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WAVS Podcast Festival

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· Sessions
Welcome to WAVS: Morning Kickoff
Introducing the conference, The Public's Radio's Ana González and WBRU's Tammuz Frankel will discuss the idea behind the day's events: community storytelling.
Ana Gonzalez Tammuz Frankel
2021-03-27T10:00:00Z 2021-03-27T11:50:00Z America/New_York Welcome+to+WAVS%3A+Morning+Kickoff https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Empathetic Interviewing with Mia Raquel
How do you get people to open up to you? What even is an "interview"? Storycorp alum Mia Raquel will help you hone this integral podcasting skill.
Mia Raquel
2021-03-27T10:30:00Z 2021-03-27T11:50:00Z America/New_York Empathetic+Interviewing+with+Mia+Raquel https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Using Music and Soundscapes
How can you add meaning and emotion in audio storytelling without using words? Ari Mejia and Mara Lazer explore diy methods to create your own soundscapes.
Ari Mejia Mara Lazer
2021-03-27T10:30:00Z 2021-03-27T11:50:00Z America/New_York Using+Music+and+Soundscapes https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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The Story: Writing For Radio
How do you turn interviews and sounds bytes into a compelling and cohesive story? Learn about story structure and building narrative in podcasting.
Jason Moon
2021-03-27T10:30:00Z 2021-03-27T11:50:00Z America/New_York The+Story%3A+Writing+For+Radio https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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What's Not Reflected in the Media Landscape
In this community panel, media professionals will talk about their decades-long careers in local media and the importance of telling all of our stories.
DJ Rukiz Valerie Tutson Tony Mendez
2021-03-27T12:00:00Z 2021-03-27T12:50:00Z America/New_York What%27s+Not+Reflected+in+the+Media+Landscape https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Reporting from within an Insular Community
Telling a story from deep within an insular community, including building trust, developing sources, and allowing yourself to fall deep into a story.
Ash Sanders Sarah Ventre
2021-03-27T12:00:00Z 2021-03-27T12:50:00Z America/New_York Reporting+from+within+an+Insular+Community https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
News, Media, and Activism
With subscriber-funded publications and podcasts, the intersection between local news and activism can be blurred. But is there a limit?
Nicole Rabe Jaileen Vargas-Garcia Lina Altaan Al Hariri Steve Ahlquist
2021-03-27T12:00:00Z 2021-03-27T12:50:00Z America/New_York News%2C+Media%2C+and+Activism https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Lunch Networking
During this block, there will be a variety of informal and themed discussion rooms to meet other participants at WAVS. Maybe you’ll meet your future co-host??
2021-03-27T13:00:00Z 2021-03-27T13:50:00Z America/New_York Lunch+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Get to Know Ana González, Host of Mosaic
Elizabeth Francis interviews Ana González about her journey from producing a documentary to hosting a podcast about immigration and identity.
Elizabeth Francis Ana Gonzalez
2021-03-27T13:00:00Z 2021-03-27T13:30:00Z America/New_York Get+to+Know+Ana+Gonz%C3%A1lez%2C+Host+of+Mosaic https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Having Uncomfortable Conversations
How do you approach conversations about taboo or explicit topics? Anita Rao, host of Embodied, will share her strategies for finding and owning your voice.
Anita Rao
2021-03-27T14:00:00Z 2021-03-27T15:30:00Z America/New_York Having+Uncomfortable+Conversations https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Podcast Pitch Fishbowl
The road from podcast idea to pitch can be long, but it doesn't have to be. Join us for tips on how to make your show the best version of itself.
Liza Yeager Chioke I'Anson
2021-03-27T14:00:00Z 2021-03-27T15:20:00Z America/New_York Podcast+Pitch+Fishbowl https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
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Constructing Anything for Selena
In this workshop, Maria Garcia will take us through her process of combining personal, cultural and journalistic methods to create Anything for Selena.
Maria Garcia
2021-03-27T14:00:00Z 2021-03-27T15:20:00Z America/New_York Constructing+Anything+for+Selena https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Making Audio Your Own
If you're just getting started, it can be tempting to go seeking out podcast rules. But sometimes your first impulses are worth listening to.
Liza Yeager
2021-03-27T15:30:00Z 2021-03-27T16:20:00Z America/New_York Making+Audio+Your+Own https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
The Music Scene and Music Discovery in Rhode Island
It’s easier than ever to create music, but it’s not as clear how artists can go mainstream. We’ll explore how new networks find and promote local music in RI.
DJ Franchise
2021-03-27T15:30:00Z 2021-03-27T16:30:00Z America/New_York The+Music+Scene+and+Music+Discovery+in+Rhode+Island https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Finding Your Voice
It's easy to imitate. It's much harder to do your own thing. But podcasts are about individual voices, so let's do some things to develop yours.
Chioke I'Anson
2021-03-27T15:30:00Z 2021-03-27T16:30:00Z America/New_York Finding+Your+Voice https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Networking
Happy Hour Networking
Join in the fun and get randomly matched with other participants for a brief, 2-minute conversation before switching to the next person.
2021-03-27T16:30:00Z 2021-03-27T17:00:00Z America/New_York Happy+Hour+Networking https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)
· Sessions
Keynote with DeRay Mckesson
In conversation with Torey Malatia, CEO of The Public's Radio
Torey Malatia DeRay Mckesson
2021-03-27T17:00:00Z 2021-03-27T17:50:00Z America/New_York Keynote+with+DeRay+Mckesson https%3A%2F%2Fhopin.com%2Fevents%2Fwavs-podcast-festival Hosted virtually on Hopin (link in the description)

Speakers

Mia Raquel

Independent Audio Producer

Gisel Bello

Elizabeth Francis

Director of Rhode Island Council for the Humanities

Jackson Cantrell

Jason Moon

Writing for Radio

Lina Altaan Al Hariri

Jaileen Vargas-Garcia

Providence Student Union Media, Art and Activism team lead.

Nicole Rabe

High school student and part of the Providence Student Union’s Art and Activism team.

DeRay Mckesson

Keynote Speaker // Host of Pod Save the People

Tony Mendez

Valerie Tutson

DJ Rukiz

Maria Garcia

Constructing Anything for Selena

Torey Malatia

CEO of The Public's Radio

Mara Lazer

Using Music + Soundscapes

Ari Mejia

Using Music + Soundscapes

Tammuz Frankel

WBRU

Ana Gonzalez

Host of Mosaic

DJ Franchise

The Music Scene and Music Discovery in RI

Sarah Ventre

Co-creating Your Podcast With Community

Ash Sanders

Co-creating Your Podcast With Community

Anita Rao

Having Difficult Conversations

Chioke I'Anson

Pitch Workshop and Fish Bowl

Steve Ahlquist

Intersection of Media and Activism

Liza Yeager

Making Audio Your Own

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Hosted by

The Public's Radio & WBRU

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