First Person Radio is a weekly public affairs program of MIGIZI Communications that features news headlines and interviews with leaders and groups from Indian Country, produced and hosted by Laura Waterman Wittstock and Roy Taylor.
Wittstock was a 2006 Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fellow in Philanthropy under the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. Among leadership and professional awards are the (2011) Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award: Farr Award for an exceptional contribution to public affairs; (2006) the Distinguished IEL Service Award, (Institute for Educational Leadership national award for improvement of American education; (2005) American Indian Honored Educator. She was formerly President of MIGIZI Communications, Inc., Minneapolis, 1988 to 2004; Editor of Colors Magazine, Minneapolis, 1996-1998; Director of Media Curriculum, MIGIZI Communications, Inc, April, 1985 to 1988 and Executive Producer, of First Person Radio, MIGIZI, 1981 to 2004.
Roy Taylor is a consultant in Public Affairs focusing on American Indian Peoples, Tribes and Communities, and their impact on, Arts and Culture, Civic and Political Engagement, Pluralism and Multi-Culturalism, Environment and Natural Resources, Communication and Social Media, and, Philanthropy and Community Relations.