Category Archives: Freelance

Gary Small wins fourth Native American Music Award

The Native American Music Awards have been lauding Sheridan, WY-based Gary Small for his broad ranges of styles and talents for years. His latest album, “Hostiles and Renegades” has a heavy reggae influence. I wrote spots about his for Wyoming … Continue reading

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Day in the Life: Taxpayer Advocate (April 11-12, 2009)

For this freelance piece, Marketplace Money sent me to the IRS to interview the national taxpayer advocate about her job. I asked her about the purpose for her position, public perception, and her pay scale. American Public Media edited and … Continue reading

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Postcard: After Hurricanes, How To Heal Haiti (March 2, 2009)

Being a contractor at NPR afforded me a lot of free time for travel. My mother and uncle had been deeply involved in supporting a Catholic mission in northern Haiti for years at that point, and traveled there often. I … Continue reading

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Postcard: A taste of beef in South Korea (October 19, 2008)

During a trip to South Korea, I noticed signs on many restaurants assuring potential customers that their beef was not from the United States. This baffled me, as America’s beef export industry is enormous. It turns out, there was a … Continue reading

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Embassy [Skid] Row (June 20, 2008)

This was the first piece I filed for the BBC/Public Radio International show “The World.” Some foreign embassies across Washington, DC were falling into disrepair. Wealthier countries had lovely diplomatic offices, many of which hosted thriving social scenes. But poorer … Continue reading

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Church Aims to Integrate Cultures in Celebration (December 16, 2007)

This was my first freelance piece for NPR. I had moved to DC from Harrisonburg, VA and was interested in the way parts of the rural community were working to welcome and share resources and fellowship with the growing immigrant … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tourists Warned To Watch For Bears (June 18, 2012)

After reading about a string of human deaths caused by bears in Yellowstone National Park, I pitched a story to NPR looking into the needs and habits of bears… and the habits and misconceptions of park visitors. I spent a … Continue reading

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