Karen Michel

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. Michel has received many awards and fellowships: Peabody, Robert Wood Johnson, National Endowment for the Arts, Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and the Fulbright/Indo-U.S. Subcommission, among them.


Peggy Lee Appreciation

A huge Peggy Lee fan, producer Karen Michel has produced five features about this singer, songwriter, and arranger.

Live? Die? Kill?

Soon after 9-11 producer Karen Michel moved from a predominantly Puerto Rican neighborhood in Brooklyn to Pleasant Valley, NY.

Buddhist Mice

Buddhist teachings and mouse death.

This hour: a visit to a pauper's graveyard, three very short (but very big) questions, and more.



The three legs of the tripod of radio —- voice, text, and sound -— are interdependent, and all contribute to the "voice" of any radio piece. Independent producer Karen Michel presents work that demonstrates different styles of voice and discusses what makes each one unique.