I am passionate about sound and color. I work in radio, having hosted WBEZ’s “Global Overnight” program. I am currently host/producer of Reclaimed Soul, a weekly radio program on Vocalo.org (sister station of WBEZ). I have also worked with The Stockyard Institute (an experimental effort in pedagogy and a contemporary arts-based teaching organization in Chicago). I’m a blogger at Darkjive.com who works to document the Narratives, History, and Cultural Significance of the Music Scene in 20th Century Chicago. I’m a DJ who spins my “findings” across this city.
I also currently teach digital Radio and Podcast Production and Media Literacy to High School students through YOUmedia (a collaboration between the Digital Youth Network, The MacArthur Foundation, and the Chicago Public Library), and recently completed a residency in which I worked to document through sound Theaster Gates’ Dorchester Projects (an experiment in re-valuing the undervalued and rebuilding a community using reclaimed materials and a bit of ingenuity).
I also love Chicago: where we’re going and where we’ve been.
I believe in the power of out-of-the-box ideas. Ideas can baptize our perceptions and forever change our view of the world, if we only believe in possibility and ask questions (despite what might be right in front of us). This site is intended as a portal to such change. Look out.