Good Neighbor Awards

We hosted the PBS39 Good Neighbor Awards in the spirit of Fred Rogers’ legacy of education, community and compassion. We staged an all-star live broadcast and launched the Good Neighbor Fund.

The Stand Photo Walk and Photo Contest

The Stand holds an annual Photo Walk to explore the neighborhood and capture a typical day in photos. With COVID, an innovative approach was taken to add a photo contest and still document our city.

“Salt of Detroit” Guitar Raffle

A multi-media success story of artists, musicians, and a beloved public radio station that combined messages online, in video, and in local media to attract new listeners, donors and raise $70,000.

Classical IPR’s Kids Commute

Every weekday morning, Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) presents Kids Commute, an interactive exploration of classical music centered around weekly themes (such as mermaids, opera and elephants) that are designed to educate and entertain the youngest listeners. Kids Commute also explores ballets, their stories, and the music that goes along with them. This interactive radio experience delivers strategies for early childhood artistic development that can be easily replicated in a variety of genres.

South Florida PBS film-maker project

This unique project offered the region’s storytellers the platform needed to disseminate their films to a new audience through broadcast distribution of their finished films. The initiative served filmmakers from the Keys to the Treasure Coast with an audience reach of over 6.3 million, deepening the understanding of ourselves and our neighbors.

Million Minute Challenge

The Million Minute Challenge was an initiative to get people of all ages and backgrounds in Lehigh Valley reading. We asked our community to come together to read 1,000,000 minutes in March 2020, Reading Awareness Month, and what resulted was a fun, engaging, exciting, audience-captivating event that surpassed its goals and put reading at the center.

San Diegan Allison Justice is applying her green thumb to a very green enterprise.

KPBS Explore Local Content Project

KPBS launched the “Explore” program in 2012 as an experiment to grow the station’s library of local programs while cultivating new, young and diverse talent. Every two years, KPBS opens a community-wide call for content ideas and offers seed funding to create local TV shows, web series and podcasts. The producers retain ownership of their project and are responsible for raising the extra funds needed to stay afloat. The program has spawned four podcasts and more than a dozen TV and web series.

Giving Tuesday

Instead of focusing on ourselves for Giving Tuesday, we chose to celebrate other local nonprofits. People nominated their favorite local nonprofits and then we awarded $1000 in underwriting to randomly selected winners.