Ally Karsyn

Arts Producer/Announcer

It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico. There’s limited water, food, fuel, cell phone service and Internet access. Restoring power is expected to take months.

Being one of those artsy “theatre geeks” didn’t make Lindsay Bauer very popular when she was growing up. But when she went to a conference a few months ago, she couldn’t sit down to eat because everyone wanted to sit by her.

Months ago, Lindsay Bauer got an email with a video link. She wouldn't normally click on such things, but this time she did.

Ode: Finding my family

Oct 4, 2017
Ally Karsyn

A 20-year-old college student has to make a life or death decision for her mom.

Ty Rushing
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A Kansas City native ignores his family's advice and moves to a mostly-white community in a state that he doesn't know much about.

Alex Watters
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I stood next to my mom at the end of the driveway… and said, “How much would that suck to be paralyzed?”

A talented typography artist left the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation to attend a small Christian college in Sioux Center, Iowa. And more than 53,000 Instagram users have virtually followed her here.

Bertha Iniguez
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I wanted him to be happy, and I didn’t think it was with me… even though he assured me that it was.

Kassie Henderson
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I stepped off the ledge and discovered: life is not like a movie.

Ryan Dowell Baum
Ally Karsyn

It was a crisp, cool evening in the fall of 2004. I stared up at the night sky, smiling at the dazzling city lights of New York that made it one of the few places in the world where even at night, the clouds were more visible than the stars. As I looked up, I noted that there was no moon tonight—and that that was no coincidence. It was the new moon that marked the beginning of the month of Ramadan, when Muslims believe the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.