NPR’s On Point
I co-produced the following hours for the daily, live, two-hour show On Point. Duties included research, booking guests, writing scripts and collecting sound bites.
The Justice Department charges Hollywood celebrities, coaches and CEOs in a massive college admissions cheating scandal. Allegations of Photoshopped faces on bodies of actual athletes, bribes and inflated test scores. This hour aired on March 13, 2019.
Southern states now make up the majority of new HIV diagnoses. We look at the political and structural reasons behind the increase, and at solutions. This hour aired on February 20, 2019.
“Sarah, American?” is a story about Sarah Hassan, a Palestinian American who feels a strong connection to a culture she’s never experienced. Edited to sound like a radio diary, the story illustrates the complexities of being a first-generation American, feeling like an "other" in your own home, and belonging to a country in peril.
PRI’s The World
I helped PRI’s The World reporter Carol Hills produce this piece by assisting in research, translation, and booking guests. This segment aired on The World on January 25, 2019.
Author Rosemary Gibson says that China is becoming the world’s pharmacy, but that development, she argues, comes with many risks.
Science writer Susan Freinkel chronicles the history of plastics and explores how, for better or worse, the material shapes our lives.
WGBH’s Early Edition
I collected field tape during the annual WGBH v. WBUR softball game. A version of this segment aired on WGBH’s Early Edition with Joe Mathieu on September 20, 2018.
Vinyl records are making a comeback. Record sales have increased in double-digits every year since 2012. To get a sense of why this is happening, I did a profile of one of the oldest record stores in the Boston area, “Skippy White's Records”. The store happens to be the only record store in Roxbury, too. I interviewed the owner, Mr. White himself, and the manager, Mark Segal, and they walked me through the history of the record industry.