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Gerald Zahavi
University at Albany, SUNY

4172 Lincoln Pond Rd.
Elizabethtown , New York,  12932
518-942-5933 (Home)
518-442-5427 (Office)

Available For : Documentary production, Field Recording, Interviewing, Post production, Sound Editing and Mixing, 
audio preservation, audio transfers (from old recording formats - wire and cylinder recordings)

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Cassette Recorder, DAT Recorders, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, Minidisk Recorders, Recording Studio, Reel to Reel Tape, Specialized mics, Final Cut Pro, 

Media Experience : Community Radio, Radio Documentary, Television, Web Design, Multimedia production, Podcasting, 
radio documentary, web design, community radio

Bio : Gerald Zahavi is an academic radio junky. He is Professor of History and Director of Documentary Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He was trained at Cornell and Syracuse Universities, and received his doctorate in U.S. history from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University (with a specialization in modern U.S. economic, social, and labor history). Reflecting his interest in the use of media -- old and new -- to communicate history to a wide audience, Zahavi founded TALKING HISTORY in 1996, an aural history production center with a weekly FM radio program that is also broadcast over the Internet (http://www.talkinghistory.org). In 1997, he co-founded the Journal for MultiMedia, and just this past year – after two years of effort—he helped establish an interdisciplinary Documentary Studies Program at the University at Albany, a program which he now directs. He currently teaches courses in oral/video history (http://www.albany.edu/history/oralhistory/), historical radio/audio documentary production (http://www.albany.edu/faculty/gz580/documentaryproduction/index.html),
historical film/video documentary production (http://www.albany.edu/faculty/gz580/histdocfilms/), as well as American labor and economic history, U.S. local and regional history, and general U.S. history. He is also continuing his academic research and publishing -- focusing on such topics as welfare capitalism (a book, The Open Hand of Capital: Welfare Capitalism in 20th-Century America, is under contract with Ivan Dee Press), and the history of General Electric (projects include an oral history of the corporation, as well as documentary on its history). Zahavi is the author of: Workers, Managers, and Welfare Capitalism: The Shoemakers and Tanners of Endicott Johnson, 1890-1950 (University of Illinois Press, 1988) and a number of articles on the history of labor and radicalism-- as well as the producer and audio engineer of a 2-CD oral history of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. He is currently working on a film on communism in Montana in the 1920s and 1930s and completing a book on the local and regional history of American communism titled Embers on the Land (to be published by the University of North Carolina Press).

Carol Zall

Cambridge , Massachusetts,  02138
United States
6179455343 (Office)
6178211651 (Cel)

Available For : Arts reporting, Consulting, Documentary production, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, Mentoring, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Print Reporting, Public Radio, Voiceover, Program development, 

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, FTP, ISDN etc, Minidisk Recorders, 

Media Experience : International Reporting, Radio Documentary, Television, Print Media, Multimedia production, On-air talent, 
Public Radio

Bio : I’m a journalist who’s worked in radio, television, print and online. Most recently, I’ve spent six years as a producer and occasional reporter at the BBC / PRI / WGBH co-production The World, a daily international news program that airs on public radio stations throughout the U.S., as well as on the CBC radio network. Prior to that, I worked at BBC Scotland, making tv and radio programs in their Gaelic department. I have also worked in print journalism, primarily as a freelance writer for many publications in the U.S., U.K. and Ireland. For more about me, and for examples of my work, please see my website: carolzall.wordpress.com

George Zarr

Chicago , Illinois,  60660

Available For : Producing, directing, writing, composing, teaching (basically everything i do for a living)

Bio : George Zarr, Board Member and Programming Chair of the National Audio Festivals, is an award-winning producer, writer, director, and composer. He was most recently at Sirius Satellite Radio, where he was Executive Producer of “Voices of Achievement” and “The Hilly Rose Show.” As Manager of Spoken Word Programming, he helped launch their 40 talk channels. For five years, he worked at the SCI FI Channel as a Senior Producer for \\\"Seeing Ear Theater;\\\" where he was directly involved in over 40 original programs, including the creation of the first Internet musical “The First (and Last) Musical on Mars.” His episodes from SCI FI’s “Tales from the Crypt” are distributed by Highbridge Audio. George was co-writer/producer/director of the National Public Radio/Dove Audio-distributed comedy series “Visit New Grimston, Anyway,” and award-winning anthology “Little Chills,” both in the collection of The Museum of Television and Radio in New York City. He composed \\\"Walking Up Broadway,\\\" a commissioned solo harp piece which premiered at New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, was director/writer of the off-off-Broadway sketch comedy \\\"Mind Floss,\\\" and was composer/librettist/director of \\\"Who\\\'s On Faust?\\\" for the American Chamber Opera Company in Manhattan. He received the New York City Mayoral Citation for his concerto \\\"Reception for Steel Drum and Orchestra.\\\" Recent activities include producing/writing/directing/composing \\\"Every Now and Then\\\" and “School Spirit” for Design Sound Productions in Ontario, Canada, and winning a Communicator\\\'s Crystal Award of Excellence as producer/writer/composer of “We Buried Him On Top of the Bluff,” a musical audio play commissioned by the Missouri Humanities Council. He just completed directing “The War of the Worlds” in Ontario and is in the midst of developing a national radio program for Michigan author Buck Wilder. In addition to his professional work, George is also an invited guest teacher, lecturer, and resident artist around the country for institutions as diverse as New York University, The New School for Social Research, Hofstra University, The Autry National Center in Los Angeles, Columbia College Chicago, The Interlochen Center for the Arts, The Orchestra of St. Lukes, City Theatre, Ohio University, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, and the Pittsburgh and New York City Public Schools.

Laura Ziegler

Overland Park , Kansas,  66207

816-235-2866 (Office)

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Kerstin Zilm

Los Angeles , California,  90230
424.228.4196 (Office)
310.383.1251 (Cel)

Available For : Arts reporting, Commentary/editorials, Consulting, Environmental Reporting, Field Recording, Interviewing, Mentoring, News Reporting, Non-English Languages, Tape Syncs, Public Radio, Program development, 

Equipement/Studio : Hard Disc/Flash recorder, FTP, ISDN etc, Pro Tools, Recording Studio, 

Media Experience : Community Radio, International Reporting, Radio Documentary, Radio Drama, Television, Print Media, 

Bio : I am a reporter from Germany living and working in Los Angeles since 2003 with almost 25 years of experience in public radio, five of them as head of German broadcasting network ARD\'s radio studio on the US West coast.
I discovered my love for radio reporting in 1990 shortly after the wall came down as intern in Berlin. After the internship I worked as host, editor and reporter for Deutschlandradio - www.dradio.de - until 2003.
In 1994 a scholarship took me to Washington D.C., Seattle, Texas A&M University and New York. In 2003 I became head of German Public Radio\\\\\\\'s studio in Los Angeles. After that assignment ended in 2008 I established my own studio in California. I am now a happy independent producer finding and telling stories for German and international media from the U.S. West coast

Notes : I love to find stories that have not been told, sit down with people, listen and record and then tell the stories.
I have professional equipment for field and studio. I am used to working with deadlines and meeting them. I am well connected in LA after producing hundreds of stories from different places in the city. I love the diversity of this place and the people who live here and glad there will never be an end to discover unexpected stories.

Arielle Zionts

Highland Park , Illinois,  60035

847-910-5401 (Cel)

Available For : Consulting, Documentary production, Field Recording, Interviewing, News Reporting, Post production, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Multimedia, Print Reporting, Public Radio, 

Equipement/Studio : Hard Disc/Flash recorder, 

Media Experience : Community Radio, Radio Documentary, Print Media, Multimedia production, Podcasting, Slideshow production, 

Bio : *Bio*
-Intern, freelance producer, and aspiring station or podcast-based radio reporter or producer.
-Based in Chicago-land.
-Looking to collaborate, tape-sync, and edit.
-Bike rider, animal lover, and news junkie.

-Salt Institute for Documentary Studies: Radio and multimedia (Fall 2014)
-Pitzer College: Sociocultural Anthropology (2014)

-Current intern at In These Times, an award winning progressive independent magazine.
-Former reporting intern at the Pacifica Evening News, Pacifica\'s statewide weekday news-hour broadcast out of KPFA in Berkeley, CA.
-Volunteer producer and news writer + host at KSPC, college and community based radio station in Claremont, CA.

Alicia Zuckerman

Miami Beach , Florida,  33139

646-234-4854 (Cel)

Available For : Arts reporting, Consulting, Documentary production, Field Recording, Interviewing, Mentoring, Sound Editing and Mixing, Tape Syncs, Print Reporting, Public Radio, Voiceover, 
Panels, talks, workshops on local storytelling, audio gathering, narrative interviewing

Equipement/Studio : Adobe Audition, Hard Disc/Flash recorder, FTP, ISDN etc, Pro Tools, Recording Studio, 

Media Experience : Community Radio, Radio Documentary, Print Media, Multimedia production, On-air talent, 
Public radio news and features, broadcast and arts journalism panelist

Bio : Columbia School of Journalism graduate with a concentration in broadcast journalism. Editorial Director at WLRN News (a partnership with the Miami Herald) - primary editor of features and enterprise on WLRN. Co-creator, co-host, and co-producer of Under the Sun on WLRN. 2013 National Murrow winner, 2013 Third Coast Bronze winner, 2013 USC Annenberg Getty Arts Journalism fellow. Host and reporter for arts & culture programming. Producer of public affairs programming.

Former classical music, opera and dance writer for New York magazine and former WNYC arts & culture reporter.

Radio work as aired on: NPR, On the Media, Studio 360, the World, Marketplace, Weekend America, This American Life

Print and online work as appeared in New York magazine, the Miami Herald, Huffington Post, New York Times, Details magazine, Dance magazine, the Forward, Tablet Magazine (formerly Nextbook).