AUDIO: Radio Stories Portfolio

Here’s a selective portfolio of stories I’ve produced for Blue Ridge Public Radio:

2019

An Award For Hardest-Working Local Musician? Ashley Heath Could Claim Trophy (Dec. 23, 2019)

Asheville Filmmaker On The Rise Has Turned Her Apartment Into Intimate Public Installation (Dec. 5, 2019)

Cherokee Chamber Singers Both Ambassadors And Students Of Their Culture (Nov. 5, 2019)

As Musashi Xero, Tyler Jackson Raps His Grief, Anger Over Friend’s Death By Overdose (Oct. 24, 2019)

His Life Path Is Music But, For 16-Year-Old Aaron Lipsky, The Trails Lead Everywhere (Sep. 24, 2019)

With Wortham’s Embrace, Asheville’s Different Strokes Fulfilling Its Own And Theater’s Missions (Sep. 16, 2019)

Asheville Wooden Chairmaker Part of NC Contingent Looking For Gold In Dubai (Sep. 11, 2019)

After NYTimes Mention, Asheville Band Secret Shame Releasing Debut, Along With Demons That Shaped It (Sep. 9, 2019)

In New Exhibition, Two Nonbinary Artists Further Mission Of Campaign For Southern Equality (Aug. 27, 2019)

From Dual Tragedies Of His Youth, Edwin Salas Says ‘I Make Performance From My Trauma’ (Aug. 22, 2019)

Pointing Way To Downtown’s Arts Destinations More Complicated Than Mere Signage (Aug. 20, 2019)

While Their Friendship Goes Beyond Music, Stage Director Knew Who To Ask For The Perfect Soundtrack (July 29, 2019)

17 Novels Into His Mystery Series, Asheville Writer Grumbles Past Mystery of Becoming Published (July 8, 2019)

Russian Trolling, An Asheville Facebook Profile And An Amateur Sleuth To Connect The Dots (June 6, 2019)

Teens Of Color Helping To Document, Spotlight Asheville’s Southside Stories (June 3, 2019)

Part 1 of 2: Asheville Arts Leaders Unify For Greater Awareness And Funding (May 21, 2019)

Part 2 of 2: Hurdles Stand Between Arts Leaders And County Support They Seek (May 21, 2019)

Many Performers Call On A Higher Power Before Taking The Stage. This Group Has An Inside Track (April 9, 2019)

Art, Activism Entwined For DeWayne Barton In Mission To Uplift Asheville’s Black Community (April 3, 2019)

‘Important Theater’ Takes Current Relevance at Blue Ridge Community College (March 28, 2019)

Devoted to Connecting Asheville’s Music Scene, Jessica Tomasin Asks Community to Connect Beyond (March 19, 2019)

After Losing Nearly Everything Defining Her Life, Jane Kramer Found Her Own Musical Voice (Feb. 25, 2019)

Tryon Artist Margaret Curtis Hasn’t Lost the Fire That Made Her a Rising Star in New York (Feb. 12, 2019)

Survival in the DNA of Malaprop’s Bookstore and its Singularly Focused Founder (Feb. 6, 2019)

Joanne Chan Photographed Celebrities. Her Frames Behind the Seedier Scenes Hold Gallery Spotlight (Jan. 31, 2019)

Asheville’s Connection to 61st Grammy Awards Relegated to the Liner Notes (Jan. 28, 2019)

Anya Hinkle of Tellico Moved to Asheville for Bluegrass, but Found Soul of the Music in Japan (Jan. 9, 2019)

2018

Unlike Movie ‘Dumplin’, Story of Asheville Comic Hilliary Begley Doesn’t Wrap in a Tidy Bow (Dec. 28, 2018)

Ousted in a ‘Coup’ from the Theater He Founded, Samuels Starts Anew with Sublime (Oct. 22, 2018)

When the Audience is Still and Silent, Free Planet Radio Hears Applause (Oct. 1, 2018)

Asheville Choral Society Plots an Expanding Color Palette Running Deeper Than the Music (Sept 21, 2018)

Highlands Playhouse Marks its 80th Birthday at an Artistic and Financial Crossroads (July 26, 2018)

Arts For Life Gives an Ailing 12-Year-Old an Avenue to Thank Her Mother in Song (July 16, 2018)

Acclaimed Artist Mel Chin Lived Close But Worked Far. That Changed with Help of UNCA STEAM Students (June 28, 2018)

Asheville Percussion Festival Stretches How People Hear and Think of the Music (June 25, 2018)

When All Signs Point to ‘No,’ Terpsicorps Founder Heather Maloy Bulls Ahead with a Determined ‘Yes’ (June 18, 2018)

As French Broad Rises Above its Banks, History and Memory Weigh on the River Arts District (May 30, 2018)

Part Brilliance, Part Torment, Ian Ridenhour Toes a Mental Tightrope to Create His Music (May 23, 2018)

‘Totally Not a Cult,’ Wilcox Weekend Gathers a Tribe Around David Wilcox’s Music (May 16, 2018)

Asheville’s Gavin Geoffrey Dillard Shepherds Operetta Based on a Chapter of His Storied Life (May 9, 2018)

‘Three Billboards’ Up for Six Oscars. People in Sylva Would Like a Seventh: Best Location (Feb. 28, 2018)