Produced by Margaret Cavalier and David C. Barnett. © 2019 ideastream


When the death camps and ghettos of Europe were liberated at the end of World War II, a psychologist from Chicago visited former prisoners and recorded dozens of interviews.  David Boder’s recordings are among the earliest testimonies from Holocaust survivors.  But, long-missing from this collection was a reel of songs recently discovered at the University of Akron.  That music tells a story you might not expect.

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This piece was aired nationally in PBS NewsHour. Watch it here.

Winner of 2018 NATAS Lower Great Lakes Chapter Emmy® in the category of Arts/Entertainment - News Single Story/Series/Feature


Ohio author-designer Keith Allen dreams in pop-ups. Share a glimpse inside his 5am Pop-Up Book.

This piece was featured in WVIZ PBS’s three television productions: NewsDepth, Ideas and Applause.

Produced by Margaret Cavalier. © 2019 ideastream

Listen along to a COCONUT CAKE FIASCO.

More than one monkey-wrench gets thrown her way as April goes all out to impress her love in this podcast-style story. Because when the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, sometimes you have to crack a few coconuts...

Produced, recorded and edited by Margaret Cavalier and Claire Gysegem. © 2015

Produced by Margaret Cavalier and Claire Gysegem. © 2017

PORTAGE down memory lane.

Craig Johnson reflects on his decision to restore his late father's old wooden canoe and how the heirloom continues to carry family memories.

The Portage was filmed and directed by Margaret Cavalier and Claire Gysegem as part of the Ohio University Public Media Masters Program. This short film was featured in the 2016 Drop Your Shorts Film Festival at the Athena Cinema in Athens, Ohio.


For students growing up on North and South Bass Islands in Lake Erie, a plane ride to school is routine. It might seem like a route for the rich, but on this tourist attraction island, how does such remote living impact their aspirations when it comes time to leave?

This piece was featured in a PBS multi-station initiate Great Lakes Today.

Produced by Margaret Cavalier and Liz Miller. © 2019 ideastream