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Welcome to “On Background,” a weekly podcast diving into some of the most pressing stories we’re covering here at the Corsair - Santa Monica College’s award-winning newspaper. Corsair reporter Michael Fanelli interviews reporters and sources to get an inside look at news pieces, and has open discussions about how those stories play into the bigger conversations of the day. This podcast is produced and edited by Multimedia Editor Blake Atwell.


 

EPISODE 7: Michael Fanelli interviews Corsair reporter Megan McNaughton about her story "Emotional Support Animals Give Service Animals A Bap Reputation"

Check out Megan's story here: www.thecorsaironline.com/corsair/2019…n?rq=animals


 
 

EPISODE 5: Michael Fanelli interviews opinion editor Evan Minniti about his online story, "America Has No Business Intervening In Venezuela."

Check out Evan’s story here: https://www.thecorsaironline.com/corsair/2019/3/12/america-has-no-business-intervening-in-venezuela


 
 

EPISODE 3: Host Michael Fanelli interviews reporter Martha Ramirez about her online story, "The Clothesline Project: A Visual Reminder of Domestic Violence."

Check out Martha's story here: www.thecorsaironline.com/corsair/2019…tic-violence


 
 

EPISODE 1: On the first episode of “On Background,” host Michael Fanelli interviews reporters Theo Greenly and Megan McNaughton about their print edition story, "High Cost of Living Hits SMC's International Students."


 
 

EPISODE 6: Michael Fanelli interviews Corsair reporter Hazel Siff about her story "The Recent College Admissions Scandal Begs for a Change in the Overall Admissions Process."

Check out Hazel’s article here: https://www.thecorsaironline.com/corsair/2019/4/16/the-recent-college-admissions-scandal-begs-for-a-change-in-the-overall-admissions-process?rq=hazel


 
 

EPISODE 4: Michael Fanelli interviews managing editor Yasser Marte about his online story, "Artist Chris Fraticelli: Once Loved, Twice Broken."

Check out Yasser's story here: www.thecorsaironline.com/corsair/2019…twice-broken


 
 

EPISODE 2: Host Michael Fanelli interviews reporter Jackie Sedley about her print edition story, "Measles Outbreak in the Pacific Northwest Sparks Vaccination Controversy."

Check out Jackie's story here: www.thecorsaironline.com/corsair/2019…-controversy


 
 

TEASER: Listen for a small taste of “On Background.”