Roman Mars makes radio (or so his Tumblr says). He’s a public radio producer and reporter and specializes in launching new public radio programs.
He may be best known for his radio show/podcast 99% Invisible but he also manages the Public Radio Remix from PRX and has worked for/with Snap Judgment, The Kitchen Sisters, The Third Coast International Audio Festival, WBEZ, KALW News, APM.
We caught up with him at SXSW and talked to him about his inspiration behind 99% Invisible.
This week we talk with mobile software developer Dale Zak.
Dale is passionate about using his software and technology to make the world a better place for others. Along with a number of other projects, Dale is gearing up to launch a new mobile app, OneStory, which will make creating and sharing the stories of friends and family members a much easier process right from our mobile phones.
Just in time for the holidays, we talk with Lindsey Markelz, the C.E.O. of CharityGiftMarket.com.
Prior to starting CharityGiftMarket, Lindsey served as the founding director UrbanPromise International and spent time working with the Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati.
As part of her work with UrbanPromise International and Peace Corps she’s helped prepare young leaders to begin their own community-based non-profits and now she works to help non-profits raise funds through CharityGiftMarket.com.
This week Johnny Laird returns to the podcast to interview his friend, Jonny Rose.
Rose is a resident of Croydon, England who’s committed to the economic, social and spiritual well-being of Croydon and its inhabitants.
He shares his story and out of it we hear his love for his local community and how he’s using social media to foster, strengthen and empower the community. Rose is also involved with the Croydon Tech City and the Purley 2.0 Project, a project meant to increase the digital literacy and participation of people in the local community. The aim is to empower them, make their voices heard and to affect real change in the community.
This week we talk with Rick Walker. Rick is a father and adjunct faculty member at Richland College in Dallas. He teachers broadcast media and has worked in media for more than 25 years, hosting YouthWake, Lighthouse 21 and now PowerTalk in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Lighthouse 21 was voted best Christian broadcast in Dallas by the Dallas Observer. And the show was unique in that it was one of the first Christian shows in the nation to converge several media technologies in one show – providing a live internet stream of the radio broadcast, live chat room and a television show.
Rick shares his history with media and his plans for the future as he recently passed the bar exam and was licensed to practice law.