Thomas is a radio producer and audio engineer in New Orleans. He is the project manager of The Listening Post, a community journalism and engagement project that creates and expands conversations about civic issues. He has produced programs and podcasts for The Southern Foodways Alliance, Le Show with Harry Shearer, and American Routes. If you want to geek out about movies with him, he’s seen every film listed on AFI’s 100 Years, 100 Movies and will happily talk to you about them all.
Project Description: The Listening Post bridges the gap between media outlets and local communities so that underserved and under-represented communities can have more ownership over their stories. New Orleans East is, arguably, one of New Orleans’ least understood neighborhoods that is separated from the rest of the city by a canal. The residents are literally isolated and that division has left many feeling like second class citizens. We think it’s important to give the residents of New Orleans East an opportunity to be represented in a more holistic manner in local media and to express their lives that will tackle a specific issue that matters to them.