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Barbara Bernstein

Member since 2001
  • Editing
  • Engineering
  • Music
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting
  • Voice

About Barbara

Barbara Bernstein is a radio and video producer, musician, composer and performance artist. She has produced many award-winning nationally broadcast radio documentaries and features. Her latest radio productions include Holding the Thin Green Line (two one-hour documentaries about the increasing pressure on the Pacific Northwest to become an export hub for the fossil fuel industry - and the thin green line of resistance that is standing in the way), Sacrifice Zones (about pressure to transform a region of iconic landscapes and environmental stewardship into a global center for shipping fossil fuels), Fighting Goliath (about the frenetic exploitation of the Canadian tar sands and its rippling effects across the continent) and a feature film documentary on food justice, Gaining Ground, produced with director Elaine Velazquez. Some of her earlier works include Rivers That Were—an investigation of how the Colorado and Columbia River systems have been transformed to serve industrial needs and the ecological consequences of this development; Salmonlands—an exploration of the ways that salmon have shaped the culture, ecology and economics of the Pacific Northwest; Sculpted By Fire, about the important role that fire plays in shaping western forests and sustaining healthy forest ecosystems; and Heavy Weather, which explores the connections between the increase in extreme weather and our changing climate and landscapes. Her work has aired on NPR's Justice Talking, the National Radio Project’s Making Contact, Alternative Radio and many public radio stations including WBEZ, KQED, Oregon Public Radio, New York State Public Radio and the Pacifica Network. Her documentaries and features have received numerous NFCB Golden Reel Awards as well as awards from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the Castle Heritage Award from the Center for Columbia River History. Barbara was Western Knight Fellow at USC Annenberg School for Communication’s program on Water and the New West in 2002. In 2004 she attended the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in 2006 was a workshop participant in the SoundVision Science Literacy Project at KQED in San Francisco. Besides producing radio Barbara plays viola and Venezuelan cuatro in Padam Padam, a French Cabaret and Tango band. Her work has aired on NPR's Justice Talking, the National Radio Project’s Making Contact, Alternative Radio and many public radio stations including WBEZ, KQED, Oregon Public Radio, New York State Public Radio and the Pacifica Network. Her documentaries and features have received numerous NFCB Golden Reel Awards as well as awards from the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association and the Castle Heritage Award from the Center for Columbia River History. Barbara was Western Knight Fellow at USC Annenberg School for Communication’s program on Water and the New West in 2002. In 2004 she attended the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment at the University of Colorado at Boulder and in 2006 was a workshop participant in the SoundVision Science Literacy Project at KQED in San Francisco. Besides producing radio Barbara plays viola and Venezuelan cuatro in Padam Padam, a French Cabaret and Tango band.

Experience

Equipment

  • Adobe Audition
  • Cassette Recorder
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Hard Disc/Flash recorder
  • Minidisk Recorders
  • Pro Tools
  • Recording Studio
  • Specialized mics