Michael Flaster is President of Traveling Mind Consulting and has advised a range of institutions including National Public Radio, the public and commercial broadcasting systems of the Republic of Moldova, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Minnesota Public Radio. Mr. Flaster has held important production leadership roles as creator, developer, producer, executive producer and associate producer for projects from nationally syndicated radio programs, television series, documentaries and full-length feature films.
Mr. Flaster’s history in new media, broadcasting and film spans 30 years including more than two decades managing and producing for public radio and television stations, including roles as Associate General Manager for KPBS Radio and Television in San Diego. Mr. Flaster was the architect for one of this nation’s first FM news radio stations and created one of the country’s first converged Television, Radio and Web operations. He has taught in the Communications Departments of Kent State University and San Diego State University and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Michael Flaster has been named Public Television’s Programmer of the Year. His documentaries and cultural programs have appeared as part of the PBS and NPR national schedules. Michael’s work has been honored by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the San Diego Press Club and The American Bar Association. Mr. Flaster’s work has garnered one CINE Golden Eagle International Film Award, one duPont/Columbia Television Silver Baton Award, two Ohio State Awards, two Best Television Documentary Awards from The Radio & Television News Association of Southern California and top honors from the American and Ohio Bar Associations for legal affairs broadcasting.