“Radio Diaries: 15 Years of Stories,” Joe Richman in the Duke Innovation Program Series

For fifteen years, Radio Diaries has been giving people tape recorders and working with them to report on their own lives and histories for NPR. With this approach, Radio Diaries has helped pioneer a new form of citizen journalism and has produced some of the most acclaimed and innovative documentaries ever heard on public radio: Teenage Diaries, Prison Diaries, Diary of a Retirement Home, My So-Called Lungs, Thembi’s AIDS Diary and others. In this talk, Radio Diaries’ founder and executive producer, Joe Richman, will share clips from stories he’s produced with people whose health conditions shape their daily lives.

Joe Richman is an award-winning independent producer and reporter for NPR’s All Things Considered and the founder of Radio Diaries, a non-profit organization. The Los Angeles Times has called Richman “A kind of Studs Terkel of the airwaves.” Over the past 15 years, Radio Diaries has helped to pioneer a model of working with people to document their own lives for public radio. Richman worked for many years as a producer on NPR programs All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Car Talk and Heat. He also teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is a graduate of Oberlin College and lives in New York City.

“Radio Diaries: 15 Years of Stories”
Tuesday, March 15, 12-1 p.m.

Medical School Amphitheatre, Duke South Clinics, Durham, NC

Presented in partnership with the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine at Duke, this talk is the third in a series of presentations by documentarians who have produced work that effectively renders medical experiences. The series is part of the Duke Innovation Program, a collaboration between the Duke Graduate Medical Education Program and the Center for Documentary Studies. All talks will be available as video podcasts in the weeks following the live presentation.

Directions to the Medical School Amphitheater: From Parking Garage 1 located on Trent Drive, take the walkway on the second level to the grey/silver elevator (look for signs). Take the elevator to the basement level. The Amphitheater will be on your immediate left, next to the Duke South Clinics Food Court. For more information call (919) 668-9000, or email trent-center@duke.edu

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