Last October, more than 170 wildfires ripped across Northern California. It was the deadliest fire incident in the state’s history.
Sound Designer, Engineer and Composer
Fernando Arruda is a sound designer, engineer and composer for Reveal. As a multi-instrumentalist, he contributes to the original music, editing and mixing of the weekly public radio show and podcast. He has held four O-1 visas for individuals with extraordinary abilities. His work has been recognized with Peabody, duPont-Columbia, Edward R. Murrow, Gerald Loeb, Third Coast and Association of Music Producers awards, as well as Emmy and Pulitzer nominations. Prior to joining Reveal, Arruda toured as an international DJ and taught music technology at Dubspot and ESRA International Film School. He worked at Antfood, a creative audio studio for media and TV ads, and co-founded a film-scoring boutique called the Manhattan Composers Collective. He worked with clients such as Marvel, MasterClass and Samsung and ad agencies such as Framestore, Trollbäck+Company, BUCK and Vice. Arruda releases experimental music under the alias FJAZZ and has performed with many jazz, classical and pop ensembles, such as SFJAZZ Monday Night Band, Art&Sax quartet, Krychek, Dark Inc. and the New York Arabic Orchestra. His credits in the podcast and radio world include NPR’s “51 Percent,” WNYC’s “Bad Feminist Happy Hour” and its live broadcast of Orson Welles’ “The Hitchhiker,” Wondery’s “Detective Trapp,” MSNBC’s “Why Is This Happening?” and NBC’s “Born to Rule,” to name a few. Arruda also has a wide catalog of composed music for theatrical, orchestral and chamber music formats, some of which has premiered worldwide. He holds a master’s degree in film scoring and composition from NYU Steinhardt. The original music he makes with Jim Briggs for Reveal can be found on Bandcamp.
Deja nuke: Return of the nuclear threat
On Jan. 25, 2018, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists edged the “Doomsday Clock” closer to midnight – one step closer to a potential nuclear apocalypse.
My town, Chi-Town
Since 2000, a quarter-million black Chicagoans have moved out of the city. We’re taking a close look at those challenges in this week’s episode.
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The red line: Racial disparities in lending
In dozens of cities across the country, lenders are more likely to deny loans to applicants of color than white ones.
How Bernie made off: Are we safe from the next Ponzi scheme?
Bernard Madoff may be a fading memory from the past, but for reporter Steve Fishman, the fallen financier’s story holds lessons for today.
#MeToo: Rape on the Night Shift
As the #MeToo movement sweeps across Hollywood, Washington and the world of media, it’s easy to ignore the sexual abuse of women in low-profile jobs.
No country for sanctuary seekers
This week, we look into places that offer sanctuary to those immigrants – and what the conflict between federal and local policies means for them.