Student Phenology

This program, aired Tuesday mornings to KAXE/KBXE, features local people from the KAXE region reporting on the biological events related to seasonal change throughout the calendar year. Host of “Phenology,” John Latimer, works with 15 different schools around the state to broadcast and podcast their nature reports once a week. Hearing kids voices just falling in love with nature brightens even a -40 degree Farenheit day in northern MN.

Hive

Hive is WFDD’s multi-tiered education program that, through storytelling, empowers young people (and some grown-ups!) to ask questions, think critically, and care about their community. It provides both content and revenue for WFDD. Though primarily youth-focused, Hive serves people ages 10 – 65+, through a variety of programs, including a summer student Radio Camp and Radio 101 classes embedded in local schools and colleges during the school year.

Issues & Ale

Issues & Ale is Michigan Radio’s ongoing community engagement event series that provides people a chance to discuss important issues…in a fun, informal setting. The public is invited to learn more about a specific topic from a panel of experts and then join in with their questions and comments. Issues & Ale discussions are hosted by Michigan Radio on-air anchors or reporters, and held in brew pubs, sports bars and taverns across Michigan. These events are free and open to the public.

The Howl Story Slam

Howl Story Slam is an on-going, live storytelling competition developed by North Country Public Radio to connect the people and communities of the “North County,” the area of New York State in and above the Adirondacks. Each event involves local businesses and community members, with much of the publicity driven by Facebook posts. Individual storytellers of all ages compete in local events with the winners of local story slams advancing to a “Grand Slam” finale. Audio and video of the slams are posted on NCPR.org.

Valley Sounds

Valley Sounds is an all-local show featuring original music from classical to rap to punk to country to gospel to electronica and everything in between, all performed in the Tennessee Valley. Artists are encouraged to submit their recordings to Valley Sounds online or at an in-person meet and greets. The meet and greets, held at local bars and music venues, act as a community producers meeting, where musicians and fans can share ideas about the show.

Jazz singer Emily Sage at the 2017 launch event for Amplifier

Amplifier

Amplifier is a podcast that shines a light on Charlotte’s local music scene. More than 500 musicians have submitted their songs and shared their experiences. Amplifier launched with 20 episodes in 20 days, and is now a biweekly podcast featuring award-winning jazz singers to emerging pop acts, DIY venue owners to established record producers and beyond. Amplifier was named Charlotte Magazine’s “Best Podcast”, and received a Webby Award for innovation in music/arts podcasting.

The Rapidian

The Rapidian is an online platform for citizen journalism, where community members can share positive stories about their neighborhoods and post calendar listings of events in Western Michigan. The Rapidian aims to fill the void in a local “news desert” that lacks daily newspaper. A collaboration between Grand Rapids Television (GRTV), WCYE-FM and The Wealthy Theater, The Rapidian offers media literacy and community journalism training to individuals and nonprofits, in order to foster local pride and civic engagement, and unify a diverse community.

Future Jobs: Growing Our Region’s Workforce

Future Jobs explores the employment careers/opportunities that are trending now and in the near future. Future Jobs helps job-seekers to discover new, promising career options as they start their job search, and raises awareness about the regional workforce development efforts already underway in the Pittsburgh region. Through documentaries, shareable digital shorts,, this multiplatform project delivers life-impacting information to the public—especially middle school students and teachers, targeting them at the right time of their lives.

Claudia Rodriguez Biezunski

Only Here

The “Only Here” podcast provides an intimate look at one of the world’s busiest border crossings, where San Diego and Tijuana meet. Over time, the podcast has attracted an audience on both sides of the border with stories about the culture and creativity forged in this tense region. Hosted by a member of a bilingual hip-hop band in Tijuana, the podcast deepens understanding and connection between listeners on both sides of the border.