xConnectNW 139 - In Love with Radio

xConnect Northwest
We sit down with student Journalist Angela Nguyen as she shares her passion for radio!

Producer: Evelyn Ojwang, Associate Producer
Online Version: Evelyn Ojwang
Posted: November 30th, 2015 | 2:00 p.m.


Radio is something that is sometimes taken for granted in the world of media where television and newspapers are often in the forefront. However, we are more engulfed in radio than we think we are. We tune in whenever we get into our cars and it is now a booming industry online. To a student journalist from The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication, radio is far from an afterthought, but more of a passion and an expression of storytelling.

We sat down with Student Journalist, Angela Nguyen and talked about her love for radio and how her knack of storry-telling granted her some awards. Angela received two first and second-place of the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated awards for Best Soft Feature at the student and professional level nationally. The feature we focused on was something more close to home for Nguyen--a story of her father escpaing Vietnam.

In the grand scheme of things, the conversation encompasses the vast mount of creativity that exists in rado. For a medium that has been around for so long, it gives listeners a sense of intimacy and to Nguyen, is the most visual medium. What makes storytelling so unique is that it allows the listener to paint a picture in an array of ways, leaving room interpretation that belongs solely to the listener and how they're affected by that story.

Helpful Links

Angela in the Field

Related Content From Our Public Media Partners

A Look Behind The Proposed Sale Of A Seattle Public Radio Station To Its Competitor
NPR Digital Media

A Look Behind The Proposed Sale Of A Seattle Public Radio...

When KUOW announced that it would purchase KPLU, it was met with shock and anger by members of the KPLU advisory board.

One family's decision to take in refugees: 'We're all in the same boat'
Public Radio International

One family's decision to take in refugees: 'We're all in ...

We don't hear much about Belgium when it comes to Europe's migrant crisis, but it too is struggling to cope with an influx of foreigners arriving to claim asylum. In Brussels, volu

Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Trusts The Government
NPR Digital Media

Poll: 1 In 5 Americans Trusts The Government

A clear majority favors the government taking "a major role" in fighting terrorism, and Republicans are much more likely to say they're angry with the government, according to Pew

Watch Online

Each Monday at 2:30pm pacific you can tune into a brand new epsiode right here on To particpate in the conversation simply connect with us on FacebookTwitter or Google+. Social media not your thing don't worry, e-mail us or live chat with our producers every Monday at 2:30pm pacific right here.

Important Links

xConnectNW Home

Connect With Us!

Past Episodes

xConnectNW is a weekly interactive program streamed live. This show engages our viewers and makes YOU part of the show.

Quick Bits

Got A Show Idea? Want To Be On The Show?

E-mail our producer Kanale Rhoden

Behind the Scenes at xConnectNW