Meet the Team

Meet the Production Team

Host

Oliver.pngDr. Oliver Wang is a professor of Sociology at California State University, Long Beach. His research interests are popular culture/music, race and ethnicity, identity and community formation. He contributes to NPR's All Things Considered, KCET’s Artbound, KPCC’s Take Two, the Los Angeles Review of Books and other outlets. He is the author of Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews of the San Francisco Bay Area, creator of the audio blog Soul-Sides.com and co-host of the album appreciation podcast, Heat Rocks.


Co-Producers

Sáša Woodruff has more than two decades in the broadcast news arena. Sáša has reported, produced and edited for major news outlets including National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. She produces the Bruce Lee Podcast, story edited the Slow Melt, a podcast about chocolate and consults on other podcasts.

Loretta.png Loretta Williams is a Peabody award-winning writer, producer and editor of science-based stories on climate change and wildlife conservation as well as stories that delve into America's cultural divides. She's been a producer and editor for NPR and SoundVision Productions. You can find her most recent work on ISeeChange.org, theSeeing White podcast series from the Center for Documentary Studies and the Us & The podcast.


Nova Safo is a seasoned journalist currently covering a 17-state region of the U.S. for the global news service Agence France-Presse. He also is the host of the CultureCast podcast. He was a Chicago-based reporter for public radio's business show Marketplace and a correspondent for CNN Radio. He has also been a staff journalist at NPR and Yahoo! News.


Artwork Production

Mario.png Mario Estioko is Associate Professor in the Graphic Design Program at California State University, Sacramento. He is the principal of the White Space Foundry in Sacramento and founding board member of the Sacramento Consortium of Art and Design Educators.  Estioko has created brand experiences for such companies as Intel, Sysco, Charles Schwab, General Mills, and Clorox Co. His humorous illustrations have appeared in Boca Raton Magazine, Salt Lake City Magazine, Sactown Magazine, and The Comic Press News. He currently creates a single-panel online cartoon entitled " Incompatibles. In 2016, his cartoon work was collected and published in the anthology, Incompatibles – The First 100 (Havenhurst Press).


Creator

A 20-year veteran of higher education, Dr. Sabrina Sanders currently serves as the Director of Student Affairs Projects & Initiatives at the California State University, Office of the Chancellor. Her work on Graduation Initiative 2025 is focused on increasing completion rates and eliminating equity gaps to ensure that all students have access to the opportunities provided by a high-quality college degree.  


Music Composer

DanDan Schatzberg is a current student at California State University Northridge. He is a music composer of Cinematic Music for film, TV, trailers and game-based media. He works in conjunction with Diamond Mine Productions and has composed, scored and produced thousands of pieces which can be heard on shows such as The Butterfly Effect 3, Dr. Phil, Entertainment Tonight, Rachel Ray, The Insiders, The Doctors, TMZ, Judge Judy.