Producers who have left public radio to go solo as podcasters have made some outstanding work. But the work has sometimes made them emotional wrecks.
Weiss discusses a career elevating the voices of “the poets and the prophets and the pamphleteers of our era.”
“We like to talk about what the Ferguson police look like, but we don’t like so much turning around and seeing what our own boards look like.”
No longer just for magazines or long-form projects, some public media newsrooms have begun to apply more robust fact-checking to their daily and feature work.
“How are we educating the public if we can’t get a whole lot of outsiders looking at our films?”
“Be a storyteller,” says Barzyk — and as you’ll hear, he should know.
Our new host gets some advice from two others who have been there.
“If you aren’t in a position to make mistakes, then you’re not going to come up with something worthwhile.”
“I’ve had tremendous experiences, I’ve worked like a dog, so it’s not like someone just granted these things to me.”
In the late ’60s, Morrisett and his collaborators on “Sesame Street” wanted to know: Could television teach?