16 Dec

Hepatitis A

Hundreds of people in two North Dakota towns may have been exposed to the Hepatitis A virus, if they’ve attended a service with Bishop John Fold. Hepatitis A is a non-life threatening disease but can cause serious injury to your liver.

| Produced for a Digital Audio Production Class At American University |
| October 25, 2013 |

16 Dec

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Civilians are unfamiliar with post traumatic stress disorder, and the effects it has on veterans and their families.
Samuel Deeds, a purple hart recipient tells a touching story on PTSD though The Armed Forces Foundation, to call attention to these issues and asks what more can be done to help those who suffer from this disorder.

| Produced for a Digital Audio Production Class At American University |
| September 18, 2013 |

16 Dec

How Votes Are Counted When The Poll Closes

My first published byline as a graduate student a American University.

Published on November 5, 2013

Chief Election Officer Donald Milburn breaks down what happens when the polls close.
This story was written by me, Taylor Shaw assisted in getting interviews from a polling station I choose. You can view this story online at WAMU.

 

16 Dec

Activism in Takoma Park

This is a brief clip of my story featured on the DC Intersections website of American Observer.

This story took a lot time and effort in finding these activist hidden in the community.

Residents of Takoma Park, Md., see various forms of grassroots activism as a way to preserve the city’s history sense of community while adapting to the needs of a demographically diverse population. From health-based advocacy programs addressing African Americans’ and Latinos’ increased risk of diabetes to a “buy local” movement that seeks to preserve small businesses, residents say they feel their city is unique among the larger, more commercialized and racially divided communities that surround it.

One community activist says, through these varied grassroots initiatives, Takoma Park residents are making connections and creating a place where people can meet each other and hold conversations that have the possibility to spark change.