Karen Michel got her start in radio and TV as a guest on Art Linkletter’s “Kids Say the Darndest Things.” Many years later she got a gig at the local public radio station in Fairbanks, Alaska, and later moved to New York and running water. Along what’s become a long way, Michel has produced hundreds of audio documentaries and features, most of them aired on National Public Radio in the US; won an encouraging number of awards and fellowships; and was the first audio artist to fill the Lehman Brady Joint Chair Professor of Documentary and American Studies at Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies. Michel’s stories air regularly on radio, on websites, even in film festivals, most recently the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. In addition, she has produced and hosted podcasts, is a voice coach and script doctor, and multimedia performance artist. Linkedin

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October 5, 2021

For the Ransomes, children's books are a family affair

James Ransome and his wife Lesa are both children’s book writers, though James is more widely known for illustrating dozens of books. He recently won a Gold Medal from the Society of Illustrators: for a painting on the cover of a book about Black artists.