On the airwaves, personality becomes the gold standard. In a medium where delivery can be almost as important as content, knowing pertinent information and asking thoughtful questions is immediately enhanced by charisma and the ability to connect with an audience.

I've done radio reports that have put me first on the scene in a small town fire, and others that have sent me to the top of an historic Boston bell tower. In any radio coverage situation, I've found it has been my own interest in the details which has attracted listeners, added accessibility to various subjects,  and gleaned positive audience feedback.

Dog Years: A memoir

April 3, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration has announced that it was a tainted substance in wheat gluten from China that made its way into pet food in America killing maybe hundreds of pets.

Unimaginable that pet owners have to deal with the fact that they fed their beloved pets the very food that killed them. But the death of a beloved animal is not so unimaginable for many of us, including poet and essayist Mark Doty, who spoke with Here & Now's Austyn Mayfield about his new book "Dog Years." click here for the story link!

Fashion Week Comes to a Close

    February 9, 2007

   Gina Kelly, fashion director of Seventeen
   magazine, joins Austyn Mayfield and Robin Young
   for a conversation about what designers are up to
   this season and how haute couture on the runways
                                    effects the industry as a whole.
click here for the story link!