Nevada Public Radio Online Auction – Western States Public Radio
Auction Ends: Feb 27, 2010 04:00 PM PST

Public Radio

Lunch with Insight Host Jeffrey Callison

Item Number
CAP-1056
Estimated Value
$250 USD
Sold
$310 USD to carriesage
Number of Bids
16  -  Bid History

Item Description

Winning bidder will enjoy lunch with Capital Public Radio Insight Host, Jeffrey Callison and Senior Producer, Jen Picard after a behind-the-scenes look at the production of Capital Public Radio’s daily public affairs show Insight. This item is for two guests. Date to be mutually agreeable.

 

Jeffrey Callison was born in Scotland. He majored in English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, and studied improvisational theater at L'Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Jeffrey moved to California in 1989 and started his radio journalism career at NPR-affiliate KUSP-FM in Santa Cruz. He joined Capital Public Radio in 1996 as a classical announcer, but soon returned to radio news as a reporter and local All Things Considered host. He became Capital Public Radio’s news director in 2000, and was named Insight's first host in 2004.

 

Jen Picard’s love affair with radio began while she was a student at Humboldt State University in Arcata, CA. Her weekly show on the student-run station, KRFH, led to an internship in 1999 at KUBA in Yuba City. There she served as the weekend and afternoon news anchor. After graduating in 2000 with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications, Picard was hired as a features copy editor at the Appeal-Democrat newspaper in Marysville, CA.
 
In 2001, Picard was promoted to Entertainment Editor, a position she held for five years. During her time in print, she wrote a weekly pop culture column and spent an inordinate amount of time covering local concerts and plays. “It was a rough job, but someone had to do it,” she said.   
 
Picard left the paper in March 2006 to pursue a freelance writing career, but found herself called back to radio in July 2006. “Working from home gave me an opportunity to listen to Insight daily and I really enjoyed the in-depth analysis of local topics, not to mention the variety,” she said. “I wanted to work here and I got lucky. It’s great to be a part of something that’s unlike anything else in the area.”
 
Picard lives in Sacramento with her photojournalist boyfriend Max and her neurotic cat Smokey. An admitted television addict, she spends an excessive amount of time discussing the merits of “American Idol” and “Lost” with anyone who will listen. When in need of fresh air, she can be found riding her bike around the Sutter Buttes or playing with her favorite (and only) niece Tatum.

Special Instructions

This item is for two people. Date to be mutually agreeable.

This item is offered by Capital Public Radio

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