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August Podcast School @UnionDocs, Aug 21-25, just a few spots left!

There are just a few spots left at UnionDocs August Podcast School, Aug 21-25. Their presenter line-up is truly stellar. Spread the word! Details and shareable links below:
Our stellar line-up includes: Ben Calhoun (This American Life), Molly Webster (Radiolab), Mitra Kaboli (The Heart), Alex Goldman (Reply All), Andrea Silenzi (Why Oh Why) and more!
Dates: August 21 – 25
To learn more and register, please visit:
Sample tweets below:
Join @UnionDocs Podcast School this Aug w/ audio pros from @ThisAmerLife @Radiolab @theheartradio @replyall & more! [INSERT PODCAST.GIF]
Work on your audio practice w/ @uniondocs @samgreenspan @99piorg @replyall @ThisAmerLife @Radiolab & more this Aug!

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Open Call for Radio entries for the Encontrarte Amares Festival in Portugal, deadline June 15

This is a new one for me! Sounds intriguing. For all you international journos/producers, see below for info about the Encontrarte Amares festival in Portugal. They're accepting radio entries through June 15.



Here  is  the information about the festival

Encontrarte Amares is a festival devoted to visual arts and animation film that, biannually, has been proposing, through a multidisciplinary program, the live dialogue between the cutting edge of the contemporary artistic thought and the traditional heritage of the region of Minho, Portugal.

Visual arts exhibitions, animated cinema, performing arts, radio, series of discussions and theoretical reflection, artistic residencies, competitions and educational activities  shape the intense program that culminates in the four days of the Festival, promoting an environment of experimentation, participation, gathering, active contemplation and freedom of thought.

Encontrarte Amares reinforces the interest in the immaterial heritage of the region, evoking the gastronomy, customs, images and sounds, the stories and know-how. Hand in hand with the memory of the past, we will be confronted with a set of recent artistic projects that, in their various languages and themes, will defy us to think about what remains effective in the ordinariness of our days.

More information on the website of the festival :   


Encontrarte Amares radio thus calls for the submission of radio pieces with creative and experimental features. As in previous editions, the show will be broadcast in the physical space of the festival and live streaming. In addition to offering complete freedom to create these objects, the trustees encourage the approach to the set of themes of this year's edition – Transformation / Movement / Transpiration / Transit.

I am always available to answer any  questions you  may  have, please feel free to contact me.

More information about radio at Encontrarte Amares:  


Registration form:

Submissions and questions must be addressed at

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FC West listening event TONIGHT, 5:30pm, Oakland

The listening events live on! Details below and on Facebook:

Wish I could be there!

Hi Bay Area Producers,

I'll be hosting another listening event out of my shared workspace this coming Thursday Feb. 16th from 5:30pm-8pm. Please come listen to and discuss ongoing work by local producers. We'll also be hanging out from 8:30-10pm at The Miranda. Details below:

Location: 344 20th St, Oakland, CA 94612
Presentations/Discussion: 5:30pm* to 8pm
Post discussion: 
8:30-10pm or so @ THE MIRANDA
1739 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612
b/t 19th St & 17th St 

*I upped the time to 5:30 to give us a chance to settle in before starting promptly at 6:00pm!

IMPORTANT: Please call/text Tony Gannon or Max Miller when you arrive in order to let you in! 
Tony: (347) 200-9179
Max: (646) 391-2716

Please feel free to bring snacks or something to drink!

**UPDATE: One of our pieces will be in Spanish, so all multi-lingual folk please join!

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SF Public Press Annual Meeting & Radio Planning Workshop, Sept 1, 7-9pm

Bay Area radioheads – this is for you!

Help Us Start a New Public Radio Station!

Public Press Annual Meeting & Radio Planning Workshop
When: Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, 7 to 9 p.m.
Where: 44 Page Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA 94102
RSVP: On Facebook or email radio [at] sfpublicpress [dot] org

The Public Press was awarded by the Federal Communications Commission a permit to construct a low-power FM radio station in San Francisco, sharing time on 102.5-FM with San Francisco Community Radio.

Radio is new territory for us, and we want to hear from the community: What do YOU want to hear on the airwaves? We aim to offer public-service broadcasting, including news, public-affairs talk shows, community events and experimental forms of storytelling with an emphasis on local programming.

Want to learn more and possibly get involved? Join us for a workshop as the featured segment of our annual public meeting. If you would like to participate in future LPFM conversations, send an email to radio [at] sfpublicpress [dot] org and ask to be added to the LPFM planning list.

The San Francisco Public Press is a local nonprofit, noncommercial news organization covering economy, civics and streetscape in the Bay Area. We aim to do for print and Web what public broadcasting does for television and radio. We produce news online daily and in a quarterly print newspaper.

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AIR’s 2016 New Voices Scholarship to Third Coast, application deadline 8/29

Third Coast is my absolute favorite conference for pubmedia, and every year, AIR offers these New Voices scholarships. Get it if you can! Application deadline 8/29.

AIR is still talking applications for their 2016 New Voices Scholarship. 

Learn more and find the application here. The deadline to apply is next Monday, August 29th at 5 p.m. 
Scholars will receive financial support to attend this year's Third Coast Conference in Chicago, November 11th – 13th. This scholarship is an incredible opportunity to find both peers and mentors, meeting storytellers who are just entering the field and those who are well-established. 

Who this scholarship is ideal for: All producers and program makers who self-identify as part of a minority group. The focus of Third Coast is radio/audio, but the scholarship welcomes applicants from the full range of disciplines. New talent that contributes fresh craft, diversity or perspective to news and media. Someone who can one day (or already does) help programs and stations connect with more ears, homes, and corners of America.

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The Kitchen Sisters Bowling with Grace Fundraiser, Next Thurs, June 2, SF

Fun fun fundraiser with the Kitchen Sisters! Details below.


The Kitchen Sisters and our 92 year-old muse of the lanes, Amazing Grace Mulloy, invite you to join us at Mission Bowling Club in San Francisco, next Thursday evening, June 2 for a night of bowling, food, drink, music and podcast superstars to support the work of The Kitchen Sisters.


If you came last year, and got some hot tips from Grace, come see how you improved since she shared her secrets. If you missed last year here's a chance to bowl your brains out or just hang out and eat, drink and watch the NBA Finals with some of the Bay Area’s finest.

The Kitchen Sisters are independent producers and we raise all our own funding. Last year’s Bowling with Grace fundraiser helped create the new season of Hidden Kitchens stories coming to NPR's Morning Edition this summer – Kimchi Diplomacy: War & Peace & Food. It also sparked our Radiotopia podcast, Fugitive Waves and our deep bench of remarkable interns who will be roaming the lanes that night.

Delight in the fried chicken and burgers of Mission Bowling, the tarts and cakes of Tartine, the holy elixirs from St. George Spirits, the deep wines of Scribe, the slap your brains out cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, the Chez Panisse Farmhouse Ale and so much more.

Bowling with Grace {The Legend Continues} is sponsored by AMY’s and EVENTBRITE. Deep thanks to both.

We hope you'll come join The Kitchen Sisters and Celebrity Bowlers: Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis, Roman Mars, Renée Montagne, Alice Waters, Thao Nguyen, Amy Tan, Armistead Maupin, Wendy MacNaughton, Caroline Paul, Ayelet Waldman, Jeannette Etheredge, Mark Buell, Randy Thom, Terry Zwigoff, Laura Sydell, John Vanderslice, Youth Radio & More.

Building community through bowling (and storytelling).

Buy Tickets Now
$150 ($100 is tax-deductible)
June 2, 2016, 6-10pm
Mission Bowling Club
San Francisco, CA
Buy a tax-deductible ticket to support the work of The Kitchen Sisters and you’ll automatically be entered into our raffle for a brand new, oh-so-beautiful PUBLIC bike! {Thank you PUBLIC Bikes!}.  

The Kitchen Sisters Board of Directors:
Mara Brazer, Claudia Ceniceros, Robert Fisher, Marc Hand, Cristina Hudson, Richard Hylton, Ellen Lewis, Frederic Marienthal, Davia Nelson, Marlene Saritzky, Nikki Silva, Carolyn Zecca-Ferris.

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Werk It! Women’s Podcast Festival, June 15-17, NYC, application deadline April 15

Join the movers and shakers in public media today at the three-day women's podcast festival WERK IT, June 15-17 at WNYC's Greene Space. Application deadline is April 15. It's gonna be guuuuuuud! -Mia

Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival

The Jerome L. Greene Space at New York Public Radio

44 Charlton Street

New York, NY 10013

Werk It brings together women working in audio and digital media who are looking to hone their skills, meet others in their field, and learn from peers and experienced industry professionals. It includes three nights of live podcast tapings and two days of workshops and panels aimed at women working in audio and digital media.

While the live tapings in the evenings will be ticketed for general admission, admittance to the day-time activities is by application only. 

Follow the link on the website to apply. The deadline is April 15, 2016.

Note: There are no application or registration fees but accepted applicants will be responsible for their travel and accommodation.

For those unable to attend, many of the events will be live streamed on the website and the audio will be archived on

Werk It, part of WNYC’s Women’s Voices initiative, is funded in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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regional gatherings – like FC West’s THIS FRIDAY, 2/19, 7pm, Bay Area

Hey folks. First – the ORIGINAL Freelance Cafe group is having a gathering this Friday, 7pm, in Albany CA. Details/FB invite HERE. Bay Area pubmedia folks should not miss this.

Second, there are freelancer meetup/listening/networking groups all over the country. So as part of the FC 2016 refresh (web redesign – woo hoo!), I'm going to list these groups on the FC website, as well as try to populate the FC events page with meetups and other relevant happenings around the country. Stay tuned for that (or see the very sparse current listing here.)
Here are the ones I know about off the top of my head, but I'm sure there are more. Drop me a note if you're part of one and would like to be included on this list.
Listen Up LA
I know there's one in Austin too though I can't find the details right now. Anyway – stay tuned for more info and keep those great resources coming! I couldn't do this without you.

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Audio Under the Stars 2016, Call for Stories, deadline Feb 29

Lovely North Carolina listening event wants your stories. Details below – deadline February 29.

Audio Under the Stars is back! North Carolina’s favorite audio garden party is gearing up for its third season, and we’re looking for your stories. Here are our themes for 2016:

Destination Unknown: trips, travels, and unexpected journeys
Tell us of a time when you went in search of something: a new place, a lost love, a chance at following a dream. Or when you set out just for fun- Where did the wanderlust take you and who did you meet along the way? We want stories of those eager for change and those longing for what’s left behind.

Danger: tales of mischief and misfortune
We’re looking for stories with an element of danger, either real or imagined. A lurking threat, a prank gone wrong, bullets dodged or imminent disaster. These could be humorous or serious; ideally stories will have a bit of each.

Work it: stories of labor and leisure
Drudgery or dream job- how do you make your money? What’s the oddest job you’ve ever taken? What would push you to walk away? At the end of the day, how do you put the world of work behind you? We’re looking for stories about any kind of work and play.

We need your help to find the best of the best. Use this form to submit a story for consideration — submit as many stories as you’d like! The deadline is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, February 29, 2016.

The ideal pieces are short and sweet, 2-8 minutes. We’ll occasionally consider pieces as long as 15 minutes, but nothing longer.

We love sound-rich stories that make us think, make us laugh, and take us to places near and far. We especially love pieces based in Durham, in North Carolina, or made by local radio producers. Share your work or work you find compelling made by someone else. We want to hear it all, even if it’s not a perfect fit for the theme. Got questions? Email us at

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Radio Boot Camp @uniondocs, Brooklyn, next session April 9-10

Get your audio learning on with Sally Herships' Radio Book Camp @UnionDocs in Brooklyn. Next session April 9-10.


Our January session is all full up, but, next session of Boot Camp @UnionDocs is schedule – for April. More info./registration here:

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