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Sara Harris

Member since 2010
  • Business
  • Producing
  • Reporting
  • Recording
  • Engineering
  • Editing
  • Voice

About Sara

For over 20 years, I’ve made my living as an audio artist and public radio journalist in Los Angeles and México with a focused on issues of urban land-use, education, and environmental equality. For three years in the wake of the 2008 recession, during the subsequent boom in Los Angeles real estate development, I launched and hosted Hear in the City: radio realities from the urban landscape on KPFK, 90.7FM with a talented group of young reporters. Before that, I enjoyed an enriching tenure as L.A. bureau chief of Youth Radio at NPR West. My stories can be found on Marketplace , All Things Considered , Morning Edition , Living on Earth , and Mexico’s IMER national network. One of my favorite collaborative endeavors as an artist is: RadioSonideros- a collective whose works have been commissioned for The New York Port Authority’s FM Ferry Experiment , Metabolic Studio’s Not a Cornfield at the Los Angeles State Historic Park, and The Sounds of Cesar Chavez for the L.A.’s Great Streets Initiative with the Boyle Heights Arts Conservatory. In the teaching realm, I have produced multimedia documentary with teens at award-winning nonprofit ArtworxLA, and with a crack group of high school students in Tijuana on AudioPostales: cross-border radio. I have am a lifelong gardener and stray dog-and-cat steward, the pursuit of which eventually took my mapping and people skills to a higher level as an Intervention Coordinator at the Northeast Los Angeles Animal Shelter with Home Dog L.A., a non-profit dedicated to helping people care for their pets in times of most need. My passion for native SoCal plantlife and neighborhood gardening and fruit-sharing in my historic neighborhood of Solano Canyon sparked me to become a Master Gardener. I run everyday with my two boisterous dogs in Elysian Park, rain or shine, and I continue to map sound and produce audio landscapes in the realm of cinema and art galleries. My current projects are an experimental documentary film in the high desert and MyEveryDayRadio.

Experience

Equipment

  • Cassette Recorder
  • DAT Recorders
  • Final Cut Pro
  • FTP, ISDN etc
  • Hard Disc/Flash recorder
  • Minidisk Recorders
  • Pro Tools
  • Recording Studio
  • Reel to Reel Tape
  • Soundslides
  • Specialized mics