Tag Archives: NPR

Kaki King Dreams of Melody, ‘Revenge’ (May 4, 2008)

I had been looking for an excuse to get Kaki King back into NPR’s studios since I heard her interview promoting her album “Legs to Make Us Longer.” She’s a musical innovator, using instruments ‘incorrectly’ (she treats her guitar as … Continue reading

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Fresh Foods Ring in Persian New Year of Nowruz (March 16, 2008)

This was my first field-production recording assignment. I’ve always loved working with food writer Bonny Wolf, and getting to visit Najmieh Batmanglij’s beautiful Georgetown home was such a treat. (It wasn’t until I got there that I learned her son … Continue reading

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From Cannoli to Chapati: A Baker’s Culinary Journey (January 27, 2008)

I got to eat some incredible pastries while producing this interview/story, but the absolute best part of the project was getting to work with legendary NPR journalist Danny Zwerdling. I prepped and produced this piece for Weekend Edition. Baker’s Culinary Journey Piece … Continue reading

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Pollyanna: Spirit of Optimism Born Out of War (January 27, 2008)

NPR explored archetypes with its “In Character” series, and I collected audio and arranged interviews for Weekend Edition Sunday Host Liane Hansen. Then I edited and mixed the audio. I love radio production and pop culture, so this was a dream assignment. (Bonus: … Continue reading

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Poking Fun At Stereotypes In ‘Allah Made Me Funny’ (October 6, 2008)

As an editorial assistant (EA) at NPR, it was my job to pitch interview ideas, book guests, research the topics, and script introductions and questions for the host. I prepped and scripted this interview for Michel Martin of NPR’s Tell … Continue reading

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Boy On Life Support Stirs Debate On Faith, End-Of-Life Care (November 14, 2008)

As an editorial assistant (EA) at NPR, it was my job to pitch interview ideas, book guests, research the topics, and script introductions and questions for the host. I prepped and scripted this interview for Michel Martin of NPR’s Tell … 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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