Nadine Jelsing came to OPB with more than twenty years experience working at television stations and production companies across the country. She got her start in television at KING-TV in Seattle.
Nadine has worked on a number of other OPB productions including the educational media series, Rediscovering Biology before joining OPB full time in 2006 to launch Oregon Experience. She’s received several awards for her work on the show including four regional Emmys and a national Gracie Award.
A northwest native, Nadine is delighted to be a part of Oregon Experience telling stories and meeting wonderful people that have helped shape the state.
Lift Ev’ry Voice explores Portland’s African-American history with a focus on the turbulent 1960s, ’70s and early ’80s. At the time, issues surrounding urban renewal, school desegregation and brittle police relations were exploding both nationally and locally.
While working on their new documentary, producers had to figure out how to access footage on deteriorating tapes that were almost 30 years old.