contributors

Hear in the City host and senior producer Sara Harris comes from fifteen years of public radio experience and has a strong commitment to bringing issues of urban environment, education, public health, and culture to the forefront of the media conversation as opposed to their traditional roles of special feature reportage. Sara’s radio stories have been featured on Marketplace, All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Studio 360, The BBC’s The World, Living on Earth, and Mexico’s IMER national network. Sara launched the Los Angeles Bureau at Youth Radio in 2003 and founded the AudioPostales cross-border radio project with youth in Mexico and the U.S. Sara holds a 2010 Masters in Specialized Journalism from USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She continues teach radio and multimedia journalism to teens with award-winning, local, non-profit The HeArt Project.

Hear in the City’s senior producer, Luis Sierra Campos, has been committed to public heath and community media in Los Angeles for over ten-years. His work ranges from running community HIV and AIDS outreach prevention programs to teaching multimedia journalism, to reporting on immigration and health for Youth Radio and for NPR programs All Things Considered and Day to Day. Luis directs Hear in the City’s live radio broadcast and does much of the show’s public health reporting, including a recent profile of The Soldier’s Project.

Reporter King Anyi Howell has written, published, and produced content for Morning Edition, All Things Considered, KQED, MTV.com, Current TV, and The Huffington Post. King Anyi covered the Oscar Grant trial for Youth Radio in 2010, and his work has earned top honors at the 2007 New York Festival Awards. He was also an Association of Independants in Radio MQ2 Grantee in 2009 for his concept “Pluglife” to engage communities through the web. In addition to his work in public radio, he performs stand up comedy across the country.

Thandisizwe Chimurenga is a freelance multimedia journalist and a public affairs radio host in Los Angeles, CA. She is co-founder and co-host of local radio program Some of Us Are Brave on KPFK. Thandisizwe has also been an assistant editor at the L.A. Watts Times, a radio news reporter, producer and anchor. She extensively covered killing of Oscar Grant and the trial and sentencing of BART officer Johannes Mehserle for various outlets, including Oakland Local and Spot.us.

2 Responses to contributors

  1. Matt Yancey says:

    Good Afternoon:

    I wanted to see if there would be interest in discussing a rather controversial topic, the legal right to die, with Final Exit Network (FEN) board member Frank Kavanaugh.

    A billboard for the Final Exit Network has gone up in Los Angeles, on the West Sunset Strip just East of the Hollywood Freeway.

    The message is simply, “Irreversible Illness? Unbearable suffering? Die with Dignity”, with the organization’s contact information, and is intended to help raise public awareness and promote a dialogue on the right-to-die.

    Similar messages have appeared in recent months in Boston, Denver, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Chicago, and South Florida, and a video PSA is currently airing in many airports across the country. The billboards are being paid for by donations to the organization.

    The debate over physician-assisted suicide and the right of incurably suffering people to end their own lives was brought to national attention last year by the HBO premiere of “You Don’t Know Jack”. The film was based on the book “Between the Dying and the Dead: Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s Life and the Battle to Legalize Euthanasia,” by Neal Nicol and Harry Wylie.

    FEN believes that mentally competent adults have a basic human right to end their lives when they suffer from a fatal or irreversible illness or intractable pain, when their quality of life is personally unacceptable, and the future holds only hopelessness and misery.

    While the right to die exists for residents in Oregon, Washington, and Montana, most states still have laws specifically against assisted suicide.

    Final Exit Network does not encourage anyone to end their life, does not provide the means to do so and does not actively assist in the person’s death. They do, however, believe in the ultimate human right of people to end their lives when circumstances justify, and to have support in carrying out their plan.

    FEN board member Frank Kavanaugh is available for interviews.

    Final Exit Network is a six-year-old non-profit run exclusively by volunteers that is committed to serve many whom other organizations may turn away. More information is available from their web site: http://www.finalexitnetwork.org.

    Thanks and please let me know if you are interested in discussing.

    Matt Yancey
    202.258.9766

  2. Clara says:

    Question: Where is the exhibition of fotographs of Lola Alvarez Bravo?

    I enjoyed listeining about show on KPFK and completely interested in seeing this exibition. Where? When?

    Thank you

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