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Rachel Rood

Rachel Rood

Supervising Producer “Sound of Ideas”

Expertise: Public affairs topics, community engagement

Education: Chagrin Falls High School
Rochester Institute of Technology - Bachelor of Fine Arts, film
American University - Master of Arts, broadcast journalism

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Dance party on the Goodtime III


Rachel Rood is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.” She has been part of the team since 2015, where she is best known for creating the award-winning community engagement series, the “Sound of Ideas Community Tour.” The tour has traveled all across Northeast Ohio, from Ashtabula to Sandusky, even aboard the Goodtime III, covering topics including the future of NASA Glenn, immigration, politics and racial division. She also produced the One Small Step series in partnership with StoryCorps which asked Ohioans from different political backgrounds to talk to each other civilly in the heat of the 2020 election. Rachel came to Ideastream from National Public Radio, where she was a producer for the flagship afternoon program, “All Things Considered.” Rachel grew up in South Russell and now lives in University Heights. She is also an adjunct journalism professor at Baldwin Wallace University.


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