I have worked simultaneously in print and radio and have turned print pieces into public radio stories in New York, Memphis and Wichita. Although I’ve done a lot more video, because of how newspapers are organized, radio storytelling remains, along with magazine writing, my favorite form of journalism.
1. KMUW in Wichita:
“Kansas Man Granted Clemency By Obama Adjusts To Freedom After 28 Years In Prison”
On his last full day in office, President Barack Obama granted clemency to 330 drug offenders. That brings the total number of prisoners whose sentences were commuted under Obama to nearly 1700 — more than the 11 previous presidents combined.
Richard Reser is one of those 1700. He returned to Topeka in December and recently spoke to Wichita Eagle reporter Oliver Morrison about how he’s adjusting to life after prison.
Link to the original story and video: http://www.kansas.com/news/local/crime/article126944634.html
2. WKNO in Memphis
“A New School District, A New School Year”
School is back in session this week, and many suburban students are attending one of the six new municipal school districts.
Millington is a little different than the others, however.
3. Audiofiles in New York
“High School Lobbyists Take On Plastic Bags”
Reporter Oliver Morrison brings us a story of high schoolers learning how to lobby, by grilling New York City Councilmembers on the issue of banning plastic bags.
4. Audio postcard “Nerd dating”
Link to Soundcloud piece: https://soundcloud.com/oliver-morrison-1/nerddating
5. Moth-style storytelling “Lost in Venice”
Link to recording: https://soundcloud.com/oliver-morrison-1/lost-in-venice
6. Graduation speaker
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
7. TV Punditry
“Behind the Headlines” on WKNO Memphis
8. Audio feature “It’s the end of the world: What should you do?”
Once you realize that you’re losing the battle for life and civilization, what should you do? Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir have an answer.
Link to Soundcloud piece: http://www.omorrison.com/project/end-world/
9. Multimedia addition
“A cure for colorblindness” audio addition to the Atlantic Magazine story
10. Follow-up interview to my reported Atlantic essay “Searching for the Conservative Jon Stewart“
Edited interview on Monocle: https://soundcloud.com/oliver-morrison-1/monocle-interview
Unedited interview on Bloggingheads.tv: https://bloggingheads.tv/videos/33679