I got into audio completely by accident. Bored of MSU’s introduction to writing classes, I took the broadcast equivalent with Professor Geri Alumit Zeldes, and ended up in her graduate level course reporting on Lansing-area immigrants a year later. After that, I started producing audio pieces for my job through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. I also participate in and sometimes produce podcasts and audio stories for my current employer, MIRS. So take a listen to learn about everything from Bees to how cow manure can run an engine.

Technical note: All of these pieces were recorded on a Marantz PMD620 and edited in either Audacity or Pinnacle.

This first piece is about some hard-working canines I met at AgExpo, an annual event drawing 16,000 people to our campus.

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This is a story I did about the World Mission Thrift Store in Lansing. Great little place, great little story.

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Did you know 80 percent of our crops need pollinators to survive? Me either, until I met a woman who’s dedicated her research and an entire garden to bees.

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This next story is the product of a contentious legislative committee meeting about the number of licensed WIC vendors in Michigan.

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This is an audio piece that I paired with photographs on the Occupy Lansing group.

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