PWD MARTIN

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Gender MALE
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation radio journalist
Location Cambridge, MA, United States
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Introduction I'm Senior Investigative Reporter for WGBH 89.7 in Boston, "New England's public radio station for news and culture." I am also Executive Producer for Lifted Veils Productions, a non-profit public radio journalism company dedicated to exploring issues that divide society. Currently I am heading up the Color Initiative, an on-going BBC/WGBH radio-journalism project airing on The World, which is funded by the Ford Foundation. Previously I also received funding from the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities and the Funding Exchange (Paul Robeson Fund). I am a former Supervising Senior Editor for National Public Radio as well as NPR’s former National Race Relations Correspondent. I was also one of several former senior producers responsible for developing The BBC program The World on PRI and WGBH in Boston.
Interests Winner of the 2009 Ruben Salazar Journalism Award for Radio. In 2005 I received a First Place award in the NABJ Best Documentary Category for a NPR radio series “South Africa: Ten years later”. I also shared in the 2005 RTNDA UNITY Award given to NPR for coverage of Brown V. Board of Eduction 50th anniversary. And I was a member of the NPR news team, which body of work was honored with the George Foster Peabody Award “for coverage of events related to September 11, 2001.” I was a 1997-98 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, a 1997 U.S.-Japan Media Fellow and the recipient of a Harry Chapin Media Award (second place) for writing on issues of hunger. I'm also the recipient of both Gabriel and Associated Press awards. I received my Masters Degree in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and studied international protection of human rights law at Harvard Law School. I also studied journalism at the University of California Berkeley in the Program for Minority Journalists.
Favorite Movies Blue Collar, Marathon Man, To Kill A Mocking Bird, Fried Green Tomatoes, Shawshank Redemption, Ghandi, The Pawn Broker, Blade Runner, Training Day, Cooley High, Michael Clayton, The Lives of Others
Favorite Music The Hap'nins by Gigi Gryce, What's Going ON by Marvin Gaye, Almost all Jazz, and a lot of Brazilian and Brazilian themed dance music.
Favorite Books The Alchemist, Waiting, Black Boy, The Legacy of Malthus, Balkan Ghosts