Veteran radio producer Scott Carrier delivered a Mini-School talk on his experience as an independent journalist over the past three decades, reflecting on his favourite stories and how to make it in radio (even if you don’t have the proper credentials).
Scott Carrier is an independent writer and radio producer whose work has been featured in magazines such as Esquire, Rolling Stone, Harper’s, Mother Jones Magazine, the public radio programs All Things Considered, This American Life, Marketplace, and Radio Lab. In 2007 he won a Peabody Award for his coverage from the US/Mexico border. Now he produces Home of the Brave, a podcast about current affairs with approximately 150,000 subscribers around the world. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.
This was the first in a three-part event series to coincide with the CIVL Mini-School. These events were designed to promote arts and culture and storytelling in Abbotsford. This event was free and open to the public, thanks to the Community Radio Fund of Canada, who funded CIVL’s Creative Dialogue Project, paying volunteers, staff, and community members with important stories to tell, in order to share more of the richness in our diverse communities of the Fraser Valley.