Episode 121 – WYPR President LaFontaine Oliver (REBROADCAST)

As the year comes to a close I want to replay this interview I did with (now outgoing) WYPR President, Lafontaine Oliver. In January 2023 he’ll be joining New York Public Radio as their President/CEO. I want to personally thank LaFontaine (among others who are current and former WYPR employees) for taking a chance on me and giving me the opportunity to distribute my podcast on their platform. It’s already lead to great opportunities and from an analytics standpoint…things are looking up! I’m hard at work on new episodes and ideas for 2023 that’ll hopefully lead to even more opportunities and maybe finally some sponsors. Happy (almost) New Year!

Episode 120 – Lisa Snowden of Baltimore Beat

Jason V. talks with Lisa Snowden, founder and editor in chief of The Baltimore Beat, a Black owned and operated nonprofit newspaper. Lisa grew up in Annapolis, Maryland, and after receiving her degree in journalism, she started her career on TV Hill. After years of honing her craft including a stint in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Lisa launched, then re-launched, The Baltimore Beat to provide local Black stories by local Black journalists, in an industry that routinely struggles with representation in the newsroom. 

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