SOME WORK

In Lieu Of Reciprocity, A Recipe For South Dallas :: Dallas Morning News, 5/23/17

Why Did The City of Dallas Censor (And Then Reinstate) A Public Art Project It Helped Fund? :: Texas Observer, 4/21/17

Black History, Whole, At South Dallas Cultural Center's Summer Program :: D Magazine, 2/15/17

Protests Continue at DFW Airport As Detainees Are Released :: D Magazine, 1/29/17

Art At The End Of The World: Ecology In The Age Of Inner Turmoil :: D Magazine, 12/16/16

Tig Notaro And The Politics Of Being Apolitical :: D Magazine, 11/28/16

A Gallery Down The Phone Line :: Culture With Robert Bound, Monocle 24, 10/24/16

Fiction In Translation: Deep Vellum Bookshop and Publishers, Culture With Robert Bound, Monocle 24, 5/30/16

Analog Coupland, The Urbanist, Monocle 24, 5/8/14

Good/Bad Art Collective Sells Forever With Mysterious Infomercial :: KERA 90.1, 2/6/14

How A Rockwall Jingle Maker's Harmonica Put Fire In Pitbull's "Timber" :: KERA 90.1, 12/24/13 (with Lauren Silverman)

 

SERIES

Cut In, Texas Standard

A 15-week new music series, airing on Thursdays during the Texas Standard's News Roundup and heard on NPR members stations in Dallas, Austin, Houston, San Antonio, and in other cities across Texas. Amid scarcity of local music coverage on public radio news stations with arts reporters, the goal was to impose on the headlines short audio recommendation essays featuring artists from or tied to Texas. NPR urges member stations to "sound more like America," and this series was both a playful answer to that call and a way to employ surprise within the newsmagazine format. These artist-to-audience introductions took different forms: career retrospectives pegged to new releases, like this segment on Leanne Macomber (Young Ejecta, Neon Indian); features on songs that process experience relevant to locale and current social and political climate, like rapper Buffalo Black's take-back of patriotic symbols from anti-Black powers; and a documentation of places in the state, like this ender on Amarillo's Hayden Pedigo ahead of his live score at Dallas Video Fest.

 

Voices of Freedom Summer, KERA 90.1 and PBS NewsHour

PBS planned to run an American Experience documentary on the historic effort to register black voters in the South, upon the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer and the signing of the Civil Rights Act into law by president Lyndon B. Johnson. For the weeks leading up to the airing I produced stories told to me by activists, students and teachers that showed the impact of that short span of time on the Civil Rights era - and also communicated the degree to which many people don't understand the ongoing struggle for voting rights that is so frustrating for workers who lost friends and risked their lives. The arc of the series is intentional; you can hear it in order at PBS NewsHour.