Moth Radio Hour returns with major foundation grant

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The MacArthur Foundation awarded a two-year, $200,000 grant for production of The Moth Radio Hour, a series of live story telling performances that debuted last year. Jake Shapiro, executive director of Public Radio Exchange, recently announced that PRX will begin releasing new episodes for public radio broadcasts next month. “The Moth Radio Hour is the realization of a ten-year long dream to bring The Moth to public radio,” said Lea Thau, executive and creative director of the New York-based nonprofit that stages popular story telling performances. “We have long felt that radio was the perfect medium for our stories to reach a wider audience, and we are grateful to the MacArthur Foundation for making this possible.” Jay Allison of Atlantic Public Media is producing the series.

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