Our Host & Staff

Copy of 20091015_IPS_Awards_137 (2)Daphne Wysham is the host of Earthbeat Radio. She is also a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, and the founder and co-director of the Sustainable Energy & Economy Network (SEEN), in Washington, D.C. Her research, writings, and commentary have appeared in local, national and international media. She has worked as:  a Fellow of the Transnational Institute (Amsterdam); an editor-in-chief, Greenpeace Magazine; and an associate of the Center for Investigative Reporting.  Wysham was born and raised in India, and graduated with high honors from Princeton University.


Aries Keck produces and directs Earthbeat. She is a contributor to the public radio program Marketplace and for National Public Radio. During her five years as a reporter for WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, Keck won a number of national AP awards as well as a Gracie award from American Women in Radio and TV. She was part of a team that won a Peabody from the Univ. of Georgia. She’s contributed to a number of science media including the Discovery Channel, Science and others. Keck and co-author Karen Fox wrote the book, Einstein A to Z.


Gerri Williams is Earthbeat’s affiliate outreach coordinator. Gerri Williams has volunteered with Earthbeat as production assistant since 2008 and is passionate about community media. She is active in EcolocityDC, a community-building group focused on making the Washington DC area environmentally, socially and economically resilient and sustainable. A former Foreign Service Officer, Gerri hails from the beautiful state of Minnesota.



Netfa-FreemanWNetfa Freeman helps with audio editing/production for Earthbeat. Netfa is the director of the Institute for Police Studies’ Social Action & Leadership School for Activists and events coordinator for other IPS projects. Netfa has been a political organizer/activist since 1985 and intimately involved with many movements. As a media activist  he has written for several online publications and is the co-producer/co-host for the Voices With Vision radio program on WPFW 89.3 FM that airs Tuesdays from 11 to noon.