Betty Louise has been a certified broadcaster for KVMR since 2016. She enjoys producing shows that have a blend of public affairs and music fitting for the topic. She produced 60 audio segments, catching stories from homeless people, concerned citizens, organizations supporting homeless people, and officials charged with solutions in 2017 for the project “A Place to Call Home.” This project was partially funded by California Humanities and California Arts Council and sponsored by KVMR. The edited stories can be found on Storycatchers, under the Community tab on the KVMR website.
She is a Master Facilitator, and is currently using these skills at the Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning in Nevada City. She led discovery exercises and offered content from the “A Place to Call Home” project for classroom presentation, including homeless people in the presentations and discussions. One of the exercises,”facilitated story circles,” involved community leaders, students, and homeless people to encourage learning and build a community working together to create solutions. She, along with a project team, are creating curriculum to promote student understanding of the homeless issue and how they can get involved in helping to influence others in the community to understand this difficult issue. She has just completed a grant proposal to California Humanities to expand this project.
Betty Louise is a hands-on producer and project director effective at bringing projects from concept to reality. She has a passion for shifting perceptions on complicated issues through live and entertaining performances, podcasts, videos, and KVMR.