Monday, October 31, 2011

Mt. Maidu country, revisited

Aired on Living on Earth on October 28, 2011.

A new version of the story of Mt. Maidu people working to gain formal stewardship of tribal lands.

Grapes of Wrath in Volcano, CA

Aired on The California Report magazine on Friday, October 28th, 2011.

I visit a tiny Gold Rush town whose theater company staged a story written 70 years ago that is totally relevant today: The Grapes of Wrath.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Listen In at Log Cabin Ranch: Radio Diaries of Incarcerated Youth

This spring, I got to work with The Beat Within and inspirational co-teacher Will Roy. Each week we drove out to the hills of La Honda to meet with young men from San Francisco incarcerated at Log Cabin Ranch. We interviewed them, gave them a few pointers on collecting audio, and asked them to record diaries of their daily lives. They blew us away with their humor and honesty. These pieces aired in a series called Listen In at Log Cabin Ranch on New America Now on KALW. Here's the whole series: