I've worked as a producer on podcast episodes and radio stories and as a videographer, producer and editor on short and long-form documentaries. Here are a few examples of my work.
Vox Voice Podcast: Episode 3 - Traci Wilson-Kleekamp
As president of Race Matters, Friends, Traci Wilson-Kleekamp is one of the community's leading advocates for change and tolerance in Columbia. The nonprofit she leads aims to "build transformative policies that dismantle disparities in all local institutions and organizations."
On the third episode of Vox Voice, we spoke with Wilson-Kleekamp about how her life led her to activism, what she loves about Columbia and why groups like Race Matters, Friends are important.
"This is the way that I exist in the world because I am a black woman," Wilson-Kleekamp says. "Every day, I'm confronted with that. I don't have the privilege of being able to be invisible because I'm not faced with it. It's a choice that I made. I think people who really believe and want to have a more equitable society end up having to make a decision about how they want to spend their energy."
Intersection (radio show) - Why It's Tough to Talk About Sexual Violence
In a new report on the University of Missouri’s campus climate, the American Association of Universities says about a quarter of undergraduate women who responded to its survey have experienced sexual assault or harassment on campus. For trans, genderqueer and nonbinary students, that rate is more than 50 percent.
The report also says more students know about on-campus resources for sexual assault and harassment, but that doesn’t necessarily stop sexual assault from happening.
The fact is, this is a really hard thing to talk about - especially for assault survivors. But advocates say one of the most important things you can do for a survivor - is to talk about it with them. So we talked about it - on this edition of Intersection.
The art of towing in the snow
While the rest of Columbia huddles indoors, resident Chad Slate heads out to help residents in need of a tow. Slate, who owns his own towing company, I-70 Towing and Recovery, services mid-Missouri 24 hours a day. Slate started towing cars over 20 years ago when he was 16 . He said he enjoys the strategy that recovering a vehicle can demand.
"It can be a puzzle sometimes," he said. "I enjoy that because it's challenging."