Saturday, August 14, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again If you listen to the news, you’ve heard a lot about Detroit lately, none of it very good. This week, State of the Re:Union and host Al Letson travels to Detroit to move beyond the headlines and explore the Motor City.
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… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: Milwaukee
Saturday, July 10, 2010 8pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again Back in the timber industry’s heyday, small mill towns in Oregon were thriving. Business was booming. Then in the early 1990s, the saws stopped. The mills shut down and their economies crumbled. State of the Re:Union surveys how a town that has lost its… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: Oakridge, OR
Saturday, July 3, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again The city of New Orleans is as proud of its traditions as it is steeped in them. But since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the city and its residents have been thrust into new relationships with those very traditions they hold so dear. State… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: New Orleans
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… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: Brooklyn NY
Saturday, May 15, 2010 8pm Producer: NPR/PRX Listen Again One night in May of 2007, a tornado wiped Greensburg, Kansas, off the map. The town’s residents have decided to not only resurrect the town, but to rebuild in a true spirit of renewal. State of the Re:Union examines the profound devastation and the rigors and… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: Greensburg KS
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… Continue reading State of the Re:Union – Heart of the Heartland
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… Continue reading Who Is This Man? A State of the Re:Union Special