Sandra Sleight-Brennan 

5 Ransom Rd.
Athens, Ohio 45701
740-662-3453
sandra.sleight@brennan.net


Table of Contents: 
I. PRESENT POSITION/EXPERIENCE 
II. PRODUCTION CREDITS 
III. OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACCOMPLISHMENTS 
IV. GRANTS WRITTEN 
V. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 
VI. EDUCATION 
 

LINKS 

 

 

I.

Closed 2014. Owner, Sleight-Brennan Communications - This business was closed in 2014. This media production and consulting business developed and produced print, on-line and electronic media projects and public relations materials for private and non-profit clients. Have done media training and consulting for the UN in central Asia.  Independent media producer - projects include audio and video documentaries and scripting for multimedia projects. 

Closed 2011. President, Trillium Media, Inc. – a non-profit media production company dedicated to increase knowledge and appreciation of the art, history, and culture through the production of audio, video, web-based documentaries, and other public programs. 2002 -2011.

 


Going Green

 

 

 




 

Deep In Our Hearts

 

 

 

 

 


This Time Around

 



 

 

A Passion for Art

 

 


Kennedy Museum of Art

 


 

Countdown To Millennium

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Electronic Vision


II. PRODUCTIONS

Producer/Writer – "Going Green", Trillium Media. This 15 part radio feature series and hour–long documentary was completed in April 2008. It looked at people and businesses in Ohio that have taken extra steps to do things in environmentally sound ways and it explores the reasons behind the actions.

Writer, Kentucky Coal Mine Museum. Portal 31 Tour. This new museum features an audio tour through a coal mine in Harlan County Kentucky. Lifecast figures tell the history of the mine. Voices were recorded in Harlan County.

Developed and Designed the Military Room Exhibit at the Increase Mathews House in Zanesville.

Writer/Producer, Trillium Media.Deep in Our Hearts . This radio documentary is about four women in the Civil Rights Movement.

Awards - First Place- Mid-Length Documentary, Gracie Allen
              Awards,
American Women in Radio & TV. 2005

   First Place - Radio Documentary, Ohio Excellence in
   Journalism Award, The Press Club of Cleveland.
   2005

   First Place - Public Radio Documentary, Clarion
   Award, The Association of Women In
   Communication. 2005

  Third Place - Feature or Human Interest Story,
  National  Headliner Awards. 2005

Executive Producer, WOUB Radio – Producer of year-long radio series This Time Around: Re-inventing Community that looks at development issues facing Appalachian, Ohio and explores how area residents can take charge of the region’s development.

Awards -
First Place- News and Feature Series,  Ohio Educational
              Telecommunications Network. 2003

              2003 Program of the Year,  Ohio Educational
              Telecommunications Network

              Special Merit - News and Public Affairs Features, National
              Federation of Community Broadcasters. 2005

Writer/Producer of “A Passion for Art”. This hour documentary is aired nationally on NPR stations in March 2003. It explored an art studio where artists and developmentally disabled people work to create art and build community.

Award - First Place Radio Feature/Human Interest,
             National Headliner's Awards, 2004


Writer/Producer of Introductory Video for the art exhibit "
Appalachians: A Contemporary Cultural Perspective " at the Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.

Writer/Producer of "MOUNTAIN LIVES". A series of three features on the Appalachian Mountains produced for Interworld Radio and distributed internationally .

Writer/Producer of "COUNTDOWN TO MILLENNIUM".  This 16 part radio feature series chronicles the 20th century history of southeast Ohio. Residents from the region re-tell the history as they remember it. There is an accompanying oral history collection web site and study guide for schools.(1998 - 2000)

Awards - First Place- Arts and Culture Series,  Ohio Educational
                Telecommunications Network. 1999

                Honorable Mention - Best Project over $6000 - Oral History
                Association. 2000


Executive producer of "SNAPSHOTS". A weekly 1/2 hour magazine feature series that aired on WOUB AM and FM from January to June 1998. This was a student produced series that was designed to showcase the audio production skills of Ohio University students in the School of Telecommunications. One of the features produced, "The Prom", won best Radio Feature in the 1998 Society of Professional Journalist's student competition

Award - First Place - Radio Feature, Mark of Excellence Awards.1998
              Society of Professional Journalists.


Writer/producer of "SECOND CHANCES". A 1/2 hour documentary on the Hocking Valley Community Residential Center. The show aired locally on WOUB and then nationally on SOUNDPRINT.(1998)

Awards - Award of Merit (Second Place) - Radio Documentary

               American Bar Association Gravel Awards. 1998 

               Second Place - BEA Juried Faculty Competition. 1999

Writer/Producer of "AMERICA'S WOMEN: A LEGACY OF CHANGE,"-  a four part radio series on women's history commemorating the 75th anniversary of women's right to vote. It aired on over 30 public radio stations . It was concluded with an hour long call-in show on current women's issues. The project was funded by the Ohio Humanities Council, the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio University Research Fund (1995). 

Awards - 1996 First Place - Radio Documentary Series and Best of
               Show, American Women in Radio and Television
               Commendation Awards

  1996 First Place - Radio Documentary Broadcast
  Education Association Juried Faculty Competition

  1996. Silver Medal - History. International Radio
  Festival of New York.

  1996 First Place - News and Public Affairs, Ohio
  Association of Educational Broadcasters

Writer/Producer for a promotional video for the Ohio University School of Telecommunications. (1995) 

Writer/Producer/Designer of a series of Public Service Announcements for the Child Care Resource Network. Also developed their PR strategy and graphic identity. (1993-94) 

Writer of interactive multimedia training video for Toledo Scales. (1994)- I was hired by Electronic Vision to write the script for this computer based training program. 

Writer of "NURSING 2004," (1993) This five minute futuristic vision of the nursing profession produced for the Fuld Institute for Technology in Nursing Education was used as a presentation piece for a national conference. 

Writer/Producer of "COUNTRY ROADS: AN AUDIO TOUR OF GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO (1993) This 1 1/2 hour audio tour uses a documentary format to focus on the history of the region and points of interest along the roadside. The project was funded by Bob Evans Farms. 

Awards - 1994 Award of Merit For Audio Visual Production,
                Ohio Museums Association 

                1994 Outstanding Achievement Award for Audio Visual,
                Ohio Association of Historical Societies and Museums .
 

Writer/Producer of "RECYCLING: A NEW WORD FOR AN OLD IDEA" (1993) This 3-screen video looks at the history and ethics of recycling and reuse from the scientific revolution to the present. It is a companion multimedia show to an exhibit of environmental art. It was funded by a grant from the Ohio EPA's Environmental Education Fund and toured galleries in Ohio for two years. 

Script Consultant for "VITAL SIGNS INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC" (1992) Reviewed and edited script for this multimedia production produced by the Fuld Institute for Technology in Nursing Education. The videodisc is an interactive teaching tool for nursing students. 

Writer/Producer of "DOWN TO EARTH" (1992) This pilot series of five 5-minute features on environmental topics aired on Ohio Public Radio stations. An accompanying half-hour documentary "DOWN TO EARTH: THE STATE OF OHIO'S ENVIRONMENT," looks at just how Ohio's environment has changed since the Clean Air Act went into effect 20 years ago- in 1972. The series was funded by a grant from the Ohio EPA's Environmental Education Fund. 

Writer/Producer of "SOUND TRACKS: AN AUDIO TOUR OF SOUTHEAST OHIO " (1991) This two hour round-trip audio tape tour uses a documentary format to tell the history of the countryside and of an historic road. The project was funded by a grant from the Ohio Joint Program in Arts and Humanities. 

Award - 1992 Blue Ribbon for Media Production, Ohio Association of
              Historical Societies and Museums. 

Writer for "CORNUCOPIA PROMOTION VIDEO" (1991) This promotional video introduced a new laptop computer to potential project developers. Produced for Electronic Vision. 

Producer/Writer of "A WOMAN'S PLACE: THE CHANGING ROLES OF WOMEN IN THE 20TH CENTURY" (1990) This half-hour radio feature and hour long call-in show aired on Ohio Public Radio stations and allowed callers throughout the state to talk to in-studio experts in two different cities. The project was funded by the Ohio Humanities Council. 

Awards - 1992 Ohio State Award, Top Honors (1st place) for radio.

               1991 Best Radio Feature, Heart Of America Media
               Competition. 

Writer/Producer of "REMEMBERING THE SUFFRAGETTES" (1990) A half-hour radio feature for NPR's HORIZONS series. The feature focused on the events surrounding the passage of the 1920 Amendment giving women the right to vote. It aired nationally three times. 

Award - 1991 Bronze Medal for History, International Radio Festival
              of New York. 

Producer/Writer of "VANISHING LANDSCAPES" (1989)  Wrote and produced the 15 part radio feature series on Appalachian Ohio history and culture. Also produced an hour long call-in show on "THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITIES IN APPALACHIA." 

Award - 1990 Honorable Mention for Arts and Cultural
             Affairs Programming, Ohio Educational
             Broadcasting Commission. 

Writer/Producer of "FARM LIFE: THE AMERICAN IDEAL" (1989) At NPR's request, I wrote and produced a 1/2 hour feature for HORIZONS about the family farm in the earlier part of the century. 

   
  III. OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACCOMPLISHMENTS 

Taugh radio production in Juba, South Sudan for USAID in 2010.

Taught workshop - Message Design for Communications, Ohio University. Summer, 2009

Interim Director, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, 2007- 2008

Executive Director, Athens County Historical Society and Museum, 2004- 2006

Assistant Professor, School of Telecommunications, Ohio University from 1988-2003. Taught writing for the electronic media, audio production, production planning, and writing for training and development.

Member, Ohio University American Studies Steering Committee, planning grant application for a proposed NEH Central Region Humanities Center at Ohio University, 2001-02

Consultant to UNFPA. Presented Entertainment-Education Workshop for broadcasters from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, November 1999

Presented " The Countdown To Millennium Project- Using Oral History To Build Community" Presentation at Ohio Appalachian Studies Conference , Jackson, Ohio. October, 1998 

Presented "Making History Come Alive" workshop at ABLE Educators Workshop at Burr Oak State Park, November, 1993 

Vice President, Oral History In Ohio Association, 1993-94. Southeast Ohio Board Representative 

Presented "Using Oral History for Radio" workshop to University School at Campus Martius Museum, Marietta in 1992, 1993, 1994.  

                                   



WOUB


Trillium Media

Ohio Landscape Productions

Countdown To Millennium Oral
History Project


IV. GRANTS WRITTEN 

2007 "GOING GREEN" Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund

2003 "THIS TIME AROUND: REINVENTING COMMUNITY" Appalachian Regional Commission

2003 "DEEP IN OUR HEARTS" Ohio Humanities Council.

2002 "A PASSION FOR ART" Ohio Arts Council.

1997-99 "COUNTDOWN TO MILLENNIUM" Ohio University 1804 Fund. Ohio Humanities Council. Ohio Arts Council

1995 "AMERICA'S WOMEN: A LEGACY OF CHANGE" Ohio University Research Fund, Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Humanities Council. 

1993 "VISUALIZING OUR ENVIRONMENT" Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund. 

1992 "DOWN TO EARTH " Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund. 

1991 "SOUND TRACKS: AN AUDIO TOUR OF SOUTHEAST OHIO."  Ohio Arts Council/ Ohio Humanities Council Joint Program in the Arts and Humanities. 

1990 "A WOMAN'S PLACE: THE CHANGING ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE 20TH CENTURY."  Ohio Humanities Council 

1989 "VANISHING LANDSCAPES " Ohio Humanities Council. 

1983 "HAYDENVILLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONTEST " Ohio Arts Council/ Ohio Humanities Council Joint Program in the Arts and Humanities. 

                                  

 


V. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 

"Producing Radio Features", Broadcast Education Association National Conference, Las Vegas (1999)" - part of a panel on student radio production.

Oral History Association National Conference, Cleveland (1992), " From Idea To Air" - a hands-on workshop on producing radio features from oral histories. 

Oral History In Ohio Association, Athens (1993), Use of oral histories in an exhibit - "Recycling: A New Word For An Old Idea." 

Oral History In Ohio Association, Cleveland (1991), Producing "Oral History For Radio." 
 
Oral History In Ohio Association, Columbus (1987), Use of Oral history in Education - "The Tale Spinner": A publication by teenagers.   


VI. EDUCATION 

B.G.S. (Bachelor of General Studies) Ohio University.

Areas of concentration: Radio-TV and History.
(Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society)


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