Music PodcastsMay 17, 2017


Joan Osborne is a multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy Award nominee. She shot to fame with her 1995 album “Relish,” featuring the hits songs “One of Us” and “St. Teresa.”  Since then, she’s appeared with the Grateful Dead and Mavis Staples, fronted her own bands and is now embarked on a Songbook Series featuring the work of writers she admires – starting with Bob Dylan. Her tour includes a performance at SOPAC on May 19. Producer Susan Wallner spoke to Joan Osborne about Bob Dylan, fame and the power of a great song.


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Susan Wallner
Susan Wallner

Susan Wallner is an award-winning producer and writer. She recently completed You'll Have the Sky: The Life and Work of Anne Morrow Lindbergh about the writer and aviator, narrated by Judith Light and Lily Rabe. She co-produced Ode to Joy, a performance special now airing on PBS. Her national documentaries include Ben Shahn: Passion for Justice, Toshiko Takaezu: Portrait of an Artist, and Michael Graves: The Warehouse. Susan is a principal at PCK Media, where she produces the award-winning weekly public television series State of the Arts as well as a wide range of other projects. Recent highlights include a history series produced for New Jersey’s 350th birthday, It Happened Here: New Jersey, and advocacy videos for the statewide campaign, “Pre-K Our Way.” Susan has an MA from the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication, and a BA from New College of Florida. She also studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her awards include 13 regional Emmys, four CINE Golden Eagles, two NETA Awards, a Worldfest Houston Gold Special Jury Award, and a Pennsylvania State Council on the Arts Fellowship.