|Stephanie Guyer-Stevens (Executive Producer): Stephanie started Outer Voices in 2003 as a response to her experience working as an activist and organizer 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. Stephanie’s long form radio documentaries and features have been broadcast on NPR, PRI, and over 600 radio stations in the United States and internationally; rebroadcast by National Film Board of Canada, and used in high school and college classrooms,. She has lectured and presented her work in venues and institutions including The New School for Social Research, San Francisco State University, The Open Society Foundations, The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Thailand, and The Third Coast Festival. She is the recipient of a Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Documentary.|
|Shebana Coelho (Producer): Shebana is an award-winning producer/director of television and radio documentaries and a writer. She received a 2004 Fiction Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a 2005 Jerome Foundation Emerging Artist’s Fellowship and a 2007 Fulbright grant to Mongolia to experience and record life in nomadic communities. Her work has been broadcast on National Public Radio, BBC Radio Four, American Public Television and the Discovery Channel. She was born in India and currently lives in New Mexico. For more info and clips from her work, please visit www.shebanacoelho.com|
|Emily Polk (Reporter & Field Sound Producer): As Associate Editor of “Whole Earth”, Emily’s 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, and to work in a refugee camp in Ghana where she helped to facilitate a newspaper run by and for Liberian refugees. Her articles have appeared in The Boston Globe, Utne Reader, National Geographic Traveller, India Express and The Central America Weekly. She has a Master’s in Human Rights Studies and Communication at Columbia University, where she was also a Millennium Fellow. Emily is currently finishing her doctorate at the University of Massachusetts where she teaches writing and studies the intersections between climate change, social justice and technology.|
|Catherine Stifter (Editor): Catherine Stifter is a two-time Peabody award-winning independent editor and producer for community media projects around the US. She’s worked in a wide variety of public media jobs for 30 years. She is co-writer of the acclaimed radio series, Bioneers: Revolution from the Heart of Nature. Catherine was co-director of media & technology for New Routes to Community Health http://newroutes.org a project nurturing partnerships in eight American cities where immigrants make media to improve the health of their communities.
She was co-director of Saving The Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action a regional media project documenting community conservation efforts in California’s Sierra Nevada. The project Web site, http://savingthesierra.org won the 2007 Dottie Award for Best Arts and Culture Website in Northern California. A one-hour public radio documentary aired on more than 200 stations across the US. As managing editor of Crossing East http://crossingeast.org , Catherine shared a Peabody Award for the first public radio series to explore Asian immigration to the US. She also shares a Peabody for editorial work on The DNA Files. From 1990-1997 she was producer-trainer for National Public Radio’s On-Site Training Program and taught radio reporting skills to ethnic minority journalists in NPR’s Diversity Initiative.
Catherine lives on a solar-powered homestead deep in the forests of the California Sierra where she commutes to the Internet via satellite.
|Barrett Golding (Editor): Barrett is Executive Producer of the Peabody Award-winning radio series Hearing Voices from NPR. He was named a United States Artist: Media Fellow. His radio works have been broadcast by NPR, PRI, BBC, CBC, VOA and CBS, on All Things Considered, Day to Day, Morning Edition, Living on Earth, Lost & Found Sound, CBS Radio’s The Osgood Files, The DNA Files, 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 Award: Certificate of Merit, and Golden Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters. He was General Manager of KGLT-Bozeman and an audio engineer for NPR in DC. Barrett is also the Web Developer for Transom.org, a public media workshop and showcase..|
|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 25 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, a PASS awaard 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 www.claireschoenmedia.com to hear all of Claire’s audio stories.|
|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.|
|Carlos Tejada (website development and strategy): Mr. Tejada is an architect, a web designer, and a former founding partner of the design firm dotsperinch (www.dotsperinch.com). His work includes the 2003 Peabody Award-winning Sonic Memorial site (www.sonicmemorial.org), a tribute in sound to the World Trade Center. In recent months, Mr. Tejada has left dotsperinch in order to participate in Outer Voices and pursue other independent projects.
|Karoline Kemp (Researcher, Production Assistant): Karoline Kemp came to Outer Voices as an intern through the Institute of Civic Leadership at Mills College in Oakland in 2005. After graduating from the University of Calgary, she lived and worked in Oxford, England and Cape Town, South Africa, working on Pambazuka News, a publication of Fahamu, the pan-African social justice network, and later spent some time volunteering with a small women’s organization in Sri Lanka. Karoline finished her MA in Public Policy at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Holland in 2008, and has been working for the United Nations Development Programme in Jakarta on and off since then. Karoline is also volunteering with the World Pulse “Voices of Our Future” programme as an Editorial Midwife. In between, Karoline has continued working with Outer Voices, assisting with research and traveling in SE Asia with the team whenever possible.|
|Kayle Hope Schnell (Web Designer): Kayle is an independent media producer from New York City. She is interested in writing, web-design, documentary film, digital photography and media education. She recently graduated from St. Michael’s College with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies, Journalism, Digital Arts and Political Science. She has experience working with political offices in the U.S. and abroad, newspaper publications, and an entertainment agency in New York City. This past December she spent a few weeks in Bhutan where she was involved with a media education project in collaboration with the Bhutan Centre for Media and Democracy (BCMD).Kayle hopes to pursue documentary story-telling through a variety of different mediums and continue to travel internationally.|
|Sara Washington (Audio Editor): Sara graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in Community Studies, emphasizing in social documentary media and cultural studies. She is currently a graduate student in the Documentary Media Studies program at The New School. Sara came to Outer Voices after spending a year abroad, looking to combine her background in documentary media with international affairs.|
|Sarah Rubin (Project Associate): 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 went on to finish her Master’s in Conflict Resolution at Portland State University in 2011. During her program she worked with the United Nations Development Fund for Women, now UNWOMEN, focusing on Security Council Resolution 1325, which reaffirms the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and in peace-building .|
|We are who we are because of our intelligent, enthusiastic and dedicated interns. Past interns include Cathy Baroang, Marisa Benzle, Amber Cortes, Kate Crigler, Annette Kirchner, Claire Kinnison, Sheena Stevens, and Sophie Trimboli.|
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With Support From
|American Friends Service Committee eBayFord Foundation LEF FoundationLucius and Eva Eastman Foundation Open Society Institute Pohaku Fund Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation Urgent Action Fund||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.|