November 6, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Another story from California’s Santa Ynez valley. This one involves stellar music, an appreciative audience, a killer venue, and some really, really cool people. Happy listening!
October 15, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Take one hundred or so kids, add paddleboards, support boats, and thirteen miles of California coastline, and you’ve got the Keiki Paddle. The paddle is an amazing, life-affirming event that takes place each summer off the coast of Santa Barbara. The kids interviewed for this story tell it best. Happy listening!
October 2, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Tara Gomez always knew she wanted to work with wine. A degree in enology, followed by apprenticeships at wineries in California, France, and Spain eventually led her back home, to California’s Santa Ynez valley. Today Tara, a member of the Santa Ynez band of the Chumash, crafts fine wines for the tribe’s Kita label, using grapes grown on tribal land. This piece aired on KQED. Salud!
July 18, 2013 § Leave a Comment
Charcoal portraits, photographs, collage, sculpture: an amazing art exhibit, created by teens, inspired by grandparents and significant elders. This story, which captures the emotion of opening night, aired on KQED’s The California Report.
September 7, 2012 § Leave a Comment
May 21, 2012 § Leave a Comment
Drugs, drink and depression had caused Brenda’s life to spiral out of control. At the age of forty-seven she became homeless, and spent the next two and a half years living on the streets and in various shelters. Brenda was four months into her stay at WillBridge Santa Barbara- a supportive housing program that helps the homeless transition from life on the street back to society- when we first met. Over the next six months, she shared her story with me.
It Keeps Me In Line: Brenda’s Story was presented on May 18, 2012 at The Certificate in Documentary Arts Final Project Ceremony at the Nasher Museum at Duke University.
February 9, 2012 § Leave a Comment