Local Switchboard NYC

Local Switchboard NYC is a collective of women who produce multimedia content for and by the communities of New York City’s varied boroughs. Local journalists and community members are trained in audio production so they can cover their own neighborhoods and tell stories often overlooked and underreported by larger media organizations. This new initiative was piloted at WBAI-FM.

Classics for Kids

Classics for Kids, launched at WGUC in 1998, provides an educational and entertaining classical music experience for children. 23 stations now carry the Classics for Kids program; people all over the world use the website materials (570,000 uniques/ 5 million pvs in 2018). The Classics for Kids podcast is CPR’s most listened-to podcast (75,000+ downloads/mo). It provides education materials based on national and state standards, Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences and Critical Thinking skills based on Bloom’s Taxonomy.

Democracy & Me

Democracy & Me is an educational outreach program of Cincinnati Public Radio aimed “increasing students’ civic participation as they become adults.” The program provides social studies teachers with tools, learning experiences, lesson plans, news stories and a blog focused on the American electoral process and the roles of citizens and the media. The fall teacher training session focused on problem-based learning; the spring sessions focused on podcasting project for the classroom, with 29 teachers (reaching 2,330 students) registered for the D&M workshops.

WBGO Media Fellows

WBGO Media Fellows is a paid fellowship program that opens the door for a public broadcasting employment experience members of our local community. Each year two students from Newark are given a “hands on” opportunity to be mentored by our station news team and our Jazz Night in America production team for 8 weeks during the summer. Fellows learn first hand everything from pro tools to podcasting; meeting etiquette to interviewing techniques. They have real time deliverables and are paid a realistic working wage.

Co-hosts Joel Wayne and Lacey Daley

You Know The Place

You Know the Place (YKTP) is a podcast that examines the small local businesses most of us never enter or even notice. YKTP gos to the stores overlooked by any form of media to ask: What do you sell or make? Who’s your customer? How long have you been in business? How do you compete with Walmart and Amazon?

Finding Home

In the summer of 2019, Arizona Public Media published “Finding Home,” a radio news series focused on housing and issues of access, affordability, discrimination, cultural identity, and the changing neighborhoods of Tucson. Content included multiple episodes of our half-hour radio programs, a slate of feature radio news stories, a dedicated web page, and a live community conversation. At a public event, held a month after the series aired, the show host moderated a discussion between panelists representing development, fair housing, and neighborhood associations.

Strike a Chord

Strike a Chord is a public service awareness campaign designed to draw attention to vital community issues in the New York area. WFUV has explored subjects ranging from veterans returning home to the healing power of the arts, sharing content through on-air public service announcements, news features, the WFUV e-newsletter, community events, and public affairs programming. Strike a Chord is produced in partnership with BronxNet Television, local cable access center.

MindShift

KQED’s MindShift newsletter reaches more than 100,000 teachers, principals, learning coaches, librarians and others in the education profession. In the spring of 2019, MindShift began asking newsletter subscribers to submit questions via Google Form to ask other 100,000 subscribers. MindShift editors selected questions every 1-2 weeks, enabling readers to share tips in a tightly moderated way about thorny issues in education.

RadioActive Youth Media

RadioActive, now in its 16th year, is an award-winning youth journalism and radio storytelling workshop at KUOW. Last year RadioActive served 900 teenagers at 25 schools and community organizations. Teens apply for the program; once selected, they are paid for their 6-week session, as they study journalism, sound recording, editing, interviewing, script writing and speaking on the air. The initiative actively recruit participants who are underserved by high quality arts programs, including incarcerated youth, refugees youth, youth in low-income housing.