When not singing along to George Jones or reading political blogs, Matt Herman, a Greenpoint resident, can be found wandering the parks of Brooklyn chewing on bluegrass and American cultural history. Matt Herman earned a B.A. in American studies from Columbia University, where he also managed WKCR (89.9 FM) for two years. Before joining StoryCorps, Matt was the publicist of the Vision Festival, New York's premier avant-garde jazz concert series. He hails from Katonah, New York, with a slight Vermont infusion.