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To Err (on the Air) Is Human

No one likes to make mistakes, but the difference between you (brilliant producer) and the guy next to you (average producer) is in learning how to use those mistakes to your advantage.

No one likes to make mistakes, but the difference between you (brilliant producer) and the guy next to you (average producer) is in learning how to use those mistakes to your advantage.

Moderator Gwen Macsai guides three experienced producers - Katie Davis, Barrett Golding, and Michael Johnson - through a conversation that reveals some of their most memorable and valuable gaffes, and explains why it's important to sometimes make those mistakes in the first place.


Featuring

Gwen Macsai

Gwen Macsai hosts Third Coast's radio programs Re:sound and Best of the Best.

Katie Davis

Katie Davis is the Senior Producer of The Story, a national show that showcases first person story telling and independent work.

Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson has trained many producers and reporters in public radio in digital production through his years at Western Public Radio, and served on assignment in Managua, Nicaragua during the Contra/Sandinista Civil War. Johnson has also been a freelance producer/reporter for the BBC, a training consultant for NPR, and General Manager of KALW-FM, San Francisco.