Gianofer Fields: Curator
I am a freelance producer and reporter for WUWM – Milwaukee Public Radio, National Public Radio, British Broadcasting Corporation, and WORT Community Radio in Madison WI.
I am very fortunate to have spent twelve years at WBEZ – Chicago Public Radio honing my skills as a producer and correspondent. As an arts and culture reporter, I was responsible for producing sound rich segments that encouraged listeners to veer off the beaten path. My Out of My Way and Lincoln Highway series were an opportunity for the audience to travel vicariously to little known areas of our region and beyond. I joined Chicago Public Radio in March 1997 as an intern, later becoming a freelance producer for the former Chicago Public Radio program Metropolis. I was a field reporter for the Chicago Matters series and a music producer for the station’s live broadcast of the Chicago Jazz Festival heard on more than 100 stations nationwide. I received a Peter Lisagor award for “Exemplary Journalism in Public Service Reporting” for the two-part radio play, “If You Only Knew.” Then a second Lisagor for Radio Lifestyle Reporting for a piece entitle “Mary Todd Lincoln.” I received a first place Public Radio News Directors, Inc. (PRNDI) award in the “Interview” category for producing an interview with professor Deirdre McCloskey. I also received an Associated Press award for “Best Editorial or Commentary” for my work with Eight Forty-Eight contributor Jerry Pohlen.
As a returning student to the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Art History/Material Culture Program I’ve discovered a fertile new ground to explore. It’s a Material World is a project which allows me to combine my passion for Public Radio with my new found love affair with Material Culture. I intend to approach each object with a wide curiosity that fuels my desire to learn more about the world surrounding us.