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.
NPR shared a memorial about Donald Bordelon this morning. A man reporters met while covering the tragedy in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
Each time we called — before Mardi Gras, on Thanksgiving, on Katrina’s anniversaries — Donald and Colleen were at home. Only once did we speak with them when they were out of town. They were in Baton Rouge, forced there by Hurricane Gustav. Soon, though, they went back.
And in the end, it was home where Donald Bordelon spent his last day. He died of a massive heart attack there last week. Colleen was at his side.
And he’s now buried next to his “daddy” — the man who many years ago saved Donald from a flood in their home — then taught him how to return and rebuild.