WHO WE ARE
Laura Sheeter spent more than ten years working for the BBC – reporting from, and living in, countries including Russia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and the USA. Laura is insatiable in her hunt to find untold stories to share with listeners – many of which have been aired on the BBC World Service and BBC Radio 4. She has made radio in the frozen bunker of a derelict Cold-War-era nuclear missile launch site, and while wading through the sweltering swamps of Louisiana. She has produced and reported news from the UN, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the story of the international incident sparked by a small bear sailing a chunk of ice across the Baltic Sea. Laura is a firm believer in passing on skills to the next generation. She has taught journalism at universities in the USA, and teaches radio and podcasting to students at London College of Communication. She is also a qualified Russian to English translator.
Ruth Barnes has written and presented music doc’s for BBC Radio 4. As a national BBC radio reporter she’s been live from the likes of the Glastonbury festival and the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. She has presented features from as far afield as WOMAD Abu Dhabi and Tribeca Doha and reviews music for Radio 4’s Front Row. Ruth spent many years producing music programmes for the BBC World Service, including working with the legendary Charlie Gillet. She also wrote and presented features for the Radio 2 Arts Show about subjects including Samuel Beckett, Turner Contemporary and the West End. In 2006 Ruth started her own internet radio show The Other Woman, a platform to showcase new music from female artists. Ruth is an acknowledged authority on women in music – The Independent calls her a ‘Pop pioneer who knows what women want’. Ruth is also a voiceover artist, clients include The Tate, The National Gallery and BBC TV.