Greetings from Joshua Tree! Trying to fit my life into a pre-formatted profile is a bit of a challenge. I'm an award-winning, internationally published, career print journalist, who also did a considerable amount of radio work. I also am captain of California's premiere pirate jam band, There Be Pirates!. So, why am I here? Well, life gets interesting sometimes.....
I currently am the creator, writer, host, and producer for a series that has had two seasons on PBS here in southern California, "Southwest Stories." I'm currently working with Knowledge Tree Films in Hollywood on Season 3 of Southwest Stories, for national PBS distribution, Roku, and other platforms. Yeah, somehow I fell into doing television, and I like expanding the mediums I work with to share a story with readers/viewers/listeners/participants.
I have been told by some folks in the industry that I have some great ideas, mostly rooted one way or another in history and literature, for some great films or series. I am a historian by education, a journalist by training, and a pirate by nature. I suppose there must be something to that mix that works well with storytelling. I'm here to connect with creative folks on all variety of levels, across any variety of media. I like seeing folks who haven't had much of a voice find theirs, and I like putting media to use to recognize and further creative cultural efforts. I'm especially interested in the west, the Southwest, and, oddly enough, history from pirates to indigenous peoples, and contemporary issues. Cheers! Steve "Shanghai" Brown Creator/Host/Writer/Producer: Southwest Stories with the Two Steves, and a host of other projects.
Unique traits: Historian, journalist, musician, pirate.
Southwest Stories with the Two Steves Other A Native American musician and artist, and a desert rat journalist, historian and musician, ride out together to experience the authentic, and indigenous, American Southwest.
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