Groundwork Radio Special Hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon Airing on Stations Nationwide

Pro-fracking sign outside of Caroline, New York. Photograph by Jonathan Miller.

A one-hour radio special hosted by NPR Weekend Edition‘s Scott Simon features stories from Groundwork, a radio and multimedia project of the Center for Documentary Studies. The show will air on more than a hundred public radio stations nationwide, including WNYC New York, WBEZ Chicago, KUOW Seattle, Minnesota Public Radio, KALW San Francisco, and many others. Check with your local station for scheduling. Labor Day weekend shows include WBUR-Boston, Sunday, September 2, at 8 p.m., and KERA-Dallas, Monday/Labor Day, September 3, at 8 p.m.. You can also listen to the special on the PRX website.

The Groundwork radio producers traveled to six diverse places around the country collecting stories about how American democracy works at the local level on issues that also resonate at the national level—Caroline, New York: fracking; Hickory, North Carolina: civil rights; San Juan, Texas: immigration; Chicago: citizen control of government spending; Los Angeles: young people and democracy; Kodiak, Alaska: the environment.

Watch “Those Who Show Up” on the Groundwork website, a new video on the fracking debate in Caroline, New York, and consider sharing your own stories—in words, photos, and videos—about how your community is discussing issues, working together (or not), and solving problems.

Groundwork: Democracy Close to Home is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

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    One Response to “Groundwork Radio Special Hosted by NPR’s Scott Simon Airing on Stations Nationwide”

    1. michael k says:

      What a great Idea about using Radio 🙂

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