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Jason V.

Jason V.

Host/producer, "Local Color"

A disciple of public radio, Jason got his start as a volunteer during WYPR’s pledge drives and as an intern for Midday with Dan Rodricks. Jason then went on to work in commercial and news radio.

After a car accident left him unable to walk for three months, Jason listened to a lot podcasts and was inspired to start his own. He wanted to create a podcast that cast a positive light on Baltimore and would unite the DMV region, and in the fall of 2015, Local Color was born.

  • Host Jason V. talks with singer, musician, and beatmaker Josh Stokes about his new projects, making meaningful connections with his audience, and gearing up for a feat of strength for any performing artist: going on tour.
  • Paris Brown always had an eye for opportunities, community, and collaboration, and she uses those skills every day as Associate Publisher for The Baltimore Times. She talks about her childhood in New York, her HBCU experience, and the history of The Baltimore Times.
  • Simone Phillips is the founder of Charm City Table, one of Baltimore’s wildly successful food blogs. She talks about the ins and outs of the foodie/blogger industry, her brutally honest take on a business she knows can do better, and why she thinks “unbiased” reviews aren’t her approach to her work.
  • In addition to his work in museum education and preservation, Dr. Cherry is a painter and puppeteer. He talks about his childhood growing up in Washington, D.C., how his love for puppets predates Sesame Street, and the bright future of Baltimore’s arts scene.
  • Twitch streamer and cosplayer Nicki Nanami discusses DMV’s cosplaying scene, the challenges women of color face on Twitch, videogames as family time, and why streamers and influencers are here to stay.