RACHEL ISHIKAWA


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The media are not toys… they can be entrusted only to new artists, because they are art forms.
(McLuhan, 1954)



Rachel Ishikaw is a radio producer. Currently she is the podcast producer at Michigan Radio, where she’s been working on a new limited run series, 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. She’s produced shows like the Opt-in and the Healing Justice Podcast, and her radio features range from topics of skin stigmas to bioacoustics.

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