Michigan Public Radio Network
Capitol Reporter (July 2016 – Present)
I cover Capitol news from bills to board meetings, and everything in between. Our coverage goes out to all NPR stations in Michigan and airs during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. I also submit stories for national audience including visits to Michigan by both major presidential nominees for the 2016 election, the Flint Water Crisis, and unique legislation.
Programs that reduce recidivism could be casualties in budget fight over prison spending
In about face, legislature OKs bills as donations pour in
Experts say outlawing female genital mutilation alone can’t stop it
Tribe working to make sure money isn’t an obstacle in school mascot debate
Michigan prosecutors balance new rights of juvenile lifers against promises made to victims
WKAR Freelance Reporter – Flint Coverage
Faces of Flint
Story of Dr. Bobby Mukkamala, an entrepreneur and Flint resident, and his quest to revitalize Flint.
Covered Pres. Barrack Obama’s visit to Flint for news spot used the following day during Current State. Interviewed locals and small business owners about what they would say to the Pres. Obama and what his visit means to Flint. Also provided social media updates throughout the day.
Assisted in covering a protest at the University of Michigan.
Assisted in covering the same sex marriage decision.
Engineered, edited and produced Jack Lessenberry’s daily essays and weekly morning interview from May 2015 – August 2015.
Organized, researched, and produced a week-long series for Stateside exploring marijuana in Michigan.
Produced an Audio Postcard following interviews with former female inmates.
The Food Fix Podcast
Host and assistant producer for weekly podcast dedicated to speaking with innovators trying to better feed the world.
Group creates animations to teach agricultural methods
ArtPrize artists explore Michigan’s abandoned farms and child hunger
ArtPrize artist creates piece on water scarcity
Aquatic life in Ghana
Researchers study food storage to reduce waste