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View Resource This American Life

On their Web site, the staff of the radio show "This American Life" describes their innovative and popular show in these words: "Its mission is to document everyday life in this country. We sometimes think of it as a documentary show for people who normally hate documentaries. A public radio show for people who don't necessarily care for public radio." Hosted by Ira Glass since its inception in...

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/
View Resource American RadioWorks

Radio documentaries have been around almost since the beginning of regularly scheduled radio programming, but not all are created equal (or with great aplomb), and the American Radio Works is certainly one of the finer documentary production units in the field. Based at Minnesota Public Radio in St. Paul, Minnesota, Radio Works' primary themes include public affairs documentaries on major social...

https://www.apmreports.org/
View Resource Reports from a Warming Planet

Never afraid to take on controversial topics, American RadioWorks has recently released this special report on the early signs of climate change. For this particular report, they brought together a team of eleven young reporters who were led by noted environmental journalist Sandy Tolan. Their assignment was to identify different places around the world where global warming was making changes to...

http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/earlysign...
View Resource Word for Word

Not many public radio programs can claim to have a host who has worked on a pirate radio ship off the English coast, but Word for Word is just that type of program. Host Melinda Penkava oversees the work of this remarkable program, which offers up an interesting and timely speech on a pressing topic in the news. These speeches come from such venues as the National Press Club, the Chautauqua...

http://wordforword.publicradio.org/
View Resource The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies

The Salt Institute for Documentary Studies is based in Portland, Maine and their mission is "to educate and promote documentary storytellers." The Institute was started in 1973 when a high school English teacher named Pamela Wood founded the organization in Kennebunk. Since then, over 700 students from all over the country and the world have attended Salt. First-time visitors should click on the...

https://www.meca.edu/academics/graduate/salt/
View Resource Inside the WGBH Open Vault Screenshot

Crack open the WGBH Open Vault and what will you find? Just a host of wonderful radio and television programs from this celebrated Boston icon. WGBH has been producing high quality programming for decades and in this treasure trove visitors can watch Julia Child in France, learn about well-known legislator Elaine Noble, and listen to Dick Dale talk about the origins of surf guitar music. The site...

http://www.wgbh.org/topics/Inside-the-WGBH-Open-Vault-353