PechaKucha Presentation
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Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Carlos Chirinos’ work explores innovation and creativity in emerging global music industries, looking at the role of music in public health, international development and social change. He has been a key consultant for radio and music projects in Europe, Africa and Japan - and most recently worked to develop Africa Stop Ebola, a global music campaign to raise awareness about Ebola in West Africa that was featured in the New York Times, The Guardian, BBC and CNN, for which he received an award from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Defense, and USAID.

Currently, Professor Chirinos collaborates with the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, curating music performances to engage the Latin community living in New York City. He is also involved in projects in the UK, Tanzania, Cuba and other countries, looking at the role of music industries in economic development, tourism and social entrepreneurship. He also runs New York University's Music and Social Change Lab

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Mighty Low Power Radio


Cory Eberhart stands up in front of her community to talk about the Mighty low power radio, which is 100 watts or less. Think of Low Power public radio as a selfie of a community. In an era where Clear Channel reigns supreme and programming is controlled by mega corporations, community radio can be a lot more personal. The wattage sends the signal only as far as your arm can reach, and it gets directed right back at you. More about a start-up lpfm in Goldendale, WA.

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Honey Money - Sustainable Beekeeping in Africa

@ VOL 4 ON MAY 18, 2015

"The real solution to the problem is when charity becomes unnecessary!" 

Mark Gardner tells the story about honey, african bees, social enterprise and social impact . The project pulled together people from several countries and delivered a community bee center complex to support cooperative farmers, locals and empower women.

This was "Prententaion of the Day" on July 22nd, 2015.

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Radio Universitaria vs Radio Universitaria

@ VOL 42 ON JUN 25, 2015

O como no apagar el fuego con gasolina. Los medios sociales necesitan generarse una identidad, a veces adolescente, a veces trasnochada, y en casos como el de Ibero 90.9 es esquizofrénico. Una estación de radio que no sabe si es popular o no, que no conoce a sus radioescuchas, que no pela los ratings y que habla de lo que quiere, vive permanentemente en Mercurio Retrógrado.

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2 Rivers Radio, Community Radio For York

@ VOL 8 ON JUL 29, 2015

Jez Russell tells us about his plans for setting up a new community radio station which will aim to tie together the amazing amount of culture we have in the city of York, ran by the community, for the community.

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Community Radio: Making it as an Individual and as a Whole

@ VOL 6 ON DEC 08, 2016

In the world of Netflix, iTunes and Facebook, how does community radio compete? Why should community radio compete? Local community radio coordinator Ophira Horwitz broadcasts her journey from biology student to Peach City, illustrating the bedrock community radio provides in isolated communities as an accessible, reliable communication platform to share and build art, vitality and culture, and the potential to build those things here in Penticton. Yes, there are pirates.    

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College Radio: Alive and Kickin'

@ VOL 23 ON MAY 11, 2017

Julianna Tullos gives an in-depth look at Knoxville's only terrestrial college radio station, WUTK, and discusses that not all radio is created equal. While working at the University of Tennessee college radio station, WUTK, in college in 2005, Julianna grew to appreciate the eclectic environment of radio, and odd-balls that fill it. Over a decade later, college radio is still just as relevent and important, providing a creative outlet, promoting community awareness, and providing a platform of expression for students and Knoxvillians.

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Early Days: Building a Community Radio Station From the Ground Up - Progress.

@ VOL 13 ON JUL 18, 2017

Jez Russell brings you up to date with the developments of Two Rivers Radio - York's very own community radio station.  This includes a brief review of their first ever live transmission on FM  (87.7) at Staxtonbury Festival, and a look to the future as Two Rivers Radio seek new presenters, producers and team members. Keep your ears peeled as there will be much more news from Two Rivers over the coming months...

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Life Design: Mentoring to end social poverty

@ VOL 45 ON AUG 15, 2017

Andrew Dellis thinks of social change as something people want to do with their time, like getting fit, or having a great holiday. He left academia and found in mentoring a way to massively disrupt how we do social change. Would you donate an hour a week to end social poverty?

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Change from Within - The Power of Intrapreneurship

@ VOL 15 ON NOV 30, 2017

Today, over half of the largest economies in the world are global businesses - controlled by the few, while impacting the many. Business has the power to change the world. Gib Bulloch asks: what if we, as individuals, had the power to change the world of business?