Haleema Shah
 

haleema shah

journalist

 
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ABOUT

People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too.
— STUDS TERKEL

I'm an associate producer for the Smithsonian's Sidedoor podcast, and a journalist who believes in sound and text as powerful tools for audiences to dive into and understand the ideas that shape our world. 

II'm passionate about telling sound-rich, long-form stories on everything from art and pop culture to religion and ethics. My work has ranged from reporting on national identity in Pakistan, to an interview with the mother of legendary hip-hop producer J Dilla about her son's legacy, to coverage of Milwaukee as a political laboratory for American Socialists.

I previously worked as producer and interviewer on the nationally-syndicated, Peabody Award-winning radio program To the Best of Our Knowledge. In a past life, I was on the daily news beat and covered national and state news as a producer for Wisconsin Public Radio’s live news talk show Central Time. ­

 

CLIPS

 Haleema Shah covers International Women's Day marches in Lahore, Pakistan.

Haleema Shah covers International Women's Day marches in Lahore, Pakistan.

HOSTING & INTERVIEWING

Reality TV and Other Things We Secretly Love for To The Best of Our Knowledge

Preserving J Dilla's Legacy With A Beat for To The Best of Our Knowledge

Understanding The Delicate Art Of The Mixtape for WPR's "Entertain Us" 

REPORTING

Milwaukee's Socialist Experiment for To The Best of Our Knowledge

What Monuments Can Tell Us About National Identity for To The Best of Our Knowledge

Why Online Quizzes, Personality Tests, and Horoscopes Help You Feel Special for To The Best of Our Knowledge

As Nut Milk Sales Grow, So Do Dairy Farmer's Frustrations for WPR

PRODUCING

Is Socialism Making a Comeback? for To The Best of Our Knowledge

Is Guilt A Wasted Emotion? for To The Best of Our Knowledge

Is The Nation-State Splintering? for To The Best of Our Knowledge

White Evangelicals Are Less Likely Than Most To Say Muslims Face A Lot Of Discrimination for WPR's "Central Time"

ODESZA: Love Songs for a Digital Age for NPR's "All Things Considered"

 


RESUME

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Contact

Email: HSHAH003@GMAIl.com
TWITTER: @LELESHAH
LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/in/haleemashah/