fargo, became the voice of the people. Founding members Ebba Chitambo and Never Mpofu tell their story of music and revolution in the face of an oppressive government.
J Dilla's Lost Scrolls (NPR Snap Judgment) Producer
When record store owner Jeff Bubeck buys an old record collection out of an abandoned storage unit, he has no idea what he’s stumbled across. Jeff learns the collection once belonged to the late J Dilla, one of the greatest hip hop producers of all time. Along with the thousands of LP’s from Dilla’s personal collection, there is something else that is uncovered, something huge.
Permission To Speak - Global Story Project (co-producer)
As Burma transitions from dictatorship to democracy, hundreds of political prisoners have been freed after decades behind bars. In this story, eight of these freed political prisoners struggle to rebuild their lives, and test the emerging democracy. This production is part of the Global Story Project, with support from the Open Society Foundations. Presented by PRX, the Public Radio Exchange. Lead Producer: Anna Sussman
Homeboy Sandman - Survival of the Freshest (NPR Snap Judgment) Producer
Today, Homeboy Sandman is a successful musician. But in 2008, he was an unknown and trying to launch his music career. At the time, he decided that he would only make money through music -- even if it meant going into huge debt, which he did. But then he found out about an MC competition with big money on the line. What happened next changed his entire life.
I have also worked with The New York Times, This American Life, 99 Percent Invisible, Love + Radio, Weekend Edition, All Things Considered, Re:Sound, Making Contact, The California Report, and others.