Stephanie Guyer-Stevens (executive producer): Stephanie started Outer Voices in 2003 as a response to her experiences working as an activist in the U.S. She is a writer and organizer with nearly two decades’ experience in non-profit work, specializing in women’s, health, environmental, and sustainability issues. The founder of Women’s Health Education Project in New York City, she has also served as a consultant to various other non-profit organizations. Her writing and editorial work include publication in the Village Voice, Downtown, and Whole Earth. In book publishing, she was developmental editor forI Opened the Gates Laughing by Mayumi Oda (Chronicle, 2001).
Emily Polk (reporter & field sound producer): Emily was for three years the Associate Editor of "Whole Earth", where her reporting included stories on child labor in Guatemala, the life-saving Bhopal People's Health and Documentation Clinic, and feminist playwright and activist Eve Ensler. Her travel writing and interest in sustainable development have led her to remote mountain communities of India, France, Turkey and Guatemala, among many others.
Her articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, Utne Reader, National Geographic Traveller, India Express and The Central America Weekly. She has recently completed a Master's Degree in Human Rights Studies and Communication at Columbia University, and was selected as a 2005/06 Third Millennium Fellow.
Catherine Stifter (editor): Catherine is a 2-time Peabody award-winning freelance editor and producer. From 1990-1997 she was producer-trainer for National Public Radio's Diversity Initiative and On-Site Training Programs. She taught radio reporting skills to ethnic minority journalists in a training program funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. In 1993, Catherine traveled to South Africa with Brenda Wilson and Ira Glass to present some of the first integrated, hands-on journalism workshops at the South African Broadcasting Corporation. She was managing editor of the 2006 Peabody award-winning documentary series "Crossing East: Our History, Our Stories, Our America" produced by Dmae Roberts, MediaRites. Her current projects include co-directing the regional media project, "Saving The Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action".
Barrett Golding (editor): Independent Audio Producer since 1983. Works have been broadcast by NPR, PRI, BBC, CBC, VOA and CBS on NPR All Things Considered, Day to Day, Morning Edition and Living on Earth, (the Peabody Award winning) Lost & Found Sound, CBS Radio's The Osgood Files (hosted by Charles Osgood), NPR The DNA Files w/ John Hockenberry (duPont-Columbia Silver Baton winner), Marketplace, New American Radio, and This American Life. Barrett has been awarded the Scripps Howard Awards for Journalism Excellence, Jack R. Howard Award, American Bar Association Gavel Awards, Certificate of Merit, Golden Reel award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, and Montana Broadcasters Association Program of the Year Award. He was General Manager of KGLT-FM, Bozeman, Montana, 1987; and also Producer, Chrysti the Wordsmith, 1987-95, a daily module on etymology, heard by a million Armed Forces Radio listeners (400 stations; 130 countries), and on Voice of America shortwave and FM (Berlin/Tokyo). Barrett is currently the Executive Producer of the (((HearingVoices))) radio project, whose specials are broadcast on 150 stations.
Robin Wise (sound engineer):
From her studio, Sound Imagery, in Fairview, NC, Robin works as a mix engineer, digital editor, sound recordist and sound designer. Telling a story with sound, Robin creates audio with a conductor’s ear. Robin’s credits include countless radio documentaries for clients such as SoundVision Productions (The DNA Files, The Really Big Questions) Hearing Voices, Musician’s Radio on XMPR, Worlds of Difference, and for independent producers. Robin masters audio books for Simon and Schuster, including The Secret and titles by noted authors Dr. Phil McGraw and Dr. Stephen Covey. Robin’s multimedia production clients include Partners for Community Health, The Children’s Village of Sonoma County (California) and Mountain Bizworks in Asheville, North Carolina. With a background in music education, Robin taught digital audio technology in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. As an audio consultant to media professionals, she has also provided audio training at SoundPrint, the United Nations, Marketplace and AARP. Project Awards include: The Peabody Award (2-time), The Robert Wood Johnson Award, Silver Baton of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, AAAS Award, Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, Women in Communications Award, Clarion Award, Audies Hall of Fame.
Claire Schoen (scriptwriter): has been creating media programming for documentary, educational and advocacy projects for more than 25 years. As a producer/director, she has made over 20 long-format radio documentaries as well as several documentary films and audio tours. As a sound designer, she has recorded, edited and mixed sound for film, video, radio, webstory, museum tour and theater productions. Claire Schoen's audio projects have garnered numerous awards for Best Documentary, including an NFCB Golden Reel, an NFCB Silver Reel, two Gracie awards, two Clarion awards and a New York International Festival Silver. She has also shared in both a Peabody and a DuPont-Columbia award. Claire shares her experience as a storyteller and her knowledge of audio production through teaching and mentoring. Please visit http://claireschoenmedia.com to hear all of Claire's audio stories and learn about her the classes she offers.
Jack Chance (producer, sound recordist): Jack has recorded indigenous musicians in remote locations in over thirty foreign countries. His documentaries and field recordings, have been heard on National Public Radio’s Day to Day Show, PRI's The World, Minnesota Public Radio's The Savvy Traveler, Chicago Public Radio’s Re:sound program and the Nature Conservancy Podcast. A contributing writer for The Rough Guide to World Music, he has helped preserve audio recordings for Easter Island’s Museo Anthropologico, documented endangered native languages in Alaska, studied folk music in several countries, and is the director for the Mountain Music Project, a musical-cultural exchange between American and Nepali folk musicians.
Josh Woodlander(website development and strategy): Josh Woodlander is the founder of Raspberry Media, an award winning web design and branding agency in the San Francisco Bay Area. He also has a background in sound recording and sound design. He has travelled extensively in Indonesia, Thailand, Nepal and India.
Karoline Kemp(researcher, production assistant): came to Outer Voices as an intern through the Institute of Civic Leadership at Mills College in Oakland. While finishing undergraduate degrees in Religious Studies and International Development at the University of Calgary, she assisted in all aspects of production on "Girls from Cambodia." After her graduation, she lived and worked in Oxford, England and Cape Town, South Africa, working on Pambazuka News, a publication of social justice network (Fahamu). Karoline finished her MA in Public Policy at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Holland in December, and has been living in Jakarta since then, working in the Poverty Reduction Unit of the UNDP as a Programme Officer.
Kate Crigler (web design and content development intern): Kate recently completed her degree at University of California Santa Cruz in Anthropology. During eight months of study and travel in Asia, Kate worked with the Nepali NGO 'TOIT' teaching art to underprivileged Nepali children in the ancient city of Bhaktaphur. Other experiences include monitoring coral reefs in conservation areas of the Andaman sea, trekking through the Ladakhi Himalayas of Northern India, and studying indigenous agriculture practices in Laos. Kate's work on the Outer Voices’ website redesign merges her interest in human rights work and her undergraduate studies focused on creating accurate and compelling media representations of the developing world.
Sarah Rubin (researcher):
After graduating from University of Kansas, Sarah moved to Northern California for seven years where she taught and created curriculum for several environmental science education programs, including contributing to a watershed science and restoration program, and interned with Global Exchange's Fair Trade campaign. With Outer Voices she conducted pre-production research for a documentary on women working for peace and environmental justice on the island nation state of Bougainville, and additionally provided crucial administrative support. In the summer of 2009 Sarah completed the International Peacebuilding Program, at School for International Training, and is currently working on her Master’s in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University.
Cathy Baroang (Hoang):
Cathy joined Outer Voices as an intern working in Thailand with Jack
Chance on "Kawthoolei" from fall 2005 through spring 2006 and did
pre-production research in Vietnam for "The Price of Rice". A graduate
of Rice University with a degree in Chemical Engineering, Cathy has
always had a passion for radio. While in Houston she volunteered with
KTRU and KPFT. After returning from working with Outer Voices in
Thailand and Vietnam, she worked with This American Life. Cathy is
currently completing her graduate degree in public health and social
work at Columbia University, and dedicating her free time to work on
Sheena Stevens (research and design intern):
Sheena graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with
a double major in Spanish and Global Studies (International
Relations). Her passion for travel, language, and culture brought her
to live in Bahia, Brazil in 2007 where she fell in love with Brazilian
culture. She currently lives in her hometown of Sebastopol, California
and works at Maker Media (makermedia.com).
Sophie is an undergraduate student at San Francisco State University, majoring in International Relations, with the goal of working internationally on environmental issues. Sophie's keen awareness of the impact of media on young people brought her to Outer Voices, which built on her desire to help shape media strategies that are responsive to youth. Her article about Outer Voices, written as a high school senior, was published in The North Bay Bohemian in 2007. She is now our youth outreach coordinator for our forthcoming international podcast. In addition to volunteering with Outer Voices, Sophie spends her free time volunteering with Whirlwind Wheelchair International, building wheelchair parts for riders in various regions of Nicaragua and Georgia, and currently is the facilitator for Bridge Nicaragua, a non-profit that supplies computers and teaches basic computer use to rural Nicaraguan families.
Annette, formerly Deputy Country Representative for The Asia Foundation in Cambodia, was drawn to Outer Voices and its work on “Girls from Cambodia” in the fall of 2008. Among other responsibilities during her three-year term in Phnom Penh, Annette managed the Foundation’s counter-trafficking in person’s program. Annette previously served as a staffer in the United States Senate and contributed to Senator Durbin’s work on Global HIV/AIDS. Annette earned her Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School for International and Public Affairs, and focused her studies on development issues in Asia. At Outer Voices, Annette contributes periodic technical expertise in grant-writing and project managing.
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Outer Voices receives invaluable financial and in-kind support from:
John Barth, David Bryant, Matthew Campbell, Terry Causey, Marcelle Dominguez and Robert Butler, Amanda and Jonas Edvardsson, Mark Feickert, Anita Fenichel and John Wingard, Allissa and Neal Keny-Guyer, Leigh and Luisa Guyer, Shelly Guyer, Tom Huntington, The Linde Hays Family, Jodie Hymes, The Quantz McNichol Family, Doris Rossman, Lynn Roth, Michael Royce, Kyle Rudderow, Constance San Juan, Margaret Schink, Patrice Silverstein, Laurel Singer, Alex Stevens, Alta Mae Stevens, Phil Stevens, Christopher Szeczey, Jan Tensen, Richard Walton, Rosie Warda, Morrie Warshawskie, and other generous individuals.
Roselle Bailey, Ka Imi Na’Auao Hawaiian elder and hula teacher
Ellen Boneparth, Ph.D.
Kimo Campbell, Hawaiian scholar
Jeff Chow, Philanthropic Advisor, Morgan Stanley
Susan Davis, senior producer, "The State of Things" North Carolina Public Radio
Wade Davis, Ph.D., writer and National Geographic Explorer
John Eastman, Executive Director, Global Learning Across Borders (Global LAB)
Mimi George, Ph.D. Head Researcher, Vaka Taumako Project
Julie Kawahara, Kawahara and Associates
Stephen McNeil, Director, American Friends Service Committee, Golden Gate Chapter
Felicity McNichol, M.D., Internal Medicine
Mayumi Oda, artist and activist
Supawadee Petrat, Indochina Area Coordinator, 1000 Women for Peace Initiative
Joanne Sale, Navigator, Vaka Taumako Project
The Security Committee of The Karen Women's Organization (Thailand/Burma)
Zipporah Sein, Chairwoman, Karen Women's Organization
Carolyn Stephenson, Ph.D, Professor, Center for Peace Studies, University of Hawaii, Manoa
Tranh Thi Lanh, Founder, Social Policy Ecological Research Institute (SPERI), Hanoi, Vietnam
Dorie Wilsnack, Women's Working Group of War Resisters International.