CBC The Doc Project

What Helps Us Through, Audio Documentary (September 2020)

Chosen as part of the spring cohort for the CBC Doc Mentorship Program.

Worked with producer Alison Cook to share the story of my grandparents’ burial plans, which have been in the works for the past 30 years.

This is common in Romania, where they live. In the meantime, my parents, who immigrated to Canada with my brother and me in the early ’90s, don’t even have wills. Through the moments of darkly absurdist humour, familial closeness and catharsis that arise out of these different cultural practices, I explore why their two approaches are so different and how they have made me reconsider how I think, talk and feel about death.

Role:  Reporting, writing, editing.

Energy vs Climate

Webinar and Podcast Series (July  2020 – Present)
Energy vs Climate is a chat cast that breaks down the trade-offs and hard truths of the energy transition in Alberta, Canada, and beyond with energy experts David Keith, Sara Hastings-Simon, and Ed Whittingham, and featuring guests like Elizabeth May.

Role:  Production, editing, mixing.

The Forefront Ideas for Cities

Podcasts Episodes 4, 6 (Fall  2020)
The Forefront is a new podcast that showcases how Ryerson is tackling the big issues facing Canadians through bold research, innovation, and collaboration. From cybersecurity to finding solutions to the problems facing our ageing population — The Forefront will shed light on how Ryerson is addressing these issues.

Role:  Clip selection, scripting, editing & mixing.

Just Work It

Podcast Episode (January  2020)
For The Atkison Foundation’s Just Work It platform for podcasts and live events about decent work by and for millennials.  Series 3, Episode 2: Lighting Up the Economy

Employment is up. Wages are down. Most people have fewer choices and chances. It doesn’t add up. Some people are throwing their hands in the air because they don’t believe the economic system can change. Others are simply throwing shade on it. We’re drawn to people who are taking action today to generate more opportunities and wealth for whole communities in the future, not just a few individuals. Democracy Collaborative’s Ted Howard throws light on what it takes to design an economy that benefits everyone.

Role:  Script consultation, recording narration, editing & mixing.

Beyond the Woods

Podcast series (2019-2020)
There’s something magical about working at Muskoka Woods. It’s hard to explain sometimes but we’re going to try with our new podcast, Out of the Woods. Hear from your favourite staff and coworkers from Muskoka Woods as they share how being pushed outside their comfort zone helped them propel in work today and how by using their talents, real lives were impacted.

A podcast from the folks at Muskoka Woods where alumni, staff and coworkers share how being pushed outside their comfort zone helped them propel in work today and how by using their talents, real lives were impacted.

Role:  Associate Producer.

Bargaining for the Common Good

Event podcast (December 2018)
AMAPCEO & the Broadbent Institute Present – Bargaining for the Common Good with Mary Cathryn Ricker

How are union activists building power in Trump’s America? Are there insights for Ontario labour and community activists today?

On December 4, 2018, Mary Cathryn Ricker of the American Federation of Teachers shared her innovative work on centring community demands in union bargaining and building power for both unions and greater communities in times of crisis. Her address was followed by a sit down chat with journalist Elamin Abdelmahmoud.

Role: Recording, narration script, editing.

Des Coulam’s Paris Sounds

Audio profile (December 2014)
For Des Coulam, a sound archivist living in Paris, thinking about sound is second nature — so much so, that when he ended up in the hospital, worn down by decades of working in international business, he grabbed his recorder to capture the sounds of his stay in the intensive care unit. These were the sounds of the moment that made him decide to quit business and pursue his life’s passion: sound.
Role: Research, interviews, recording, editing.


Custom Tech Part of E-Cigarette Lifestyle

News feature(May 2014)
Chicago’s ban on indoor use of e-cigarettes is part of a slew of municipal, state and federal rules for using these devices. Regulators still don’t know a lot about long-term health risks posed by inhaling or “vaping” e-liquids, but some health-conscious users in Chicago are already sold on the e-cigarette lifestyle.
Photo: Lauri Rantala

Gardens and Chickens and Goats, Oh, My!

Audio postcard (June 2014)
Chicago city planners are selling off vacant lots in some city neighbourhoods for $1 a piece, hoping this will help revitalize the communities by letting residents expand their yards and start community gardens. More space is welcomed by some residents of East Garfield Park, who are already taking urban agriculture to the next level raising chickens, goats and even pigs.
Photo: Eva Voinigescu.