The Team

Barrett Golding

BG 2015-4Editor
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 a 2015-2016 Fellow at the Reynolds Journalism Institute.

Canton Becker

The website was designed and built by Canton Becker in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Canton has been building elegant and intuitive websites since 1994. He is also an award-winning composer and DJ, whose creative-commons licensed music has been featured in film, TV, games, commercials, and radio.

Catherine Stifter

11856261_10206800431665016_7394843467403028929_oCatherine Stifter is a two-time Peabody Award-winning editor. She’s worked in a wide variety of public media jobs for 35 years. Her current gig is Senior Editor for Innovation at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento, California where she produces the documentary series The View From Here. Catherine has an extensive history of working with community-based media projects. She is passionate about community engagement and building the pipeline to public media for the next generation of journalists.  Past work that she is especially proud of includes: New Routes to Community Health a project nurturing partnerships in eight American cities where immigrants make media to improve the health of their communities; Saving The Sierra: Voices of Conservation in Action a regional media project documenting community conservation efforts in California’s Sierra Nevada; and the two national series for which Catherine shared the Peabody: Crossing East and 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

Claire Schoen

Claire Schoen 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 to hear all of Claire’s audio stories.

Emily Polk

emily polk photoReporter and 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 at Columbia University, and a doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. She is currently teaching writing courses at Stanford University focused on the intersections between climate change, social justice and technology.

Gianluca Tramontana

Host, Outer Voices Podcast
Music journalist Gianluca Tramontana hosts “Sitting With Gianluca – From Country-Bluegrass-Blues to CBGBs” where he interviews musicians about their art.He has also produced pieces for NPR’s Studio 360 and New Orleans WWOZ. Gianluca is a former Rolling Stone writer and music editor for London literary magazine Zembla. Currently he is US correspondent for JAM in Italy and also writes for MOJO and various other publications. His feature for New Orleans’ Offbeat magazine on early New Orleans R&B was mentioned in Da Capo Press’s “Best Music Writing of 2009″.

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.

John Biewen

John is now audio program director at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, where he teaches undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students, and produces the podcast Scene on Radio.” Biewen’s work has received honors including two Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Awards (for outstanding coverage of the disadvantaged), the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award, and the Third Coast International Audio Festival’s Radio Impact Award. He is the editor, with Alexa Dilworth, of the essay collection, Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound, published in 2010 by The University of North Carolina Press.

Karoline Kemp

KarolineResearcher, 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 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 worked for the United Nations Development Programme in Indonesia and Somalia for almost five years. She then moved to the beautiful British Columbia mountains, and in between camping and hiking and skiing, is also the Co-Director at the Nelson Women’s Centre. Karoline has continued working with Outer Voices, assisting with research and traveling in SE Asia with the team whenever possible.

Kayle Hope

KayleHopeWebmistress, Outer Voices Podcast
Kayle is a video journalist, photographer and media educator based in New York City. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Fortune Magazine and the Cambodia Daily. She received her Master’s from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism where she focused on international reporting and visual storytelling. She has worked on documentary projects and taught digital storytelling in Cambodia, China, India and Bhutan. Currently Kayle is a Multimedia Fellow in the Journalism Department at Baruch College and a Video Coach at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Kayle is also a freelance multimedia journalist working on a wide range of documentary and digital media projects as a shooter and producer/editor. Outside of her work, she is an avid outdoor enthusiast — regularly escaping New York City to hike, ski, bike and film in the mountains.

Malia Guyer-Stevens

Digital Media Editor, Blue Water Cowboys
Malia Guyer-Stevens has written for publications from the Cambodia Daily to Edible Queens, usually digging into the relationship between food and culture. She has worked for Outer Voices over the years photographing and writing, traveling with them to the Thai-Burma border and throughout Southeast Asia. She is currently pursuing a Master’s in Food Studies at New York University.

Robin Wise

RWSound Engineer
Robin has worked as a professional audio engineer for over 20 years. Prior to this career, Robin taught music in public schools and was an award-winning ensemble conductor. Her love of the intricate details of music drew her to work with other sounds in a similar way. Currently she is a Technical Director and Mix Engineer for public radio documentaries. She is known for incorporating sound as a story telling element. Projects she has worked on have won numerous major awards, including The Peabody Award, Robert Woods Johnson Award, Silver Baton of the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, AAAS Award, and the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. Always a teacher, Robin has taught digital audio technology at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, the United Nations, AARP, and to countless independent audio and film producers

Sara Washington

0532A73E-7133-4A4C-AEAD-6D71FD0F6767Audio Editor, Outer Voices podcast
Sara Washington is a documentary media artist based in northern California. Her work has been featured on DesignSponge, Food52, and the California Health Report. She is currently directing her first documentary feature film, Pointe.

Shebana Coelho

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

Stephanie Guyer-Stevens

1503300_10202552281998591_63462954_nExecutive Producer
Stephanie learned radio from her prodigious team in order to produce a series of documentaries on women leaders in remote parts of the world.  Her radio documentaries and features have been broadcast on 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’s written and created multimedia for Center for Investigative Reporting, Women’s E-news, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Transom and NPR.  Whenever possible she’s also generated more conversation at The New School for Social Research, Stanford University, 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 for LiveHopeLove, with co-producer Jack Chance.

Creative PR

For 20 years, Creative PR (Creative Public Radio) has been connecting the best and brightest media producers with expanded national and global audiences.  Specializing in public radio content, we provide acknowledged expertise in all phases of program development, marketing and distribution.

Our Interns

We are who we are because of our intelligent, enthusiastic and dedicated interns. Past interns include:

Cathy Baroang
Marisa Benzle
Amber Cortes
Kate Crigler
Savannah Harriman-Pote
Annette Kirchner
Claire Kinnison
Sarah Rubin
Matt Mahoney
Sheena Stevens
Sophie Trimboli

Web Designers Emeritus

Carlos Tejada designed of our first website, and Josh Woodlander designed our first website revision.

Documentaries & Blog Posts

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With Support From




American Friends Service Committee
eBayThe Ford Foundation
LEF Foundation
Lucius and Eva Eastman Foundation
Open Society Foundations
The Pohaku Fund of the Tides Foundation
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Shelly and Donald Rubin Foundation
Urgent Action Fund
United Healthcare Children’s Foundation
Air Pacific
Thai Airways
Hawaii Forest and Trail

Outer Voices receives invaluable financial and in-kind support from:

Anonymous, Alex Stevens, Allissa and Neal Keny-Guyer, Alta Mae Stevens, Amanda and Jonas Edvardsson, Anita Fenichel and John Wingard, Christopher Szeczey, Constance San Juan, Dave Worthington, David Bryant, Doris Rossman, Gloria Neumeyer, Jan Tensen, Jennifer and Paul Tincknell, Jennifer Roberts, Jodie Hymes, Joe Naujokas and Lauren Parnes, John Barth, Joyce Chang, Kate Crigler, Kate Henry, Kyle Rudderow, Laurel Singer, Leigh and Luisa Guyer, Lynn Roth, Marcelle Dominguez and Robert Butler, Margaret Schink, Mark Feickert, Matthew Campbell, Michael Hoberman, Michael Royce, Morrie Warshawski, Patrice Silverstein, Peter Herb, Phil Stevens, Richard Walton, Rosie Warda, Sarah Rubin, Shelly Guyer, Susan Davis, Terry Causey, The Linde Hays Family, The Quantz McNichol Family, Tom Huntington, and other generous individuals.

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