Posts Tagged ‘Al Letson’

“Contested”: New CDS Radio Broadcast Looks at the Role of Sports in American Society

"Contested": New CDS Radio Broadcast Looks at the Role of Sports in American Society

The media typically takes a straightforward look at sports: who won, who lost, and why. And almost all of that coverage is about the 1 percent of athletes competing at the highest levels of college and professional sport. With Contested, a new one-hour broadcast airing on public radio stations across the country, Center for Documentary Studies […]


Event on March 5 with Al Letson, Host of Public Radio’s “State of the Re:Union”

Event on March 5 with Al Letson, Host of Public Radio's "State of the Re:Union"

Al Letson, host of the popular NPR/PRX radio show State of the Re:Union, will discuss the show and share audio and video clips in a public talk, “A More Perfect Union,” sponsored by the Center for Documentary Studies. The Public Radio Talent Quest Winner will also incorporate  performance elements from his other lives as an actor and poetry slam […]


“The Journey of a Storyteller,” Talk by Al Letson at the Center for Documentary Studies July 18

"The Journey of a Storyteller," Talk by Al Letson at the Center for Documentary Studies July 18

Al Letson, poet, playwright, and host of NPR’s State of the Re:Union, will present a talk at the Center for Documentary Studies on Monday, July 18. Letson is in Durham as a special guest instructor at CDS’s summer audio institute, “Hearing is Believing,” which brings 24 participants from across the country to learn the craft of […]


“Travels with Mike” CDS Radio Documentary Featured on PRX, Airing Nationwide

"Travels with Mike" CDS Radio Documentary Featured on PRX, Airing Nationwide

A half-century after John Steinbeck drove the country with his dog Charley and wrote his well-known account of the journey, producer and CDS audio program director John Biewen visited some key locations on Steinbeck’s itinerary, traveling not with a dog but with a microphone—mike, that is. In each location, he collaborated with an artist who […]