Cindy Carpien

is a former NPR producer.

Steve Inskeep: Three songs that will change how you write for radio

When it comes to writing for radio, where does Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep find inspiration? In great lyrics. The structure of a great song parallels a beautifully written radio story. That was the subject of a talk Steve gave to the staff of Morning Edition. He played examples of songs that get right to the

Colorado Public Radio: How to find the perfect audio moment

If you really want to describe something in a compelling way, you’ll need more than great sound — a surprising, defining moment.

Read this before you record ambience in the field

When it comes time to record ambience in the field, it’s important to capture different perspectives. Here are five approaches.