Steve was raised on a Kansas farm but eventually made his way to Washington DC where he works as a radio producer and filmmaker. Since the mid-90’s, Steve has produced stories, interviews and documentaries for public radio, including the NPR programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered. He also independently produced and reported the public radio documentary One Family and a Kansas Town. It aired on 100 stations nationwide and on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
As a filmmaker, Steve assistant directed the documentary film Waiting for Hockney which was an official selection of the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival, the 2008 Toronto Hot Docs Festival and made its broadcast premiere on the Sundance Channel. Steve’s current film Open Secret premiered in May 2011 at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto.
Steve is the senior producer of Weekend All Things Considered on NPR. He co-curates Small Good Thing, an online showcase of creative work in film, radio, music and the web. Steve also co-founded Ignite DC, a showcase of innovation and ideas.
Charlotte is a writer and producer. Her consulting for tv and film includes the one-hour dramas Saved and New Amsterdam, I Love You, Man, and the new Twilight Zone movie. New play development includes Lisa Kron’s award-winning WELL (Broadway 2006) and ALLADEEN, which opened at BAM’s Next Wave Festival in 2003 and toured worldwide for two years. She has written or consulted for the Village Voice, The Kennedy Center, NPR and the NEA among others. She develops new work at the Ojai Playwrights Conference and writes regularly on the arts for the Los Angeles Times.
Bret has produced, edited and shot award-winning documentaries for networks including PBS, ABC and MSNBC. His work has screened at MoMA and has been honored by festivals around the world such as the CINE Masters’ Series, the Chris Awards, the Los Angeles Film Festival, and the Brooklyn Arts Council. After completing the documentary film program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Bret co-founded Fallout Pictures in 2003.
Jamie Wolf is a Los Angeles-based writer of political journalism, literary criticism, profiles and essays whose work that have appeared in The Washington Monthly, Harper’s, American Film, New West, California, Los Angeles Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and The LA Weekly. Her photography has been published in DoubleTake and exhibited in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. She’s the long-time vice-president of PEN USA, the American center on the West Coast representing the worldwide organization International PEN.
Robin Hilton is the producer and co-host for the popular NPR Music show All Songs Considered. He joined NPR after co-founding Small Good Thing Productions, a non-profit production company for independent film, radio and music in Athens, GA. Before that, he lived and worked in Japan as a translator for the government, and taught English as a second language to junior high school students. From 1989 to 1996, Hilton worked for NPR member stations KANU and WUGA as a Senior Producer and Assistant News Director and was a long-time contributing reporter to NPR’s daily news programs All Things Considered and Morning Edition.
He’s also worked as an emergency room orderly, a blackjack dealer and a fruitcake factory assembly lineman.