Hi there. My name is Nora. I'm a reporter for Montana Public Radio based in Butte, Montana.
My going concern is Richest Hill, a narrative podcast about the past, present and future of one of America's most notorious Superfund sites.
The New Yorker called Richest Hill a "must-listen" and one of the best podcasts of 2019, and said I have "brio", which I had to look up in the dictionary.
Over the last 4+ years at Montana Public Radio, I've also helped produce a couple of other terrific podcasts [Threshold and SubSurface] and reported on everything from the health impacts of long-term exposure to wildfire smoke, to an Irish-style wake for thousands of martyred snow geese.
In 2017, I was a news intern at KFSK, a public radio station in Petersburg, Alaska. That summer, I tagged along with humpback whale researchers, visited a Tlingit culture camp, and hosted Morning Edition every weekday.
My work has been heard on NPR, Montana Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, Alaska Public Media, the Coast Alaska radio network, the Alaska Fisheries Report, and has been published in the Washington Post, the Associated Press, and the Missoulian. My radio pieces have won awards from the Associated Press Television and Radio Association, the Society for Professional Journalists, the Alaska Press Club, and the Broadcast Education Association.
I have a masters degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Journalism from the University of Montana, and I'm a proud graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine, and the University of Toronto in Canada. I'm also a massage school drop-out, and former organic farmer.
I'm available for freelance audio work and tape syncs. I also moonlight as a volunteer music DJ on KBMF, a low-power community radio station in Butte, America, where I play everything from bummer-folk to Afrobeat on my show Songs of Love and Horror. You too can listen on Sundays from 2-4 pm mountain time.