Michael Flaster’s work history in new media, broadcasting and film spans 40 years including more than two decades managing and programming for public radio and television stations, Flaster has advised National Public Radio, the State Broadcasting System for the Republic of Moldova, the National Endowment for the Humanities and Minnesota Public Radio. He has taught in the Communications Departments of Kent State University and San Diego State and was a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Mr. Flaster’s work has garnered one CINE Golden Eagle International Film Award, two Ohio State Awards and a duPont/Columbia Silver Baton for Television Documentary Excellence.
2001: Project Executive for KPBS Television Investigative Documentary & American Public Television Service (APTS) Nationally distributed “The Culture of Hate,” Winner of San Diego Press Club 2002 Best of Show & duPont/Columbia Award Silver Baton.
2001: Executive Producer for Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) Nationally Distributed Television Documentary, “Skin Stories.” aired nationally in May, 2003.
1999-01: Creator and Executive Producer for “Full Focus,” a local series of field produced, half-hour Television Investigative Documentaries with merged radio, internet and outreach activities. Winner 2000 Pacific Southwest Emmy Award.
1995: Associate Producer for Independent Feature Motion Picture, “Love Always.”
1995: Executive Producer for PBS Nationally Distributed Television Documentary, “Liquid Stage.”
1993-5: Executive Producer for “First Frames,” nationally Syndicated Short Film Series.
1994: Executive Producer for “Under the Knife,” Television Documentary on San Diego Health Care. Winner of 1995 CEN Jerry Schumacher Award.