Co-Director, Collaborative Studio
is a radio producer, transmission artist and interactive documentarian, whose work focuses upon the overlooked stories of everyday America, from the Mexican border to the South Side of Chicago, from people’s memories of their first childhood songs to the experiences of refugees across the nation. Her work with longtime collaborator Ann Heppermann has won Peabody, Edward R. Murrow, Associated Press, Third Coast International Audio Festival and other awards. Kara’s projects have been featured on national and international public radio shows and networks such as Morning Edition, Radio Lab, Studio 360, Marketplace and the BBC, and exhibited at MoMA and the Chicago Center for the Performing Arts, among other venues. She has taught at Duke’s Center for Documentary Studies, CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and Sarah Lawrence College.