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, cultura++l 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 pieces, essays and reports I have written include:

The topics I have covered in books include authoring and co-authoring works on:

  • 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.