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Sharon Ball

Sharon Ball is an independent editor and consultant, specializing in public radio. She is the former senior cultural editor of NPR News. During her 15 years with NPR, Ball worked on documentary programs, series and personal essays, produced and anchored newscasts and filled in as host of weekend news magazines. She has received many awards for her work, including two Gabriel Awards. Ball also sings professionally, and served on the White House staff during the Carter Administration.


Image as Metaphor

Do metaphors inherently deepen a story? Can using metaphors be more effective than revealing direct facts and information about a subject?