Daniel Kisslinger is a Chicago-based producer, working in the worlds of radio, live events, digital, and community building. He is the Cohost and Co-Executive Producer of AirGo, a radio show and podcast showcasing strong young voices from Chicago and beyond who reshape our culture for the more equitable and the more creative. He serves as the Executive Producer of the Chicago Poetry Block Party, an annual festival engaging community with poetry, as well as for Vs., a podcast presented by the Poetry Foundation hosted by poets Danez Smith and Franny Choi. He is a Vision Core member of the #LetUsBreathe Collective, a grassroots alliance of artists, journalists, and activists harnessing creative capital and cultural production to deconstruct systemic injustice in America and worldwide. He also produces oral histories for high schools and colleges across the country.
Daniel was previously the host and Executive Producer of Erasing Boundaries, a weekly interview show on KDIC 88.5FM and online folio featuring conversations with artists who strive to erase musical and cultural boundaries, including hip hop stars Kendrick Lamar, Pete Rock, Chance the Rapper, and many others. He was also Station Manager of KDIC 88.5FM, the Grinnell College radio station. A native New Yorker, he interned at WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show and under Bill Bragin at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Public Programming Department, which produces the Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors public music festivals.