I think using the phrase "time goes by fast when you're having fun" is cliche, yet it truly applies to this summer program. With learning how to make a radio piece centered around social change, talking to numerous media idols, exploring liberal Portland and gaining some killer video skills--this summer will fall under the "successful" list.
One of the most rewarding parts of this program is to see all your hard work being put together and appreciated. I rarely listened to a podcast prior to coming to Portland and knew very little about how to effectively produce one. With a couple of weeks of "training" I made one that I felt was effective and by using a non-narrative style I really tested myself and enjoyed the results.
As the end comes near I am more than excited to finish a documentary about a topic I am passionate about and put a lot of thought in: police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. I want my piece to promote change in police bureaus around the United States advocating for more minority and women to join the force. Also stoked to see what my peers produce and seeing their passions come out of their pieces. Peace out Portland it's been real.