Whitney Henry-Lester loves documentaries, places, and food. She grew up in New York's Catskill Mountains, and her work has taken her to Chicago with the Third Coast Audio Festival and CHIRP Radio, to Ecuador with Radio Intag, to Brooklyn with Heritage Radio Network, and across the country in an Airstream trailer with StoryCorps. She also has fun with film, having served as an assistant editor on the Academy Award Nominated Short Doc, Rehearsing A Dream, and as an associate producer on the independent film, A Girl and A Gun.
Whitney has a new audio project in the works in her current home base in Tacoma, WA. Tune in for stories from the City of Destiny/Grit City.
Eleanor Warren talks about her song, Coming Home. This piece was awarded 3rd place as part of the 24-Hour Radio Race from KCRW’s Independent Producer Project. Check out the other winners here!
Who: Spencer Akanni Harris Where: Rogers Park “Don’t let fear rule the day.” Produced for by Whitney Henry-Lester. Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.
Teeny Lamothe quit her job to bake pies and writes about it! Listen to her story: Produced for KCRW’s Good Food. Listen to the whole show here! Check out Teeny’s blog here.
GFJ DAY 06.16.2012 from Good Food Jobs on Vimeo. The good folks over at Good Food Jobs declared June 16, 2012 their first GFJ Day and encouraged people around the country to get together for some ice cream and some stories. This is how they did it in Greensboro, VT. Produced for:
Who: Ed Where: Rogers Park “I’m fortunate to even have a hand and to be alive.” Produced for by Iris Lin and Whitney Henry-Lester. Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.
Who: Judahda Where: Rogers Park “I just want to leave here with a smile on my face.” Produced for by Iris Lin and Whitney Henry-Lester. Check out Chicago community radio news at CHIRP news.
What are people thinking in the swing state of Florida two days before Nov 4, 2008? Listen to flea market patrons in Waldo, FL share thoughts on the election.