Radio producer Joe Richman gives a behind the scene look at making documentaries for public radio. He is an award-winning independent producer and reporter for NPR's "All Things Considered" and the founder of "Radio Diaries."
Over the past 15 years, Radio Diaries has helped to pioneer a model for working with people to document their own lives. Past productions include some of the most well-known documentaries heard on NPR in recent years: Teenage Diaries, Prison Diaries, My So-Called Lungs, New York Works, Thembi's AIDS Diary, and Mandela: An Audio History which won the du-Pont-Columbia Award, considered the broadcast equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. Richman is also an adjunct professor at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and lives in New York City.
This talk was recorded December 2, 2010 at the Ostrove Auditorium in the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement at Colby College.