Posts Tagged ‘NPR’

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 […]


Listen Up: “Groundwork” Special Among the Best-Selling Public Radio Broadcasts in 2012

For the second year in a row, the Center for Documentary Studies placed in the annual Zeitfunk Awards, which recognize standout shows and producers among the tens of thousands of audio pieces licensed by Public Radio Exchange (PRX), public radio’s largest online distribution marketplace. Groundwork, the one-hour radio special produced by CDS audio director John Biewen and […]


“Colors of Confinement” Exhibit Opens in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 3

"Colors of Confinement" Exhibit Opens in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, October 3

An exhibit featuring photographs from the new book Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II opens on Wednesday, October 3, at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Colors of Confinement showcases sixty-five stunning images from a rare collection of color images taken by Bill Manbo, an internee at a […]


Event at CDS for Acclaimed Book “Colors of Confinement,” Thursday, September 27

Event at CDS for Acclaimed Book "Colors of Confinement," Thursday, September 27

Colors of Confinement: Rare Kodachrome Photographs of Japanese American Incarceration in World War II showcases sixty-five stunning images from a rare collection of color images taken by Bill Manbo, an internee at a Japanese American internment camp in the early 1940s. On September 27, editor Eric L. Muller will give a presentation on the photos at the […]


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

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

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 […]


“Colors of Confinement”: New Book Features Rare Color Photos of Japanese American Internment

"Colors of Confinement": New Book Features Rare Color Photos of Japanese American Internment

In 1942, Bill Manbo and his family were forced from their Hollywood home into the Heart Mountain Relocation Center, a Japanese American internment camp in Wyoming. While there, Manbo documented both the bleakness and beauty of his surroundings using Kodachrome film—a technology then just seven years old—to capture community celebrations and to record his family’s struggle […]


Register Now: Acclaimed Audio Institute, “Hearing Is Believing II: Making It Sing,” Starts August 6

Register Now: Acclaimed Audio Institute, "Hearing Is Believing II: Making It Sing," Starts August 6

The second CDS summer audio institute, Hearing is Believing II: Making it Sing, starts August 6; click on the link to register.  An intensive six-day workshop for students who’ve recorded interviews and gathered sound and are ready to construct a six-to twelve-minute audio documentary. This course is designed for those who have a basic grasp […]


“Love Stories”: A Talk at CDS by Renowned Radio Journalist Alex Chadwick, Monday, July 16

"Love Stories": A Talk at CDS by Renowned Radio Journalist Alex Chadwick, Monday, July 16

  Alex Chadwick, longtime National Public Radio reporter and host turned independent producer, will be at the Center for Documentary Studies on Monday, July 16, to teach at our annual summer audio institute, Hearing is Believing, and to give an evening talk that’s open to the public; “Love Stories” will start at 7 p.m. in […]


The Time is Now: Register for CDS’s Acclaimed Summer Audio Institutes and Retreat

The Time is Now: Register for CDS's Acclaimed Summer Audio Institutes and Retreat

The Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) is offering three summer audio documentary learning opportunities through its Continuing Education program. These intensive sessions, lasting from two to eight days, are open to the general public (and their completion counts as credit toward the Certificate in Documentary Arts for those working toward a certificate). Information about the courses […]


NPR Highlights Photographs from Guantanamo Bay by CDS Instructor Christopher Sims

NPR Highlights Photographs from Guantanamo Bay by CDS Instructor Christopher Sims

NPR’s popular photography blog, “The Picture Show,” recently featured five photographers included in the Oxford American magazine’s “Visual South Issue,” which identified the “most talented and thrilling up-and-coming artists in the South.” The first installment of NPR’s series, “Unseen Scenes of Guantanamo,” focused on Center for Documentary Studies instructor Christopher Sims’s photography project at the remote […]