CDS Receives MacArthur Grant for “Groundwork,” a Radio Documentary Project

Photograph by Aymae Sulick

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded the Center for Documentary Studies a $140,000 media grant in support of Groundwork, a radio documentary series telling close-up, on-the-ground stories of American democracy in action at the local level, stories that resonate with larger national issues of critical importance to all Americans but which Washington is failing to adequately address: energy, immigration, environment, citizen involvement in government spending, civil rights, and the future of U.S. democracy. John Biewen, audio director at CDS, will be the series producer. Along with the audio documentaries, which will air in late spring 2012 and again as a one-hour program in summer 2012, there will be a website with audio and video from the six locations featured in Groundwork.

 

 

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    One Response to “CDS Receives MacArthur Grant for “Groundwork,” a Radio Documentary Project”

    1. I love it! It’s exactly what we need right now.

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