Season 1

Montreal 036

On New Year’s Eve, 2009, I completed my work as an executive in charge of production at TV One. In January of 2010, I boarded an Amtrak train at Union Station in Washington, D.C., and traveled to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The city was cold and covered in snow. My kind of weather. For days, I stayed in my hotel room (pictured left), sitting atop my bed, drinking Vodka and eating pizza and Chinese food, figuring out what I would do next in my professional life. In February of 2008, before I accepted the position at TV One, in a similarly contemplative state of mind, I signed up for an account on BlogTalkRadio. I hadn’t been on the air since the early 90s, when I produced and hosted the On Track radio broadcast for the Washington Urban League, in partnership with WPGC 95.5 FM in Washington, D.C. It was in Montreal, in that hotel room, nearly 20 years later, that I decided to create and produce a podcast. We broadcast our first show – All Eyes on Haiti – on a very snowy Saturday morning: February 6, 2010. In season one, we produced 74 original programs.