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Monday, June 30, 2008 - 15:23

"Antony Gormley: Olympic podium" by threefishsleeping

(photo: “Antony Gormley: Olympic Podium” by threefishsleeping/Flickr)

Our company’s marketing folks have asked us to put together a compilation CD featuring material from the past 12 months. This CD will be used to give to public-radio programming directors who are not familiar with the program, as well as to potential funders, and for other marketing uses.

Rather than some edited compilation, we’re thinking of putting together the first half of three separate programs on the CD (each half being about 25 minutes). That way, we can showcase the depth, intimacy and storytelling we aim for. The other criteria? The shows must have been produced in the past year.

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Friday, June 27, 2008 - 15:50

An endearing story from Krista's conversation with Mayfair Yang, caught on video.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 15:01

Producer Colleen Scheck reflects on the "brewing" of this show on our staff blog.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008 - 05:14

Krista's conversation with Nicole Mones about Chinese cuisine as a necessary means of building connectedness.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008 - 09:50
Monday, June 23, 2008 - 10:31

Parked bicycle at train station

Each day I read the e-mails you send us about how you experience the work we do here. Some days, when the inbox is flooded with generic promotional materials for authors who have published books like The Bad Breath Bible, it can feel a chore. More often, however, I am inspired by the very personal messages you send about this program (both its finest points and its flaws).

The e-mails that include moving personal stories, or that articulate the value of the show in a way none of us ever could, shoot around our inboxes with messages attached like, “Nice reflection on something we’ve been thinking about,” or “So good to get this now,” on a day when things aren’t going so hot.

Thursday, June 19, 2008 - 08:41

Our producer writes about the road we took to finding David Treuer's voice and creating this particular show.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 12:22

Our senior editor's five-word acceptance speech for our Webby Award was highlighted as one of the better speeches of the night by USA Today, PC Magazine, Yahoo News, and Stephen Colbert. Watch it here.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008 - 09:05

A couple of interesting items as we approach the show on languages, in which we speak to novelist David Treuer about his efforts at the revitalization of Ojibwe.


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