Live Wire with Luke Burbank
with Leah Sottile, Chioke l’Anson, Joseph, and more!
Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 7:30pm
Leah Sottile dives deep. A freelance journalist whose profiles, investigations, and essays have been featured by the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The New York Times Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, Outside, and Playboy, among others, her work is defined by the ability to draw her audience into the web of the story she is telling – whether that’s about a legendary Bigfoot sighting, Evel Knievel, or the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family and the armed uprisings they inspired. Her podcast on that topic, Bundyville, produced in conjunction with Longreads and Oregon Public Broadcasting, was a finalist for the National Magazine Award and is now in its second season. An Oregon resident, Sottile appears on OPB and has won awards for her reporting on the Pacific Northwest. For reporting and writing that exposes and enlightens, Leah Sottile is your go-to deep diver.
Chioke l’Anson is a fan of the fast lane. The motorcycle enthusiast, who claims he would rather be riding right this second, combines his love of speed with a background in philosophy – and a current gig as the voice of public radio. An Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, you can also hear l’Anson as the Voice of Underwriting for NPR. His teaching and his work in radio and podcasting are powerful amplifiers for getting his message and viewpoints across to a wider audience.
If you like your music beautifully blended and perfectly in sync, then you’re going to love the triple sister act of musical group Joseph. The group, made up of Natalie Schepman and her twin sisters Allison and Meegan Closner, recently released their new album “Good Luck, Kid” on ATO Records – an effort that Paste called “…the biggest, boldest, most realized thing Joseph have ever released." The family affair is currently on tour headlining their biggest venues yet, bringing their upbeat anthems and lovely lullabies to audiences across the US.