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Jun 12 @ 6:00pm | Personal Interviewing for Audio Stories ft. the Inheriting podcast

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Wednesday, June 12 at 6 p.m. @ KQED | Personal Interviewing for Audio Stories ft. the Inheriting podcast

Inheriting is LAist Studios and NPR’s new narrative podcast that explores Asian American and Pacific Islander families and their histories, where the past is personal. Through intimate conversations facilitated by NPR’s Emily Kwong, the podcast brings to light the diverse and rich experiences within AAPI communities. You will hear life-changing historical moments from seven families from Cambodia, Guam, Japan, India, Korea, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Vietnam. Subscribe to Inheriting on your app of choice.

In this workshop, producers Anjuli Sastry Krbechek and Emily Kwong will share audio clips from Inheriting and provide insights into their production and editorial processes. You will learn about their process for navigating personal interviews with families and weaving hours of recorded conversations into narrative audio stories. Anjuli will be joining in person and Emily will be joining virtually. There will also be time for Q&A, and light snacks and refreshments will be served!

Doors open at 6:00 pm, event starts at 6:30 pm sharp.



About the Speakers:

Anjuli Sastry Krbechek (she/her) is a senior producer at LAist Studios. She co-created Inheriting, the LAist Studios and NPR podcast telling the stories of Asian American and Pacific Islander families. Before that, she oversaw the teams behind the Snooze and WILD podcasts. In 2021, Krbechek created, hosted and executive produced the audio and video series Where We Come From, which told stories by and for immigrant communities of color. She did this while on a Nieman Journalism Fellowship at Harvard. She has been awarded for her audio work by the Los Angeles Press Club and the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and her other work has appeared in NPR’s Life Kit, Morning Edition, Weekend All Things Considered, and ABC News. Krbechek also founded and ran an employee-run identity-based mentorship program at NPR.

Emily Kwong (she/her) is the founding reporter and co-host for Short Wave, NPR’s science podcast, and the host and co-creator of Inheriting. Previously, she was the 2018 NPR ‘Above the Fray’ Fellow, reporting a multi-part series on climate change and internal migration set in Mongolia. For four years, Emily was a daily reporter for KCAW-Sitka—a community radio station in Alaska. Emily won the “Best New Artist” award in 2013 from the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition for a story about a Maine journalist learning to speak with an electrolarynx. She was NPR’s 2018 Above the Fray Fellow and reported a three-part series on climate change and internal migration in Mongolia. Her team’s multimedia narrative, “Losing the Eternal Blue Sky,” won a White House News Photographers Association award in 2020. Emily takes great pride in co-leading NPR AZNs, the employee resource group for (ERG) that supports over 100 staff members who identify as Asian, Asian-American, and/or Pacific Islander. She is also co-president of the board for the Association for Independents in Radio (AIR) and was a 2015 AIR New Voices scholar. She learned the finer points of cutting tape at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in 2013.


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