"Fire in Winter; It's Spring": A production from the Sounds Elemental Intensive: Fire (46:43)
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Doing it yourself (and with others)
MQ2, New Media, and the Joys of Collaboration
By Kara Oehler
Kara Oehler is an independent producer based in Boston, Massachusetts. She and her longtime collaborator, Ann Heppermann, produce radio stories and sound
installations (http://www.annkara.org). Kara is one of AIR's MQ2 producer-grantees, working at new ways to marry traditional broadcast and digital media —
helping lead the public radio industry in the transition from public radio to public media. We invited her to give us insight into the influences she brings
to "Main Street," her MQ2 project that launched in April with Ann Heppermann.
Next in the Spotlight:
Hammad Ahmed reports on his Live-Interactive residency.
Radio Without Boundaries
May 28–30, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada
** AIR stipends are all taken **
Travel stipends were provided to five AIRsters venturing to this annual festival, presented by
New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA).
Topics, presentations, and
performances are relevant to both sound artists and radio producers. Presenters include AIR ED Sue Schardt, CBC's Neil
Sandell, Victoria Fenner, Paul Ingles, Gregory Whitehead, Chris Brookes, and
here to register for the conference.
AIR's Annual Membership Meeting
Thursday, June 4, 2009 via telephone interconnect
8:00 - 9:30pm ET
Save the date! The Board of Directors and Executive Director will
update you on what's happening behind the scenes at AIR, fill you in
on the upcoming board elections, and take your questions. An agenda
and other details will soon be made available via email to members
and posted to the AIRdaily. Keep an eye out.
Public Radio News Directors, Inc., 2009 Conference
June 11–13, 2009
News directors and reporters converge on the Pacific Northwest this summer. You'll get insight into trends shaping NPR and BBC news coverage, and sessions on
what's new in field recording gear, writing for radio, and small opportunities for one on one critiques with seasoned radio journalists. Mike Marcotte and Tanya
Ott are two AIRsters who will be presenting. Find out more here.
The Center for Documentary Studies,
Audio Documentary Summer Institute
Making It Sing
** Financial support available **
AIR partners once again with our friends at the Center for Documentary Studies to offer five scholarships for each of their outstanding summer intensives, which
have proven vital to many AIR members. These five-day immersions are aimed at emerging producers and provide A to Z on digital audio mixing, field recording,
the ethics of documentary work, plus.
Venerable AIRster John Biewen
leads a team of cream-of-the crop instructors.
To register and to find out about applying for a scholarship, contact CDS's
Or visit their Web site.
Cool Tool: Wagwire
This edition's cool tool comes to us from AIR Live-Interactive Resident
Hammad Ahmed. Along with AIR member Emily Eagle, Hammad developed his project,
RadioLingual, at Jack Straw Productions as one part of his 10-week AIR residency in Seattle
this spring. He wanted visitors to the project blog to be able to leave audio comments, and he found what he was looking for in Wagwire. Simple interface and
ideal for any audiophile. Give their 15-day trial period a whirl, and be sure to check out Hammad's project.
Leave him an audio message while you're at it.
— Erin Mishkin