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We initially took creative and conscious cues from the iconic shows that have inspired us. From the scenic road, simple-pleasure sensibilities of Charles Kuralt’s On the Road and the investigatory spirit of 60 Minutes to the aesthetic and music-fueled backdrop of MTV and do-it-yourself spirit of Current TV, these things have moved us to create a show where neither artistry or content are ever compromised for one another.

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The Poems, The Poets, The Power – A National Poetry Month Special

Friday, April 24 2015 06:23 PM

Poetry isn’t just words on a page. Instead it’s a form that lets people express themselves in a way that’s often far more deep, emotional, and complex than other forms of communication. In this year’s National Poetry Month Special, SOTRU explores how people are finding ways to use poetry in surprising ways.

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Ithaca, NY: Power to the People

Tuesday, April 21 2015 03:28 PM

The climate is going haywire, and politicians are bickering over what to do about it, or whether to do anything at all. But that’s only part of the story. Around the country, communities are taking matters into their own hands, publicly pledging to shrink their carbon footprints, then setting out to make good on their […]

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SOTRU Wins Peabody Award

Monday, April 20 2015 01:34 PM

We are elated to announce that State of the Re:Union is the winner of a 2014 Peabody Award, one of the highest honors in broadcasting. Peabody judges praised SOTRU saying “it purveys good news—not soft, sugarcoated features but grassroots reporting that demonstrates how everyday people, both rural and urban, are figuring out ways to tackle […]

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SOTRU Short: A Couple Twice Born

Tuesday, March 03 2015 07:16 PM

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The Power of African-American Art: A Black History Month Special

Friday, February 13 2015 03:21 PM

This year, State of the Re:Union recognizes Black History Month through the lens of African-American art, the role it has played in social movements and everyday life, and why it matters both to the black community and the United States as a whole.

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SOTRU Short: Dear Salt Lake City

Wednesday, January 28 2015 04:39 PM

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Black History Month Special Coming in February

Friday, January 09 2015 04:09 PM

State of the Re:Union has made it an annual tradition to commemorate Black History Month with a special episode exploring lesser known corners of African-American history.

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SOTRU Short: The Whistler

Wednesday, December 03 2014 05:03 PM

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Travelogue: Volume One

Wednesday, October 22 2014 04:12 PM

T he SOTRU team brings you a collection of stories from the road. Host Al Letson reflects on the show and plays some of his favorite stories mixed with unheard interviews. We’ll also hear a story about a road trip that completely shifted Al’s life.

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