Posts categorized “News”

Ahousaht: Story of a Skatepark

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My feature documentary ‘Ahousaht: Story of a Skatepark’ aired recently on CBC1’s Unreserved. This was an incredibly fulfilling piece to make – it’s my first piece for Canadian radio and the CBC, and a wonderfully positive and uplifting story to boot. I also received fantastically supportive mentoring from Iris Yudai, Executive Producer of Unreserved, via the brilliant Doc Project. Listen online here, or even better, subscribe to the Unreserved podcast for your weekly dose of Indigenous community, culture and conversation.

First work for CBC

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I am beyond thrilled to be currently producing my first radio documentary for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation! The finished doc will air on CBC1’s Unreserved, the radio space for Indigenous community, culture and conversation. And that’s not all – I was also lucky enough to be selected for CBC’s Doc Project Mentorship Program, which pairs veteran producers with emerging talent, and airs the resulting documentary on the CBC1 show, The Doc Project. My mentor is the  editor of Unreserved, Iris Yudai, who has over 20 years experience at CBC, and who I am enjoying working with immensely. Read all about me and my fellow mentees and our forthcoming documentaries here.

The Reunion – Tate Modern

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The last BBC programme I worked on before moving to Canada has finally been broadcast! It’s an episode of the long-running, award-winning Radio 4 series The Reunion, which reunites a group of people intimately involved in a moment of modern history – which in this edition is the opening of Tate Modern, Britain’s first national museum of modern art. I started researching and assembling the archive materials for this Reunion way back in 2014, so it was a real pleasure to hear some of those clips again in the finished programme. But my favourite moment came during one of the group discussions, when Tate Director Nick Serota recalled the Queen’s question to him on entering the Rothko Room for the first time: “Is this man into Zen?”

New card + KCRW’s Radio Race

Hello and long time no see! Yes, it’s been a little quiet here for the last couple of years (!), mainly due to my moving to Canada in March 2015 and taking a little hiatus from journalism. However, I am over the moon to report that that hiatus is now more or less over – more details will be coming soon, but until then, here is my brand spanking new business card – available for commissions and collaborations, teaching and trades! And for your listening pleasure, here are my 2015 and 2016 entries into KCRW’s fabulous annual Race Race, a hugely fun 24-hour radio challenge.

NPR’s All Things Considered

I recorded the London side of this interview with The Guardian’s Michael White about the upcoming Royal Jubilee for NPR’s flagship news programme All Things Considered.

From Chengdu to Brixton…

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My article for the online magazine GoChengdoo about the sale of Vincent Van Gogh’s onetime London home to a Sichuanese businessman can be read here.

Audio slideshow on BBC Radio 4 website

Spectators at a wrestling match in Dakar, Senegal. Photograph © Jane Labous

I was recently very lucky to have the opportunity to make an audio slideshow to accompany the first episode of new BBC Radio 4 series The Global Reach.

The slideshow is available to watch online here, but unfortunately due to some technical issues the image quality is not the best it could be, so I’d suggest that it’s best viewed off full-screen mode.

The photographs and audio are courtesy of the very talented Jane Labous.

Occupy Finsbury Square

Short news wrap on the Occupy Finsbury Square protest camp, made for my MA Radio course on 24th October 2011.