My Work

Remarks in Media

Here are some of the interviews I've done on the power and value of public media in the lives of Americans, cultural affairs and the importance of local community radio.

In addition to making the case for community media, I've spoken on journalism's core mission, including a 2010 interview on challenging anti-Semitism with contextual coverage.

My 2019 Maynard Institute fellowship was covered by Radio World and Current. My Sulzberger fellowship was covered by AllAccess and Current.

 

Public Speaking and Engagements

I do a variety of public speaking and training on various media subjects, including digital strategy, audio production, radio content and more. Among the events I have spoken at include:

You are encouraged to follow me on Twitter for updates on upcoming engagements near you.

 

Writing and Longform

During my NFCB tenure, I wrote a weekly column for Radio World on noncommercial media news, ideas, trends and growth opportunities. You can read the archive here.

For NFCB I authored a variety of guides, including a diversity, equity and inclusion playbook for community media and a primer on podcasting for community radio stations. These are still available to NFCB member organizations.

A few more essays and reports I have written include:

The topics I have covered in books include:

  • Economic crises’ impact on communities of color (The End of the World as We Know It? Crisis, Resistance, and the Age of Austerity)
  • Incarceration rates and legacy effects on diverse communities (The End of Prisons: Reflections from the Decarceration Movement)
  • Latin American populist movements and their global influence (The Accumulation of Freedom: Writings on Anarchist Economics)

In addition, a 2004 radio interview I did with controversial political theorist J. Sakai was transcribed and appeared in the updated release of the book Settlers: The Mythology of the White Proletariat from Mayflower to Modern.

 

Audio Production Work

As a program director and news producer, I have an extensive list of audio work to my credit. I also produced NFCB's podcast Up for Air.

I've conducted many interviews on subjects of interest. A few include:

In addition, I produced national live radio coverage of events such as the Left Forum and National Conference for Media Reform.