Fall 2006-Spring 2007 Lehman Brady Professor
Based in upstate New York, Karen Michel is an independent radio producer who got her start in media as a guest on Art Linkletter's Kids Say the Darndest Things. She has lived and worked in Alaska, Mexico, Japan, Greenland, India, Canada, Kenya, Nepal, Madagascar, and other geographies real and imagined. Her academic training is in visual arts and cross-cultural education; she's been an exhibiting artist (jewelry, photography, drawing, and holography) and a teacher. Since falling into a job in public radio in Fairbanks, Alaska, long ago, she has been committed to sound, as an audio artist and as a journalist. She's received many awards and fellowships—Peabody, Robert Wood Johnson, National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the Japan Foundation, and the Fulbright/Indo-U.S. Subcommission, among them.