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xConnectNW 139 - In Love with Radio

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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.

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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.

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