New Transom Show: Now Here This
(August 20, 2015)

Sophie McKibben

Sophie McKibben

Liza Yeager

Liza Yeager


Atlantic Public Media Executive Director, Jay Allison, writes:

We’ve always been interested by what students at Brown University have done with radio, and have featured their efforts in the past. “Now Here This” is the latest intriguing audio storytelling project out of Providence. Student founders Sophie McKibben and Liza Yeager describe what they’re up to — which includes hyper-local stories and the grand idea to bring together campus storytellers everywhere: A National Student Audio Network.

It’s tough to wrangle college talent because it keeps turning over, but we’re eager to see if McKibben/Yeager’s energy and new tools might make it possible. They write, “There are a lot of people with different stories and ideas and perspectives in school right now. Most of their voices aren’t on the radio or in podcasts. We think they should be.” Check out their philosophy and their work to date over at Transom. Then join them, if you’re inspired, at Now Here This.

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