Radio + Audio Storytelling

I was excited when my neighborhood, Dayton's Bluff in St. Paul, started a low-power FM station owned and run by community members. I helped get WEQY 104.7 FM on the air and streaming back in 2014. As WEQY's Program Director in 2018-19, I coordinated a Get Out The Vote community outreach and radio programming project and helped several new interview and issue-focused shows and podcasts reach the air. Currently, I'm producing several podcasts and working with others on theirs. Check out the projects here on the site and let me know if you have ideas you'd be interested in making happen. I'd love to help.

MAHSC is the Metro Area Historical Society Collaborative – a partnership of Minnesota county historical societies in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul (Twin Cities) metropolitan area. In 2020, I sat down with archaeologist, Jeremy Nienow, and recorded a series of conversations about the archaeology projects he conducted in each of the Collaborative's counties – Dakota, Ramsey, Scott – in 2019-2020. I combined the edited versions of these conversations with site photos, historical images and video clips to produce a series of videos for MAHSC.

Coco's Barrio – Teatro del Pueblo's bi-lingual live theater and variety show – is now a podcast! I was a sound engineer and live-on-stage Foley sound effects performer for the original Coco's stage shows. Now I have the honor of recording, co-producing, and editing the Coco's Barrio podcast. It's just like the stage show but more intimate with new surprises. Check out the debut episode and stay tuned for more!

Freedom's Promise is a podcast I produced, recorded, and edited. The series was created by professor and author Duchess Harris. Duchess wrote and hosted the show with her son, Zach Thomas as a co-host. Freedom's Promise explores African-American topics that are covered in Duchess's book series which is written for third-to-sixth grade readers. In each episode, Zach and Duchess provide an overview, share relevant audio clips, and have an honest dialogue about the issues and people connected to the featured topic. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.

In fall 2018, Only a Game, NPR's sports radio show, hired me to travel to Sauk Rapids, Minn. to record reporter Tal Pinchevsky's interview with Austin Howard and his parents. Austin, born in Haiti, was adopted by the Howard family in 2010 after the devastating earthquake there. Once in Sauk Rapids, Austin almost immediately took to snow, ice, skates and hockey. Click on "read more" to listen to his story.

I produce, record, and edit this health and wellness podcast that is hosted by its creators, Francine Tolbert and Glaiza Regis. Fran and Glaiza interview experts and bring their own perspective as women of color and mothers to each episode's topic. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.

Sue Scott's podcast, Island of Discarded Women, is a mix of radio theater satire, original songs, and inspiring conversations with women who share their personal stories. As an honored ally, I engineered the recording of the podcast's live performances during its inaugural tenure at the Nord Social Hall in Minneapolis. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.

I'm honored to be the guest engineer when co-hosts Sarah and Dimity come to Minnesota to record live episodes of their weekly podcast that explores the intersection of running and mothering. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.

Coco's Barrio is a bi-lingual, live radio theater and variety show. I engineer the live recording, radio simulcast, and even perform the show's sound effects live on stage alongside the actors. Click the "read more" for full details and to listen to episodes.