More than four decades into my journalism career, I'm managing a station for the first time. Until further notice, I am not accepting commissions for freelance projects. It's a joy to work alongside the hardworking and talented staff and producers at KRVS Radio Acadie. The music-driven NPR affiliate, based in Lafayette, serves Southwest Louisiana, home of Zydeco and Cajun music and a rich, grounded, French-inflected culture in my parents' ancestral state. In addition to regional music it offers jazz, classical, rock, roots, and folk — all of which I treasure in addition to the Great American Songbook.

Along the way I've edited two Peabody Award-nominated series: the podcast Blindspot: Tulsa Burning for WNYC Studios, KOSU and The History Channel and the Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul radio documentary for public station WXPN distributed by NPR Music. As an editor and reporter I've covered all kinds of stories, shared in four Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Awards and spoken on numerous media conference panels.

As my literary lodestar Lorraine Hansberry wrote, "the world concerns me." Education and life have taken me to South Africa, Cuba, Japan, Vietnam, China, France, England, Canada, Sweden, Venezuela, Mexico and all over the United States. Thanks for stopping by!