Podcasting / Audio Production
• Distillations – Extracts from the Past, Present and Future of Chemistry – a bi-monthly podcast for the Chemical Heritage Foundation.
• Pulse of the Planet – Exploring the world through sound – two-minute sound portraits of Planet Earth.
• Sound and Story Project – Stories of the Hudson Valley told through everyday voices.
• Annual Reviews Audio – Interview series with luminary scientists in the Biomedical, Life, Physical, and Social Sciences.
• B-Side Radio – Stories from the other side. B-Side is a podcast and public radio program featuring unique, sound-rich stories from across the country.
• Frida Kahlo:
• Louise Nevelson:
• Dead Sea Scrolls:
Public Radio Reporting: Breaking News
• BART VOICER, 7AM – KQED Radio News, April 30, 2007 – The morning commute is underway on the day after a tanker truck explosion that destroyed a section of the MacArthur maze. Reporter Mia Lobel is at the McArthur BART station in Oakland where commuters are starting to arrive.
• AIRPORT SECURITY TECH SPOT – KQED Radio News, August 16, 2007 – Air travelers have gotten used to the long lines and delays that inevitably accompany a trip to the airport. But a new program at SFO may help speed things along. Mia Lobel has the story.
• TITLE IX SPOT – KQED Radio News, August 24, 2007 – A series of gender discrimination lawsuits against California universities has raised concerns in the state legislature that school athletic programs are not meeting their Title IX requirements. A committee of state Senators convenes this morning at UC Berkeley for a hearing on the issue. Mia Lobel has more.
• WASTE MANAGEMENT SPOT – KQED Radio News, July 25, 2007 – Contract negotiations between Waste Management and the Teamsters union continue today. Meanwhile, trash festers in some Oakland neighborhoods, creating a potential health hazard – and a major headache – for residents, city managers, and Waste Management officials. Mia Lobel has more.
Public Radio Reporting: Features
• Kiva.org Borrower Profile – The Tavis Smiley Show, July 2009 – Kiva.org has been making a difference for years for borrowers in the developing world, by using the internet to hook them up with small scale lenders around the globe. The service is now available to US borrowers, and producer Mia Lobel has this profile of new Kiva borrower Amanda Keppert.
• Computers with Voices – KQED Radio News, September 2000 – a look at the future of voice activated technology. (winner of the 2001 PRNDI award for student soft feature)
• Smythe’s Accordion Shop – KQED Radio News, February 2001 – a profile of an unusual Oakland-based business.
• Casual Carpool – KQED Radio News, April 2001 – a ride-along with commuters in this unique Bay Area tradition.
• San Francisco Meter Maid, Blanca Montoya – B-Side, September 2002 – An insider’s view of how people treat meter maids, for B-Side’s “Transportation” show. (also aired on KQED FM’s Hot Soup.)
• Mr. Fix-It – B-Side, February 2002 – A profile of… well… my dad, for B-Side’s “How Things Work” show.
• The Birdman of Telegraph Hill – B-Side, July 2002 – a profile of Mark Bittner, the San Francisco man who adopted a flock of wild parrots near his Telegraph Hill home, for B-Side’s “Pets” show.
• A Love Story – B-Side, April 2002 – The unlikely story of how Chris Gaither and Caitlyn Lang met, for B-side’s “Love” show. (all music from the Slow Jams 1997 mix)
• The Redevelopment of Bayview Hunters Point – KALX, May 2001 – part four of a thirty-minute environmental justice story documenting the lives of residents in San Francisco’s most toxic neighborhood. In this segment, the neighbors find out that a toxic fire has been burning less than half a mile from some of their homes.
Youth Radio Production
• Junior ROTC – NPR’s Morning Edition, October 2001 – Youth Radio’s Bobby Thompson narrates this view of youth and the possibility of war with Afghanistan, just after Sept. 11.
• High School Cliques – Latino USA, January 2003 – Youth Radio’s advanced journalism class produced this story about race and the high school popularity game.
• Revolution – B-Side, October 2001 – An exercise in free writing with my 10th grade English composition class at Maybeck High School, for B-Side’s “Revolution” show.
Tellme Networks, Audio Production
• Seattle Olympic Sculpture Park – a mock-up of an audio tour and comment line for visitors Seattle’s newest outdoor art space. (presented to park creators, Fall 2005)
• Davinci Code Trailers – movie trailers remixed and optimized for cell phone use, to promote ticket sales of the movie.
• Caller Intro
• Santa Tracker – a holiday service on 1-800-555-TELL that allows callers to track Santa’s progress across the country. (Winter 2004-2006)
• Caller Intro
• Frosty’s Update
• Elves’ Workshop
• Reindeer Games
• Elfin Snowball Fight
• Mrs. Claus in Pennsylvania
• Elf at Indy 500
• Santa Newsflash in Maine
• Merrill Lynch Mickey Mouse – a character demo for Merrill Lynch’s Disney stock plan line.