Fulbright Spain 2018-19
During my second grant year in the Canary Islands, I spent time learning more about bilingual education models in Spain and alternative education systems. While teaching at Colegio A. Millares Carlo, I learned about a system called Amara Berri and was interested in how its approach impacts foreign language education. Below is a bilingual audio piece about my experience and what I learned during my grant year. Transcript in English coming soon!
I had the joy of completing my second Fulbright on the island of Fuerteventura, which is a relatively unknown place to many Americans. This is a short video showcasing some of the landscape with a few thoughts from me.
Making Waves - 2014-2017
For three years, I worked with Making Waves students to tell their stories. In teaching radio reporting, we hope the students learn more about their community and themselves.
This Rewind takes a look back on the stories from the first five semesters and what we've learned in the process.
El Agua Viva: Una historia de Cuba - 2016
This story comes from a reporting trip to Cuba, June 2016. Rafael is a system operator of a water filtration system in Sancti Spíritus. He explains why the system is so important to the city and its residents. The piece is bilingual- so Rafael's words are presented with a subtitled translation in English.
Support provided by the Donald and Eleanor Meisel Grant from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Minneapolis, Minn.
MY LIFE MY TOWN: FAITH, FAMILY, FOOTBALL - Fall 2015
This short documentary was part of a collaboration between KBIA and the Columbia Missourian to document the experiences of rural teenagers in Missouri.
Football is the center of the McFail family's life. In Jake's potentially last game as a senior, he explains the importance of the sport in his relationship with his father and town.
The full collaboration can be found here.
OSHA Investigates Heartland Dairy after Third Death in Three Years - October 2015
Following an investigative piece done by KBIA in 2014, Heartland doesn't allow reporters into their community. In this piece, I tried to find out more about the deaths at the dairy.
COLUMBIA ARTIST PAYS HIS WAY WITH 'GIGS' - December 2016
I produced this profile on local artist David Spear in collaboration with a Missouri Business Alert project on the gig economy.
GRANNY'S HOUSE SERVES AREA CHILDREN THROUGH MENTORSHIP PROGRAM - APRIL 2015
I spent an afternoon with the kids of Granny's House, a community resource for low-income families in Columbia, for this audio postcard.
COLUMBIA FESTIVALs: ROOTS N BLUES + TRUE/FALSE
Sculptures at Roots N Blues - October 2016
When Roots N Blues moved to Stephens Lake Park in Columbia a few years ago, the festival organizers suddenly had more space. Since then, a team has worked almost year-round to create the sculptures at the festival every year.
True/False Conversations - march 2017
Each spring, KBIA produces a series called "True/False Conversations" to preview Columbia's documentary film festival. We interview as many filmmakers as we can in order to offer festival-goers a different look at the films before the fest begins.
This year, as coordinating producer of the series, I edited the interviews and produced a half hour special, which aired throughout the festival weekend.
I spoke with director Theo Anthony about Rat Film for T/F Conversations. The film had its American debut at True/False.
From KBIA's Health & Wealth Desk
Efforts to Repeal ACA Cause Tax Confusion - APRIL 2017
I spoke with University of Missouri Extension Professor Andrew Zumwalt to clarify how a recent executive order impacts the ACA penalty, just in case anyone had any last minute questions before taxes were due.
Missouri Woman Uses Experience to Advocate for the Deaf - September 2015
I profiled Dr. Stephanie Logan, the executive director of the Leadership through Education and Advocacy for the Deaf Institute, in September of 2015.
University of Missouri Study Finds MOre Americans Are Planning for the End of Life - December 2015
Americans are living longer, and in most cases, that comes with more healthcare costs, especially at the end of life. I spoke with researchers at MU to learn more about how Americans are preparing for those costs.
ELECTION NIGHT 2016 - COLUMBIA CLINTON SUPPORTERS SURPRISED BY RESULTS
On Election night, I reported from the watch party at Ragtag Cinema, a non-profit theater in Columbia.
Election 2016: Caleb Rowden and His Policy Platform
I interviewed then-State Representative Caleb Rowden about his run for State Senator in September. This interview was part of KBIA's Talking Politics series following candidates to election day.
State, National Politicians Respond to University System President Resignation
The fall semester of 2015 was a turbulent one for the University of Missouri campus. On November 9, 2015, I worked with a team of KBIA reporters to cover the changes on campus as the University of Missouri system president and my campus' chancellor resigned following student protests.
MU Researchers Work to Reach Missouri Lawmakers via Social Media - January 2016
I spoke with researchers from the university about how they see Twitter as a means of sharing and promoting research to cause legislative change.
STATE REP. KIP KENDRICK FILES ETHICS REFORM BILLS - DECEMBER 2016
Missouri Representative Kip Kendrick and six other House Democrats filed seven ethics reform bills December 13.
New Survey Shows More Missourians Insured - September 2015
For the Health & Wealth Desk, I interviewed health economist Timothy McBride about the first survey of data on the impacts of the Affordable Care Act.
All of my clips from KBIA are available here.
KBIA & the Public Broadcasting Act
I produced this microdocumentary for my History of Journalism course, Fall 2015.
Behind the Wheel
I spent the summer of 2014 following the family behind Taxi Terry's in Columbia, Missouri.
I produced this short promotional video while I was an intern at la Fundación Mujeres Felices in Barcelona, Spain. The foundation runs the largest agency combatting Female Genital Mutilation in Burkina Faso.