WHO WE ARE
Founded by Kevin Farkas in 2010, The Social Voice Project is an innovative public interest media company specializing in creative grass-roots media production and podcasting partnerships with community oriented individuals and organizations. We are dedicated to promoting public history, nonprofit initiatives, community and cultural projects, local tourism, and corporate missions.
Or goal is to use the world-wide exposure of digital media and podcasting as an outreach, promotional, programming, and marketing platform to enhance organizations’ missions, as well as a value-added means to generate revenue through foundational and governmental grants, corporate underwriting, commercial sponsorships, direct advertising, and community-based donations.
Working throughout the Ohio-West Virginia-Pennsylvania tri-state region and nationally, TSVP is a turnkey media producer handling all technical aspects of podcasting, including on-location, studio-quality recording; audio equipment; sound design and editing; and podcast publishing to the internet.
CLIENTS, PARTNERS, PRODUCTIONS, AND PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Our award-winning media producers have worked with a number of media professionals, organizations, and projects:
354th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, US Army Reserves; Alex Mena and Fiona Hall (producers of Crew 713: The Men Who Flew “The Irishman’s Shanty”); APPRISE Program/Wesely Family Services of Western PA; Argot: Audio Short Stories Podcast; Bob Dvorchak (legendary Pittsburgh sports writer, national journalist, war correspondent); Borough of West Mayfield; Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls; Ceane O’Hanlon-Lincoln (author and awardee at Robert Redford’s Sundance Institute); Chris Rolinson (filmmaker); City of Pittsburgh; Community College of Allegheny County; Conor Lamb for Congress Campaign; Daniel M. Cohen (film producer and author of Single Handed, the true story of Tibor “Teddy” Rubin, the only Holocaust survivor to have been awarded the Medal of Honor); Dutch Ridge Elementary School; Fiona Amundsen (internationally renowned New Zealand artist and Fellow at the Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center); Florent Plana (French veterans oral historian); Frank W. Wicks (Broadway playwright); Global War on Terror Memorial Foundation; Inside Our Minds; Italian Heritage Day (Heinz History Center); Jared Enos (noted artist and colorizer of historic photographs); Jay Paisley (local author); Jefferson Regional Foundation; John F. Slater Funeral Home; Julian Gray Associates; Larry Bruno Foundation; Life Speaks Podcast; Little Beaver Historical Society; Longest War: The Post-9/11 Veterans Podcast; Lou Baczewski (author of Louch: A Simple Man’s True Story of War, Survival, Life, and Legacy); MCA-TV; Merrick Art Gallery; National WWII Museum; No One Left Behind – Pittsburgh Chapter; Pittsburgh Technical College; PodCamp Pittsburgh; R-ACT Theatre Productions Podcast; Rochester Area Heritage Society; Rochester Borough, Ruth Crocker (noted author of Those Who Remain: Remembrance and Reunion After War); Sebastian Junger (best selling New York Times author and Oscar nominated documentarian); Sha-nini George Foundation; Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall; Stefano Ballini (Italian filmmaker); StoryCorps (National Day of Listening); Team Red, White, and Blue (national veterans service organization); Teresa Funke (author of five books about World War II); The Alle-Kiski Chronicle Podcast; The Allegheny-Kiski Valley Historical Society; The Average Addicts Podcast; The Bruderhof; The Buzz Podcast; The Heinz Foundation; The Little Beaver Historical Society Podcast; The Live Mike Podcast, with Mike Romigh; The Magical Coach Podcast; The Mission Continues (national veterans service organization); The MST Podcast; The Rochester Area Heritage Society Podcast; The Senator John Heinz History Center/Smithsonian Institution; The Sonic Essay Series Podcast; The Uncomfortable Conversations Speaker Series Podcast; Tony Lavorgne’s Legends & Lore Podcast; Tom Flynn (founder of Avenue of 444 Flags and War on Terror Memorials); TSVP Radio Theater Podcast; Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative; Veterans Breakfast Club; Veteran Voices: The Oral History Podcast; Veterans Affairs Administration; Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 862; Winchester-Thurston School; Wendell Freeland (civil rights attorney, Tuskegee Airman); WQED/PBS
WHERE WE’VE WORKED
We’ve created or worked on a number of media projects at a variety of venues throughout Western Pennsylvania:
911th Airlift Wing (Moon Twp), Allegheny-Kisky Heritage Museum (Tarentum), Asbury Heights Retirement Community, Avenue of 444 Flags and War on Terror Memorials (Hermitage), Beaver County Airport, Beaver County Maple Syrup Festival, Big Knob Fair, Broadmore Assistant Living Home, Buhl Farm Park (Hermitage), Butler Paranormal Convention (Butler), Carnegie Free Library of Beaver Falls, Carnegie Library (East Liberty), Carrick Lit Club (Pgh), Christ United Methodist Church (Bethel Park), Comfort Inn & Conference Center (Penn Hills), CCAC South Campus), Conemaugh Twp Volunteer Fire Dept. (Johnstown), Connellsville Canteen, Coraopolis United Methodist Church (Coraopolis), Cumberland Crossing Retirement Community, Devonshire of Mt. Lebanon Retirement Community, Duquesne University (Pgh), Father Ryan Arts Center (McKeesport), Fred M. Rogers Center (Latrobe), Georgetown Centre, GiannaVia’s Restaurant (White Hall), Grazie Restaurant (Wexford), Heinz Field (Pgh), Heinz History Center (Pgh), Hile House (Canonsburg), Human Services Building (pgh), Latrobe Airport, Lighthouse Point Retirement Community, Greersburg Academy (Darlington, Pa), MCA-TV Studios (Moon Twp), McCormick Dorman VFW Post 694, McKeesport Regional Heritage Center, Memorial Park Presbyterian Church (Allison Park), Midway (Pa), Mt. Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church (Tionesta), National WWII Memorial, Oakmont Elks Lodge, Ohioville, Panera Bread (Robinson Twp), Patrick’s Pub (Coraopolis), Pizza Roma (North Hills), Providence Point Retirement Community, Richland American Legion Post 849, Robert Morris University (Moon Twp), Rochester Area Historical Society Museum, Rochester Borough Theater Complex, Salvatore’s Banquets (South Hills), Seven Oaks Country Club (Beaver), Shadow Lakes Country Club (Aliquippa), Smallman Galley (Pgh), South Pointe Retirement Community, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall (Oakland), Spoonwood Brewery (Baldwin), St. Peter’s Episcopal Church (Brentwood), The Bruderhof (Spring Valley), The Atrium (Johnstown), The Lamplighter (Delmont),The McCarl Coverlet Gallery (Latrobe), The Meadows (Washington County), The Red Ring (Pgh), Rusty Gold Brewing (Canonsburg), University of Pittsburgh, VA Pittsburgh, VFW Post 128 (Rochester), VFW Post 7505 (Mars), Vintage Senior Center (East Liberty), Voodoo Brewery (Homestead) West Haven Manor Nursing Home (Armstrong County), West Mayfield Borough, White Hall Public Library, Wendell Freeland Law Firm (Pgh), Winchester-Thurston School (Pgh)
The Social Voice Project, its producers, and various media projects have been mentioned in the following:
222 Paranormal Podcast; AKVNews; Beaver County Times; Create Your Life Story (Australia); Doing Oral History (3rd ed), by Donald Ritchie (Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate); Fostering Family History Services: A Guide for Librarians, Archivists, and Volunteers by Rhonda L. Clark, Nicole Wedemeyer Miller; KDKA Radio; Hibu Publishing (National Cover of the Year Award); Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Military Press; Mt Lebanon Magazine; The Incline; The Journal of Veteran Studies; The Podcast Engineering Show; The Sharon Herald; The Union Edge Radio; Trib Total Media; USA Today; WTAE/ABC television; Your Beaver County