Davar Ardalan

Davar Iran Ardalan is the Senior Producer for Tell Me More.

Ardalan is responsible for producing the live daily news broadcast for Tell Me More with Michel Martin. From the opinions of global newsmakers to listeners, and the wisdom of renowned thinkers, activists and spiritual leaders, NPR's Tell Me More brings fresh voices and perspectives to public radio. In October 2012, Ardalan was part of the NPR team that produced a live Twitter Education Forum in Miami, FL, engaging a diverse community via social media tools on the topic of education reform. Since 2011, she has also helped produce #TMMPoetry, a month-long poetry series in April asking listeners to share their poems in 140 characters or less.

Prior to Tell Me More at NPR, she was in charge of Weekend Edition Saturday and Sunday were she helped integrate social media tools and expanded audience interactivity. In 2009, Ardalan collaborated with AIR, the Association for Independents in Radio, on interactive media projects that captured stories and images from around the country and encouraged audience participation across platforms on npr.org.

She has also worked as a Supervising Producer for Morning Edition where she helped shape the daily newsmagazine, and was responsible for decisions that required elaborate coordination such as broadcasts from Baghdad, Kabul and New Orleans. Ardalan began her radio career as a reporter in 1991 at NPR Member Station KUNM in Albuquerque, NM.

She is the mother of four and the author of The Persian Square and My Name Is Iran.

Code Switch
7:44 am
Sun January 26, 2014

For Persian Jews, America Means 'Religious Pluralism At Its Best'

Roben Farzad and his mother in their 1978 visa photo
Courtesy of Roben Farzad

Code Switch has been writing about some overlooked cultural interactions that have helped shape what Jewish identity is today, and we continue the series with a post by Tell Me More Senior Producer Davar Ardalan on Iranian Jews.

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