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Summer Intern 2013: Deepti Mukkamala

Intro who you are and what you hope to get out of this internship. My name is Deepti Mukkamala. I would like to gain experience in reporting for radio and hope to eventually become a baller journalist. What drew you to KUHF? I enjoy that public radio has a wide variety of topics to offer. […]

Intro who you are and what you hope to get out of this internship.

My name is Deepti Mukkamala. I would like to gain experience in reporting for radio and hope to eventually become a baller journalist.

What drew you to KUHF?

I enjoy that public radio has a wide variety of topics to offer. Anyone can tune in and gain knowledge of something that they would otherwise not have known if it weren’t for public radio.

What is your favorite public radio show and why?

Marketplace is my favorite show because I love Economics and studying the social science behind how human actions can define any given country’s financial functions.

Who is your favorite reporter and why?

Christian Amanpour and Kai Ryssdal are my favorite reporters. Regardless of the subject matter, each has a way of connecting to audiences when delivering news.

What are your favorite publications?

Democracy Now, Reuters, The Economist, Al Jazeera English, Russia Today, Economic Times, The Atlantic

Who should I follow on Twitter and why?

There are too many interesting people and entities! But I would narrow it down to these few: Russia Today, Ricky Gervais, Press Pass, Grumpy Cat, Warren Buffet, Condoleezza Rice

What is your social handle or nickname?

My friends call me Deeps or Deepums :O)

What social media accounts are you involved with?

Twitter & Facebook

What is the best thing to do in Houston?

Eat & drink at various cool places throughout the city. Because of lack of zoning, Houston has pockets of goodness spread out through the city and sometimes town hopping is the best way to figure out what gems one can find.

What do you do when you are not at KUHF?

I am a research assistant for a non-profit called Future Housing that focuses on green housing in South Africa. I am also a news reporter for 90.1 KPFT.

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