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Ella Taylor is a freelance film critic, book reviewer and feature writer living in Los Angeles.
Born in Israel and raised in London, Taylor taught media studies at the University of Washington in Seattle; her book Prime Time Families: Television Culture in Post-War America was published by the University of California Press.
Taylor has written for Village Voice Media, the LA Weekly, The New York Times, Elle magazine and other publications, and was a regular contributor to KPCC-Los Angeles' weekly film-review show FilmWeek.
Emily is the producer and fill-in host for Morning Edition. She is also a reporter and producer for Stateside.
Before working for Michigan Radio, Emily hosted and produced an award winning weekly talk show on Michigan State University's student radio station, IMPACT 89FM. Some of the feature stories she has contributed over the years at WKAR-FM, WJR-AM and Michigan Radio have been recognized by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters and the Society for Professional Journalists.
Emily holds a B.A. in music education and is currently working on her Master's in Telecommunication at MSU.
Todd and Cynthia began their radio career at KVNF in 1997 with an all night show called "Under Cover of Darkness" that started at midnight on Friday and ended whenever. A shared rotation with Annie Easter on "Blues & Other Colors" (Tuesdays from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.) followed shortly thereafter. After Annie left the area, Todd and Cynthia took over B&OC and have been at it ever since. They also have taken a monthly turn on "Turn it Up" (Saturdays 7:00 - 9:30 p.m.) for more than 10 years. Cynthia has served on KVNF's Board of Director's as President, Vice President and Treasurer and on the Community Advisory Board. Todd has served as a member and chair of the Community Advisory Board. They live in marital bliss outside of Crawford, Colorado.