Mike and Louise Berlin moved from California to Boise in 2008. They're mostly retired, earning money through investments, a part-time professorship, rental properties, and freelance writing.

Turning A One-Sentence Factoid Into A 14-Part Multimedia Series

Idaho has the largest percentage of minimum wage workers in the United States. It also has more minimum wage workers, in raw numbers, than 18 other states. That’s remarkable given Idaho has just 1.5 million residents.

These statistics were the jumping off point for a 14-part multimedia series I created with my colleague for StateImpact Idaho. We dubbed it ‘Bottom Rung’. The more we asked “why”, the more we realized there was a ton of unreported information that deserved exploring. The series includes five radio features, background explainers, interactive data visuals and an infographic.

Here’s a great behind-the-scenes look at how we pulled the whole thing together.