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Rachel Ishikawa is an audio producer. Currently she is the podcast producer at Michigan Radio NPR. She edits the daily Stateside Podcast and works on limited-run series like Collision Course and Kids These Days.

Prior to Michigan Radio, Rachel spent the past four years producing audio in Philadelphia. In addition to her work on NPR Music and WXPN’s Peabody-nominated audiodocumentary, The Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul, she was the Social Practice Lab Artist-in-Residence at Asian Arts Initiative. There she collaborated with young people to develop an online audio sequencer that sampled sounds from the rapidly redeveloping Chinatown North Neighborhood. Her radio features range from topics of skin stigmas to bioacoustics.

An avid biker, she’s always seeking the best route.