Coffee Conversations with Rose Scott

Rose Scott and the “Closer Look” team travel to coffee shops in metro Atlanta for community conversations about the issues and topics affecting everyone’s quality of life.

ATXplained Live

KUT takes ATXplained – its crowd-sourced reporting series – to the stage for ATXplained Live, an evening of live storytelling based on listener questions about Austin’s people, places and culture.

Cooking with the Cap Times

Cooking with the Cap Times is a video event series hosted by food editor Lindsay Christians. Each month, Christians hosts a one-hour virtual cooking demo via Zoom with a Madison-area chef.

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.

Cap Times Live

Cap Times Live is a livestreamed concert series developed to support local musicians after a year (or more) of no in-person concerts due to COVID-19. Viewers can watch via Zoom or Facebook Live.

The WNET Group’s New American Dream

5-week town hall series gathering thought leaders from across the US to discuss the impact of white supremacy on America today, and ways to make the nation more accountable to its democratic ideals.

Charlotte Podcast Festival

In October of 2020, WFAE collaborated with community institutions to produce the Charlotte Podcast Festival, the city’s first podcast festival designed to inform, enrich, and inspire audio storytellers.

“45 Days” and now “State Street” Podcast

KUER’s politics and government podcast and engagement initiatives provide a fun and accessible way to understand how bills become laws at the Utah Legislature and what they mean for the average person.

Iowa Science Phenomena

Iowa Science Phenomena allows Iowa educators/scientific community to use and contribute user-generated, standards-aligned, Iowa-based phenomena through a free, publicly available web-based platform.

Radio Milwaukee – Grace Weber’s Music Lab

Grace Weber’s Music Lab (GWML) is a free monthly music education program and talent accelerator for Milwaukee area high schoolers, providing opportunities to refine performance skills, build connections between engaged and talented young people, expose participants to the multiple career opportunities available in creative industries and to participate in performances and talks. This program is critical to meeting the growing and changing needs of our city and youth. Grace Weber’s Music Lab reaches kids with art forms that are increasingly relevant and central to their lives, including diverse music from hip-hop to alternative to spoken word.

Block Club Chicago’s Free West Side Resource Fair

Block Club Chicago hosted a free resource fair on the West Side, bringing together 21 community organizations to offer free food, toiletries and health screenings to residents. Our neighborhood reporter was also on hand to take story tips and meet people.

Jazz 91.9 WCLK Great Day in Atlanta Jazz Portrait with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

Jazz 91.9 WCLK convened more than 100 musicians at Atlanta City Hall Atrium for a portrait with the Mayor of Atlanta – WCLK Great Day in Atlanta with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms – an ode to Art Kane and his 1958 photography, A Great Day in Harlem. WCLK issued a call for Atlanta-based musicians and amassed a list of performing artists who represent the beauty, the genius and the spirit of Atlanta’s Jazz Community.

Student Voices

Student Voices elevated the voices of young people at a critical moment in America, as we grapple with racism and the devastating effects of the coronavirus on education. Chalkbeat, whose mission is focused on educational equity, told student stories in creative ways and convened virtual gatherings to uplift their insights so people in power can make more informed decisions.


WYEP’s Reimagination project connects teen musicians with professional mentors to record and produce their own original music. Since 2013, the program has engaged with more than 220 area teen musicians, several of whom became Grammy and Emmy award winners.

Beacons CodeKids

Twin Cities PBS (TPT) fostered critical STEM learning in Minneapolis Beacons Afterschool Clubs by engaging students, families and educators with an important 21st-century workforce skill: computer science and coding. To add to the fun, TPT invited kids’ favorite PBS KIDS characters to learn along by using the innovative Scratch Jr coding program.

The ARTery 25: Millennials of Color Impacting Boston Arts and Culture

“The ARTery 25: Millennials of Color Impacting Boston Arts and Culture” is a week-long series that engaged the Boston region’s artists, arts organization and arts audiences, pairing multimedia editorial content with live programming to reach more than 400,000 people in its celebration of creative equity.

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.

LGBTQ Virtual Town Halls

The South Florida PBS Virtual LGBTQ Town Halls series consisted of four virtual town halls that were meant to provide an online platform where LGBTQ and straight residents could interact and share experiences in a safe atmosphere.

Science Pub BING

Science Pub BING engages the community of the Southern Tier of New York and connects them with regional scientists and experts in a lectures series followed by lively Q&A sessions. These events are designed to offer the public a greater understanding of the science, technology and engineering happening at our local universities and area businesses, while these experts hone their science communication skills bringing complex topics to the general public.