Saturday, February 09, 2008

Buy Streetwise Ecommerce

Streetwise ECommerce

You can order Streetwise ECommerce, our 7th book! This book is perfect for anyone finally looking at the Internet as a viable place to do business but is still unsure how to start. An introduction to e-business in plain English.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Buy The Everything Blogging Book
Our 6th book is out - about blogging, blogs and bloggers.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Interview on Daily Eats

A friend of mine from the "old days of the Web," Tery Spataro, interviewed me for her site Daily Eats. I am an occasional contributor to the site - my little foray into writing about food.

Listen to the interview!

I am in love with the technology she is using - GabCast - although I have yet to try it myself. I've been thinking about my own podcast, and this seems to be an easy solution.

Other posts of mine on Daily Eats include:

Fancy Dining in Anchorage

Are Your Buns Sticky?

Where the Baked Alaska Roam

Saturday, May 06, 2006

New Audio Essay and Hosting on "AK"

I hosted this week's "AK" and also did an audio essay (the 2nd segment in the show) about my experiences with carbon monoxide in my home and the death of my dog Chewie.


Check out the show's TEXT RUNDOWN

I hope to do more segments and hosting after the baby is born. I love radio.

Saturday, April 29, 2006

Hosting "AK" on Alaska Public Radio Network

I've been doing a few segments for Alaska Public Radio and have been a guest host several times recently, with one more guest gig taking place next week.

I think the show is like a cross between "This American Life" and "Day to Day" on NPR.



Friday, November 11, 2005

My 1st Segment for Marketplace

I forgot to post the link to my first segment for Marketplace

A different kind of bookmaking

Business on Native American reservations isn't just about gambling. Aliza Sherman Risdahl looks at a growing publishing enterprise on Wyoming's Wind River Reservation.

Listen to the clip!

Find out more about Painted Pony, Inc.

My 2nd Marketplace Segment Aired Today!

The learning curve for producing own radio segments on my own equipment (PowerBook G4, ProTools MBox, Sony MD recorder) is tremendous. Luckily, Marketplace takes the elements I gather and create and put them together for me.

Here's my 2nd segment for them.

Keeping a head above water in Alaska

Global warming has the water rising in the Native Alaskan village of Newtok...

Listen to this story!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Finally, A Project Completed!

No, it isn't the 1/2 hour Babyfruit documentary that is in the can...yet. We're moving to a new place, and I have to carefully pack all our equipment and set it back up in the new place so logging will resume later this month. Hurrah!

I have completed a project, however, that was an incredible learning experience and has opened the door to more just like it.

My first radio segment for Marketplace (American Public Media/NPR) should be airing this month!

The piece is about Indian reservations and entrepreneurship, more specifically the Wind River Development Fund on the Wind River Reservation and their for-profit company Painted Pony, Inc.

I conducted interviews with John Washakie, a member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe and author of "Yuse: The Bully and the Bear" as well as the great-grandson of Chief Washakie. I also interviewed Elsie Meeks is a member of the Oglala Lakota tribe and executive director of First Nations Owesta Corporation, a CDFI in South Dakota.

I wanted to give national exposure to entrepreneurship on reservations and felt that the Painted Pony model was interesting and exemplary. The books they publish are beautifully illustrated children's books preserving Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tales. From a business standpoint, they are creating a more sustainable model of business on reservations that hopefully will someday create more private-sector jobs.

I'll be producting my second segment in the next few weeks, most likely looking at some issues here in Alaska.