Brenda is a writer, performance, and visual artist. She possesses degrees from Brown and Hampton Universities in Theatre and Museum Studies, respectively. Currently enrolled in the Hamline University MFA in Creative Writing program, she plans to culminate her studies with a PhD in communication and theatre.
She has enjoyed playing a signifcant role in the making of a number of shows on KFAI Radio and the production of several newscasts for The Morning Blend (search under her name in "General News" to check them out). Among her favorites shows were the ones when she served as a guest -- reciting poetry and discussing the news-of-the-day -- with hosts Sandra J. Gaillard and Dee Henry Williams.
Other favorites include:
- the show Brenda hosted for International Women's Day 2014 - Dynamic Endeavors: Sisters Helping Sisters Effect Change http://kfai.org/international-womens-day-2014/playlists/20140308-10;
- shows produced for Black History Month http://kfai.org/search/node/brenda%20bell%20brown%20black%20history%20month
- guest host appearences for Marya Morstad's Art Matters http://kfai.org/search/node/art%20matters%20brenda%20bell%20brown and Rose Robinson's Blueslady's Time Machine,
- and news reports produced, in general http://kfai.org/search/node/brenda%20bell%20brown%20general%20news .
In July 2016, Brenda premiered her drive-time show PLAY FOR ME
PLAY FOR ME is a uniquely formatted mix of talk and music, addressing the public interest while celebrating the guest's personal life and aspirations. Potential guests range from high-profile public figures to common folk from all walks-of-life who bring the KFAI audience current, while providing personal and historical context to a variety of topics ranging from sports to politics to art and all that jazz. As a thank you for their generosity, guests are given the opportunity to fashion a "playlist" of music, spoken word, or any other recorded content that underscores their topic and provides context to their interview theme, especially on a personal tip.