State of the Re:Union: Milwaukee

Saturday, July 17, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again Milwaukee, Wisconsin, once referred to as “America’s Machine Shop”, has suffered a similar fate to other rust-belt cities. But despite the decline of some of its industries, passionate, hard-working citizens are changing this manufacturing mecca into a city of ideas. Host Al Letson explores […]

State of the Re:Union: Brooklyn NY

Saturday, May 22, 2010 8pm Producer: NPR/PRX Listen Again Brooklyn is New York’s most populous borough. Ever evolving, Brooklyn has been celebrated as everything from a bastion of industry to a refuge for immigrants from around the world. This episode of SOTRU charts Brooklyn’s evolution, celebrates the diverse communities and explores both sides of the […]

State of the Re:Union – Heart of the Heartland

Saturday, March 13, 2010 8pm Producer: Al Letson Listen Again Al Letson travels to the surprisingly metropolitan and remarkably progressive city of Des Moines, Iowa. He hears an immigrant Iraqi family’s take on the American dream, how traditional farming techniques have once again become relevant to 21st century business and he gets a Middle-American take […]

Who Is This Man? A State of the Re:Union Special

Saturday, February 13, 2010 8pm Producer: Al Letson (NPR/PRX) Listen Again MLK Jr.’s “I have a Dream” speech has become the shorthand of the Civil Rights Movement– but we might never have heard it, if it were not for another man, who’s largely been forgotten by history: Bayard Rustin. In this program hour, we explore […]