Meet the Production Team
Marianne Combs is an independent journalist with more than 25 years experience in radio reporting, hosting and podcasting. The majority of her career has been focused on arts and culture, with an emphasis on artist activism. Her reporting has appeared on Minnesota Public Radio, National Public Radio, Voice of America and in Opera America Magazine.
Leah Lemm is a citizen of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and has spent more than 15 years in radio and podcasting. She has enjoyed a variety of roles, from broadcast operations to show hosting and audio production. Her work revolves around community story-sharing through voice, sound, and music, with the mission to amplify Native voices. Additionally, Leah shares her love for covering Native stories by presenting and consulting on the topic to media organizations and universities
Emily Goldberg has directed films and videos that highlight our shared humanity for over 35 years. Currently, she produces videos and podcasts for a wide variety of clients. She also guides others toward media-making enlightenment at VIDGURU (vidguru.co). Goldberg is a 2007 McKnight Artist Fellow whose Emmy award-winning work has been broadcast on PBS, TLC, and RAI (Italy), and screened in numerous film festivals around the world, from the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam to the Museum of Modern Art.
Dameun Strange is a sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, and award winning composer whose conceptual works are focused on stories of the African diaspora, often exploring afro surrealist and afrofuturist themes. Dameun is compelled to express through sound and poetry, the beauty and resilience of the Black experience, digging into a pantheon of ancestors to tell stories of triumph, while connecting the past, present, and future.
Podcast Art Design
Filling the Well is a new podcast from Arts Midwest created to nourish, provoke, and inspire artists and arts leaders. Hear from creative changemakers as they share their takes on how to shift power dynamics, avoid burn-out, build authentic community, share resources, and advocate for support. I’m Marianne Combs. Join me for Filling the Well, wherever you get your podcasts.