Andrew Parsons was a first grade teacher and Teach For America corps member working in New York City’s charter schools when he decided to buy some recording equipment, teach himself radio and make a 45-minute radio documentary about special education in charter schools. He has been producing radio ever since. In August of 2009, he launched a storytelling podcast, Radio Waves, which has gained a solid following and has been featured on Remix Radio and KUT Texas among others. He’s worked for public radio journalist Sally Herships, Murray Street Productions and WNYC’s On The Media and has been broadcast on WGBH Boston’s Arts & Ideas, Jazz at Lincoln Center Radio’s JazzStories and NPR’s Snap Judgment. After co-producing an animated oral history of Los Sures, Brooklyn during the 2010/2011 year at UnionDocs, Andrew attended Columbia University’s Journalism School.