Clients & Success Stories

  • Success Stories


    Faith-Based Grassroots Education and Action

    Cheryl’s client, the United Church of Christ’s media justice and communications rights ministry, OC Inc.,  started work in coalition with other groups to end predatory prison phone rates.  Cheryl was able to combine her policy skills with grassroots education tools to bring the issue home to people in the pews and persuading the FCC to…   Read More


    Progressive States Network

    The Progressive States Network needed assistance during a staff transition in order to keep its program on community broadband for state legislators vital. Cheryl stepped in and seamlessly provided materials and a briefing for the annual legislative policy retreat in a few weeks’ time. Cheryl took over the @BroadbandPSN twitter feed, providing a constant flow…   Read More

    Native Public Media

    Native Public Media

    Native Public Media wanted to obtain a regulatory change that would facilitate radio service to tribal lands.  NPM needed to build a record to assess the impact of various regulatory changes and eventually support a proposal to the Federal Communications Commission. Cheryl undertook a confidential academic-quality research report identifying the impact, on tribal applicants for…   Read More

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    Local Community Radio Act

    Problem:  Local Community Radio Act had been pending for almost 10 years.  Advocates for the LCRA were running out of time–the Federal Communications Commission was going to release spectrum that would be used for local community radio. Cheryl successfully helped to bring the Local Community Radio Act across the goal line after 10 years of…   Read More

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    Orient a New CEO to the Policy Space

    In early 2010, a membership organization representing community radio stations, the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB), was undergoing a leadership change.  The new President & CEO knew a lot about making community radio, but needed to quickly get up to speed on the key policy issues and policymakers.  Cheryl assisted in the transition between…   Read More